Medical Resources
GIVE BACK A SMILE (800-773-4227)
Front teeth damaged by a violent partner or spouse are repaired pro bono. (source:

FACE FORWARD (310-657-2253)
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 to provide each victim with the best possible treatment pro bono.  "It is
our sincere hope that you will take a children who have been victims of violent and disfiguring crimes."   Dr. David Alessi and
Deborah Alessi

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 (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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Barbara Bentley
Motivational Author and Speaker