Medical Resources
GIVE BACK A SMILE
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation's (AACDCF) Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program heals some
of the most devastating effects of domestic and sexual violence, by restoring the smiles of adult women and men who have suffered
dental injuries from a former intimate partner or spouse, family member or due to sexual assault.

FACE FORWARD
The mission of Face Forward is to provide physical and emotional reconstruction for women and children who have been victimized
by domestic or gang related violence. Face Forward vows that all individuals who cannot afford the fees associated with proper
internal and external care will be treated pro bono.

DIRECTORY OF CRIME VICTIM SERVICES
The  Online Directory of Crime Victim Services is a resource from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). Since its launch in 2003,
the Directory has helped thousands of crime victims and service providers find non-emergency crime victim service agencies in the
United States and abroad.  Search by STATE or COUNTRY.  Go the home page and click START HERE.

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (MAYO CLINIC HEALTH INFORMATION):
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include
flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.  Many people who go through
traumatic events have difficulty adjusting and coping for a while. But with time and taking care of yourself, such traumatic reactions
usually get better. In some cases, though, the symptoms can get worse or last for months or even years. Sometimes they may
completely shake up your life. In a case such as this, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder. Getting treatment as soon as
possible after post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms develop may prevent long-term post-traumatic stress disorder.
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