Resources for Professionals

Beyond Silence: Jewish Community Professional Resources

  • Download a PowerPoint Presentation entitled “Approaches for Engaging Youth Serving Organizations and Schools in Child Sexual Abuse Prevention” prepared by Safe and Sound for the Beyond Silence professional development day held on November 18, 2015.
  • Beyond Silence Closing Keynote by David Waksberg, CEO of Jewish Learning Works, delivered during the Beyond Silence professional development day on November 18, 2015.

California State & Bay Area Local Resources 

  • Enough Abuse of the Greater Bay Area – This is a campaign to raise consciousness about the prevention and reporting of child abuse. The link includes phone numbers and email addresses for the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Solano. If your county is not listed, please contact the Child Help Hotline on the “Child Abuse Reporting” page of this “Board of Rabbis/Beyond Silence – Protecting of Youth” website.
  • Professional Enrichment is a program of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center for professionals seeking advice, consultation, or support in your efforts to serve your community or individual Jewish clients facing illness or loss.
  • Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse prepared by the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
  • California Coalition Against Sexual Assault provides information and resources for college students and people of all ages regarding rape, unwelcome sexual threats and intimidation, incest, sexual assault by intimate partners, child sexual abuse, human sexual trafficking, sexual harassment, street harassment and other forms of unwelcome, coerced or non-consensual activity. (Recommended by Hank Berman, MFT)
  • California Department of Social Services – Child Protective Services resources for families who children have been abused and resources for community members who wish to report abuse.
  • Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training – The Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Project is funded by the California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention and has been modified by the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California. The goal of this project is to have free training available for mandated child abuse reporters so they may carry out their responsibilities properly. There are training modules for clergy, educators, childcare workers, medical professionals and law enforcement. There is also a training module in Spanish.
  • A Step Forward, Inc., Child Abuse Treatment and Training provides expert psychologists who work sensitively with victims and their families, and perpetrators and their families. Click here for an article by A Step Forward Co-Directors Caprice Haverty, Ph.D. and Anna Weisberg, Ph.D.

National Resources 

Media Placement & Articles Published on the Protect Our Youth Campaign