Pornography addiction not only effects the individual, but has impacts on their families and our larger society. Sons of Helaman provides a variety of resources for combating this addiction while working to find outside resources that may be helpful to families affected by pornography use or to individuals who are interested in getting involved. Below are a list of resources that have been selected and reviewed by Sons of Helaman staff that you may find useful.
Name of Resource: Allies with Families
Resource Type: Family Support and Education Groups
Allies with Families serves children with mental, emotional or behavioral health needs and their families. Allies can provide basic information to help families better understand their child\’s illness and direct them to appropriate mental health services. \r\n \r\nAllies with Families\’ wellness and education programs (Operation Families Together, From Hope to Recovery and Sibshop) provides critical information,one-to-one advocacy and support to help families find services in the community, navigate the school and mental health system on behalf of their child. With an excellent network of resources and personal experience, Allies with Families provides effective strategies for families facing the unique challenges of mental health needs.
Name of Resource: Combatting Pornography
Resource Type: Website
The LDS Church\’s resource for combating the influence of pornography on individuals and families. This site provides specific resources for individuals, parents, spouses, and leaders.
Name of Resource: Covenant Eyes
Resource Type: \”Accountability\” Software
**NOTE: NO AMOUNT OF INTERNET FILTERING CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF PARENTAL SUPERVISION WHEN CHILDREN ARE ON THE INTERNET. SONS OF HELAMAN RECOMMENDS THAT YOU SUPERVISE INTERNET USE IN YOUR HOME AND KEEP YOUR COMPUTERS IN PUBLIC, HIGH TRAFFIC PLACES IN THE HOME** This software sets up accountability between the internet user and a parent or spouse. Connections aren\’t filtered, but usage and content reports are created and shared with the accountability individual. Visit the website for more details.
Name of Resource: CP80
Resource Type: Educational Materials
The CP80 Foundation formulates and advances solutions, strategies, and initiatives meant to evolve the Internet and offer parents better choices for protecting their children from unwanted Internet pornography. Of particular interest are 3 training courses designed to educate parents about children and internet use which offer suggestions and strategies for limiting unwanted exposure to pornography.
Name of Resource: Fight the New Drug
Resource Type: Education/Awareness
Fight the New Drug is a youth oriented non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and educating on the addictive and harmful potential of pornography through educational efforts. It is a movement led by youth passionate about helping their peers understand these negative effects. Those that join the movement are called Fighters. Through their personal accounts they are able to download tools and resources to spread this message virally to those around them. Learn more about how to get involved and join the movement by visiting www.FightTheNewDrug.org.
Name of Resource: Hold On to Hope
Resource Type: Online Book
This book is offered free through mentalhealthlibrary.info. It is recommended for anyone who works with addicts (Bishops, Parents, Family Members, etc.) of any type. The chapters focus on various aspects of addiction that may be perplexing, frustrating, or hard to understand.\r\n\r\nTHIS BOOK IS A GOOD PLACE TO START IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF ADDICTION MORE FULLY.
Name of Resource: Instructions for Setting Up Parental Controls in Windows Vista
Resource Type: How To Instructions
From Microsoft\’s official website. Parental controls can assist in filtering internet and program content, set schedules for computer use, and send reports of usage to the computer administrator.
Name of Resource: K9
Resource Type: Internet Filter
**NOTE: NO AMOUNT OF INTERNET FILTERING CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF PARENTAL SUPERVISION WHEN CHILDREN ARE ON THE INTERNET. SONS OF HELAMAN RECOMMENDS THAT YOU SUPERVISE INTERNET USE IN YOUR HOME AND KEEP YOUR COMPUTERS IN PUBLIC, HIGH TRAFFIC PLACES IN THE HOME** This filtering software is free and also protects against malicious software. Visit the website for more details.
Name of Resource: Lighted Candle Society
Resource Type: Advocacy Group
The Lighted Candle Society is the nationwide community of concerned citizens dedicated to the eradication of pornography. We envision a society where pornography is widely shunned, spurned and recognized as a threat to society. We foresee a future where serious consequences await those that produce and distribute sexually explicit material. In pursuit of this vision, the Lighted Candle Society 1) supports civil litigation against those that profit from pornography, 2) finances scientific research to study the effects of pornography and 3) publishes information to help families combat the scourge of pornography.
Name of Resource: Net Nanny
Resource Type: Internet Filter
**NOTE: NO AMOUNT OF INTERNET FILTERING CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF PARENTAL SUPERVISION WHEN CHILDREN ARE ON THE INTERNET. SONS OF HELAMAN RECOMMENDS THAT YOU SUPERVISE INTERNET USE IN YOUR HOME AND KEEP YOUR COMPUTERS IN PUBLIC, HIGH TRAFFIC PLACES IN THE HOME** This software is developed to provide reports on internet and computer usage as well as filtering unwanted content on the computer. Visit the website for more details.
Name of Resource: Pathways to Healing
Resource Type: Treatment Facility
Pathways to Healing provides professional sexual addiction counseling and therapy. We understand the challenges and difficulties faced by individuals who suffer from sexual addictions and the effects it has on relationships. We provide professional help to those who suffer from the challenges that come with sexual addiction.\r\n\r\nWe understand that sexual addiction does not only affect the addict. The individuals who share relationships with the addict are profoundly affected by the addiction. Our programs are catered to the addicts and their partners. We help pick up the pieces of broken marriages and relationships. We help couples restore the trust, compassion, and companionship that may have been lost.\r\n\r\nThe most important thing we offer is hope. There is hope for those suffering with sexual addiction, and there is hope for the partner of a sex addict. Do not be afraid to take the steps to help you or your partner get the help desperately needed.
Name of Resource: SA Lifeline Foundation
Resource Type: Website
SA Lifeline Foundation is dedicated to: Educating parents, religious, civic, educational and business leaders about sexual addiction its impact on individuals, marriages, families and society and the challenges faced by those affected. Providing information and education for the sexual addict, their spouse and or parents about sexual addiction and where help through professional counseling and recovery publications can be found. Providing information about 12 Step Groups specifically related to recovery from sexual addiction and where possible assists in their organization. Where possible provide meeting space for group recovery and education programs relating to sexual addiction. Developing and maintaining relationships with qualified professional counselors and counseling organizations who deal specifically with sexual addiction and its treatment. Please check back from time to time as this site is updated often with important information on the subject of helping those seeking education, information and help relating to pornography / sexual addiction.
Name of Resource: Utah Child Protection Registry
Resource Type: Do not contact list
The Utah Child Protection Registry is a free program provided by the State of Utah that helps you stop adult oriented solicitations from being targeted at your family.
Name of Resource: Utah Coalition Against Pornography
Resource Type: Advocacy Group
The Utah Coalition Against Pornography (UCAP) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, which is comprised of diverse religious, social, and cultural groups offering leadership, education, and resources to organizations seeking to combat the harmful effects of sexually explicit material on individuals, children and families. The main purpose in bringing together these organizations in combating pornography, is to provide resources, information, and hope to the community, individuals, and families. The Coalition convenes opportunities each year for the various organizations and members to come together and discuss their ideas, projects, and goals related to pornography issues. UCAP’s main educational program is an annual conference on “Protecting Children and Families from Pornography and Other Harmful Material.” In addition to the annual conference, UCAP sponsors educational meetings for parents and students at Jr. High & High Schools throughout Utah; provides educational materials, such as DVD’s, books; and, resources, such as links to reputable therapists, programs and tools.
Name of Resource: What’s the Big Deal about Pornography? A Guide for the Internet Generation
Resource Type: Book
This book is designed to be a comprehensive source of information about pornography, its effects on individuals , families, and larger communities, and what can be done to fortify children and teach families what to do when pornography is encountered. The author writes to teenagers in simple and basic language that is age appropriate and meaningful. Given that it is written to teenagers, it is an excellent resource for parents as they seek to find the information they need to convey to their children and the language to do it in. The author points out that given various views about human sexuality and the large amounts of information out there about it. It is important for parents to pull from a variety of resources and teach about the dangers of pornography and healthy human sexuality in the context of the values they would like to pass on to their children. This resource contains tangible tools and relevant strategies for parents and teens alike in learning what to do when pornography is accidentally encountered, when an individual is using it and can’t stop, and what to do when you suspect someone might be addicted to pornography. The back of the book contains a comprehensive list of resources from activist groups to websites that help parents teach their children about healthy sexuality. This book is recommended to everyone who has or loves a teen who uses the internet. In confronting and preventing pornography addiction, it is essential to define it and understand the dangers of its use. Dr. Manning provides much of that information in an appropriate, extensive way.