Resources

If your organization provides information or services that could be helpful to our community, feel free to contact Fractali at admin@cosplayer-ssn.org to see about having them listed here. Please note while we are open to suggestions, we serve a specialized community and are selective of the sites we link here. If your email appears to be spam, it will probably not receive a response.

Abuse & Partner Violence

Break the Cycle
Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people 12 -24 to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse.

Love Is Respect
Providing information and assistance to young people in abusive relationships.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The NCADV's goal is to create a society where domestic violence is no longer tolerated and abusers are held accountable.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Compassionate and confidential, they can also be reached at 1-800-799-7233

That's Not Cool
Resources for decreasing teen dating violence.

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Bullying & Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying Resource Center
Resources, legal information, and advice for both children and adults who are the victims of cyberbullying.

End Cyberbullying
Information mostly for children and parents.

StopBullying [dot] gov
U.S. Government website for prevention and of bullying.

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Fan Community Resources

FanStand: A Nerd Positivity Movement
A fan community devoted to the idea that everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or body type should find their true selves, make peace and love their passions without judgment.

R.E.A.C.H. - Raising Education through Arts, Characters, and Heroes
Utah-based cosplay group that teaches anti-bullying, literacy, history and art in local schools.

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Harassment

Hollaback
Hollaback! is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment.

Uplift & their YouTube Channel
A non-profit organization devoted to providing education and resources for those who have endured harassment and sexual violence, at conventions and online.

VPN Mentor's Internet Safety Guide
Tips on how to stay safe online.

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Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Search
A global resource database on human trafficking for the purpose of educating and raising awareness of the issue

Polaris
Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the United States, Polaris is devoted to ending modern slavery.

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Mental Health/Suicide

Crisis Textline
Connect with a crisis counselor by texting 741741 from anywhere in the United States.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
While focused on children, the NCTSN website contains information on trauma-informed care that can be helpful to adults as well.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please reach out to 1-800-273-8255 or call your local emergency number.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Information and publications on various conditions and government programs.

The Trauma Informed Care Project
While mostly for institutions and clinicians who wish to obtain training, there are useful publications under the resources page.

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Rape/Sexual Assault

EROC: End Rape on Campus
EROC works to end rape on college campuses through education and policy/legal reform, while also providing resources to survivors.

It's On Us
It's On Us asks everyone - students, community leaders, parents, organizations, and companies - to step up and realize that the conversation changes with us.

Project Consent
Project Consent is an organization devoted to dismantling rape culture.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network - Extended National Resources (U.S.) listed here.
The nation's largest organization to fight against sexual violence, providing services to survivors and educating the public. They administer the National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE and online chat is available.

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Stalking

Stalking Resource Center
A program from the National Center for the Victims of Crime.