Links and Resources

Links are provided for informational purposes only and are not an endorsement of the organization or the products and services they offer.


Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
(Domestic Violence Hotline, Tennessee 1-800-356-6767)
National hotline and links to help in other states.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network: 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)
The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, partnering with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Domestic Violence / Abuse Victims page from the University of Houston
Not sure if you or a friend are in an abusive relationship? This outline from UH’s Counseling and Psychological Services  Center profiles the emotional and behavioral warning signs.

10 Ways You Can Help Prevent Domestic Violence Where You Live
Want to do something to help someone else, but not sure what? Start here.

YWCA Nashville and Middle Tennessee Domestic Violence section
Find out more about the YWCA’s domestic violence services and what you should say/do for a victim of domestic violence.

Morning Star Sanctuary
A faith-based refuge for victims of domestic violence, headquartered in Madison.

Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson County’s Office of Family Safety
Includes information about the Jean Crowe Advocacy Center, which provides safe, supportive, and convenient services for domestic violence victims.

Domestic Violence in Tennessee
Fact sheet from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Healthy Living Toolkit: Violence In the Home
This brochure, available in multiple languages, explains the different kinds of abuse and how to find help. A publication of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.

Safe Start Center
Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children’s Exposure to Violence – a booklet to help parents and other caregivers understand the potential impact of exposure to violence on the development of children.

Violence Against Women Resource Center
An online statewide database made available by the Tennessee Economic Council on Women (TECW) to connect Tennesseans with helpful information about domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking resources.

Addiction and Domestic Violence
An outline of the connections between domestic violence and substance abuse, as provided by Addiction Center.

Understanding the Me Too Movement: A Sexual Harassment Awareness Guide
This guide from Maryville University Online provides facts about sexual harassment, explores the options available for someone who has been sexually harassed and/or assaulted and offers an overview of the #MeToo movement which has increased public awareness of these issues.


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Human Trafficking

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733
A national, anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking. Available 24/7 with interpreters in more than 200 languages. The website also offers numerous resources on both labor and sex trafficking.

IT Has to Stop
An outreach project of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. working to end human trafficking in our state and beyond. Contact the Tennesee Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-55-TNHTH (1-888-558-6424).

Polaris Project
Additional resources and information from a national non-profit that works to combat and prevent modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

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Internet and Technology Safety

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Cyber Tipline: 1-800-843-5678
For reporting incidents involving child sexual exploitation online.

Fraud Unit, Metro Nashville Police Department: 615-862-7594
MPND’s Fraud Unit investigates cyber crimes as well as more conventional forms of fraud.

Safety Tips & Advice offers suggestions on a variety of topics related to online safety, from cyberbullying to identity theft.
Covers a wide range of topics on bullying and harassment with an extensive section on cyberbullying.
Journalist, youth advocate, and online safety expert Anne Collier maintains a regularly updated blog that helps parents understand current issues in online child safety.

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Child Abuse

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3244 (TTY)
Serving the U.S. and Canada, staffed 24 /7 days a week with assistance available in over 170 languages. Also provides information and statistics on the various kinds of child abuse.

Tennessee Sex Offender Registry Search
Searchable by name, city, county, ZIP code, and offender ID.

Tennessee Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Centers
The 46 Child Advocacy Centers located across Tennessee provide a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical and mental health professionals share information and develop effective, coordinated strategies to help abused and neglected children.

National Children’s Advocacy Center

Toni Cavanagh Johnson, PhD (personal website)
This international expert on sexual behavior problems among children offers several of her publications on assessment, investigation, and intervention for purchase via her site.

Tennessee’s Missing Children
Information on active missing child cases in Tennessee.

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Substance Abuse

DISCLAIMER: Inclusion as a resource on this page is not an official endorsement by YHTP.

Drug Abuse and Addiction: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use and Addiction
The mechanics, symptoms, and warning signs of substance abuse… and what to do when your loved one has a problem.
Information about specific substances, along with symptoms and side effects of abuse. Also includes a thorough overview of the detox/rehab process.

Family First Intervention
Information about substance abuse intervention from a team of intervention professionals.

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
This free toolkit offers strategies for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Also check out the related links for prescribers, patients and families, and those recovering from an opioid overdose.

TMA Opioid Resource Center
Federal and state resources for physicians working to fight and prevent opioid abuse among their patients, courtesy of the Tennessee Medical Association.

Tennessee Drug Offender Registry Database
Search for individuals convicted of drug offenses by name and/or county.

David Parnell: Facing the Dragon
After recovering from two decades of drug abuse (including methamphetamine), David Parnell became a public speaker, author, and advocate for drug-endangered children.

Veterans and Addiction
Facts, figures, and options for veterans military families dealing with substance abuse… with particular attention given to the connections between addiction and PTSD. A publication of Silvermist Recovery.

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Elder Abuse

Adult Protective Services, Tennessee Department of Human Services: 1-888-277-8366
Adult Protective Services staff investigate reports of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect), or financial exploitation of adults who are unable to protect themselves due to a physical or mental limitation. APS staff assess the need for protective services and provide services to reduce the identified risk to the adult.

A Guide for Preventing Elder Abuse, Assault, and Theft
A comprehensive and user-friendly online resource (courtesy of on the different forms of abuse/exploitation experienced by older adults.

Abuse in Later Life
An additional resource from the National Clearinghouse for Abuse in Later Life which explores the dynamics of power, control, and caregiver stress as they pertain to elder abuse.

Eldercare Locator
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting people to services for older adults and their families.

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Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Information
Find out how to file a consumer complaint, report identity theft, register for do-not-call lists, and more.

AARP Fraud Watch Network
Use the AARP’s Fraud Resource Center to find out about the latest in scams and fraud. You can also report something you’ve seen or talk to a trained volunteer about your concerns.

Operation Protect Veterans
A joint venture by AARP and the US Postal Inspection Service to raise awareness of common scams that target America’s military veterans.

Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Tennessee
This publication by the NCVBA explains the process of filing a civil suit to recover money lost due to frauds, scams, and criminal injury.

National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA)
The nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Also offers attorney referrals.

National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI)
A nonprofit based at Lewis & Clark Law School which fights for victims through legal advocacy, training and education, and public policy.

“Consumer Fraud” page on
A concise summary of common varieties of fraud, such as identity theft, credit card fraud, and other common scams.

Crimes of Persuasion
Website of consumer fraud authority Les Anderson, designed to inform consumers and law enforcement about common frauds and scams. Includes a section on fraud victim assistance and support.

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Criminal Injury Compensation

Tennessee Criminal Injury Compensation Fund: 615-741-2734
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund provides financial assistance to crime victims and/or dependent relatives to defray the costs of medical services, loss of earnings, burial costs, and other financial losses.

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Other Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Veterans can press “1” for connection to the Veterans Crisis Line.

Crisis Text Line: text TN to 741741
Free, 24/7 crisis support for people dealing with mental health issues, bullying, abuse, body issues, grief, substance abuse, and LGBTQ issues.

TBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted

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