Resources for Survivors
Students Against Child Marriage is committed to providing assistance to those currently facing, fleeing, or recovering from a child marriage. As a student group primarily conducting underage marriage research, advocacy, and awareness operations, we have a limited capacity for direct intervention. In light of these limitations, we are offering educational resources and can connect those in need with trained professionals who are better equipped to provide intervention services.
Child Marriage Intervention: Get Immediate, Confidential Help From Professionals
Our organization has partnered with Survivors’ Corner, a nationwide non-profit that supports victims and survivors of underage marriage, sexual assault, domestic violence, exploitation, and other related traumas. Through our partnership, we are able to directly and confidentially connect potential, current, and former victims—in addition to those who believe someone they know is at risk—to intervention professionals at Survivors’ Corner.
Fill out this form with your contact information and relevant background information, and Survivors’ Corner will reach out to you with resources and next steps to receive immediate assistance. Any information that you submit is completely confidential and will only be available to the senior staff of Students Against Child Marriage and the support team at Survivors’ Corner.
Students Against Child Marriage Direct Support Services Form
Additionally, if you would prefer to speak with Survivors’ Corner directly on the please call (502) 203-8917.
The Tahirih Justice Center also provides both resources and intervention services for victims of forced marriage. Please use this form to submit an intervention request to their team.
When seeking assistance for yourself and others, be mindful that your communications can be monitored. Take extra care when sending emails and texts, making phone calls, and using the Internet when history is accessible. Some suggestions to conceal your efforts to reach out for help include:
Those who immediately need to speak with a trained professional may receive support over the phone using a domestic violence hotline. The following numbers are available 24/7 for victims, survivors, and anyone in need of assistance:
Educational Resources for Child Marriage Victims and Survivors
After speaking with youth marriage and domestic violence support professionals, we have identified the following studies, institutes, centers, and reports so that survivors may better understand the potential consequences of child marriage, the guidelines for recovering from childhood trauma, and the scope of underage marriage both in the United States and abroad.