August 26, 1999

Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Supportive Living
Division of Children and Family Services

To: Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
BRC Implementation Advisory Committee
Bureau Directors
Consumer Organizations
Cooperative Educational Services Agencies
Coordinators, Integrated Services Programs
County Department of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities
    Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
CSP Directors and CSP Coordinators
Department of Public Instruction, Special Education Consultant
Directors, Area Agencies on Aging
Director, Mendota Mental Health Institute
Director, Winnebago Mental Health Institute
Domestic Violence Programs
Family Preservation and Support
Family Support Programs
Mental Health Council
NAMI Wisconsin and Local Chapters
Program Office Directors/Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators
WI Council on Children and Families
WI Family Ties
Wisconsin Resource List (attached)
From: Sinikka McCabe, Administrator
Division of Supportive Living
Susan N. Dreyfus, Administrator
Division of Children and Family Services
Re: Child Sexual Abuse Resource List

The purpose of this memo is to underscore the problem of child sexual abuse, and to provide you access to resources related to child sexual abuse. The problem of child sexual abuse is far more pervasive than most of us care to admit. The Wisconsin State Legislature, committees on sexual assault, women’s organizations, and parents have voiced a deep concern over this limited awareness on the part of the general public and others. National studies estimate that up to 500,000 children are sexually abused in this country every year. One in four females and one in seven males will experience some form of sexual abuse prior to age 18.

The Wisconsin Legislature has established a Children’s Trust Fund which centers its activities on the prevention of child abuse. Information regarding the Children’s Trust Fund along with many other resources are listed in the attached Child Sexual Abuse Resource/Materials List.

The attached Child Sexual Abuse Resource/Materials List provides human service agencies, case managers, therapists, educators, caregivers and families an organized listing of child sexual abuse information sites, along with selected articles that are available to them from that source. The resource list is separated into a listing of Wisconsin Resources and National Resources and how to contact them.

The Child Sexual Abuse Materials List is also divided into four informational categories: General Resources, Resources for Caregivers, Child Treatment Resources, and Parent and Family Treatment Resources. This listing provides many selected articles, materials and other information that are available from a particular source.

The Child Sexual Abuse Resource/Materials List provides a contact person, address, phone number and Internet Web site (if available) for the source that you may want information from. Please use this information to contact the Foundations, Trusts, Clearinghouses and Societies directly to request materials, articles and other information you desire.

The listing attached is intended to be a beginning, and updated as new resources are identified. If you have any additional resources, materials or other information related to child sexual abuse that should be added to either list, please contact George Hulick at (608) 266-0907
FAX: (608) 261-6748,  or e-mail: hulicgh@dhfs.state.wi.us

1 W. Wilson St.
P. O. Box 7851
Madison, WI 53707-7851
(608) 266-0907
e-mail: hulicgh@dhfs.state.wi.us
Mary Dibble
1 W. Wilson St., P. O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
(608) 267-2073
e-mail: dibblms@dhfs.state.wi.us

Attachments:  Child Sexual Abuse Resource/Materials List  (PDF)

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