Our mission at SAARA is to provide information about sibling aggression and abuse, so that parents and professionals can identify when it is occurring, provide help to the children involved, and prevent it from happening in the future.
While we don't offer direct services to those impacted by sibling aggression and abuse, we have compiled the following listing of organizations that can provide assistance and support or additional information. There are resources here for reporting child abuse and neglect as well as for seeking family assistance, counseling, therapy, or help in a crisis.
Call-in and text services
- 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453) – call or text
- Child abuse hotline and information on how to report child abuse in each U.S. state
- 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673) – there is also a live chat feature on their website
- Sexual assault hotline providing resources and referrals
- 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368) – there are also live chat and email contact options
- Limited-hour helpline for anyone with questions or concerns about child sexual abuse
- Young people ages 14-21 with questions about sexual behaviors, thoughts, and interests can text WHATSOK to 1-888-532-0550, or use chat and email features through What’s OK?
- What’s OK? also maintains a list of crisis and support resources
- 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233) – there are also live chat and text contact options
- Domestic violence and relationship abuse hotline
- 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) – there are also live chat and email contact options
- Crisis line for young people ages 12-21 who are thinking about running away from home or who have already run away
- Maintains a list of helplines in the U.S. and worldwide
- Resources and information about sibling sexual trauma
Further resources and information
Amy Meyers, PhD, LCSW
Amy Meyers is a psychotherapist who specializes in sibling dynamics including abusive sibling relationships.
Resources for finding a mental health professional
Resources for families in New Hampshire
Waypoint NH Family Support Warm Line
The Waypoint Family Support Warm Line is a free phone-in service where callers can talk confidentially to a family support professional to get help with everything from coping strategies, child behaviors, and family dynamics, to household management, basic needs relief, and family empowerment. We can help you access tools, resources, and services to navigate life during challenging times. The Waypoint Family Support Warm Line can accommodate just about any language spoken in NH.
Family Support NH
Family Support New Hampshire (FSNH) is a coalition of Family Resource Centers and Family Strengthening Programs throughout New Hampshire that exists to encourage each other, to share best practices, and to better provide for Granite State families.
Search for family support services by zip code, county, or city in NH
Note: Listing of resources does not imply endorsement.