Library of Resources

We know that lack of information is a key barrier in taking a step to prevent child sexual abuse. That's why we've also made available a searchable database of the resources used by our Helpline staff as an additional tool for understanding child sexual abuse and taking actions to prevent it. While we carefully review each resource, inclusion in this library does not mean that we endorse or recommend the resource. Please review any resource carefully for relevance to your own personal situation. 

To find resources, enter the title, a portion of the title or any key word to bring up all relevant resources.

Please note that we are always happy to learn of a new resource for sexual abuse prevention and invite anyone to forward resouces to us for review. 

Titlesort descending Description
Out of Bounds: Sexual Abuse in Sports (Psychology Today)

Blog post with advice and tips for observing coaches and other’s behaviors.
Tags: Athletics, Extracurricular Activities, Parents, Prevention, School, Sports, Youth Serving Organizations

Pandora's Project: Organization

Online peer support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.
Tags: Allies, Adult Survivor, Healing, Partners, Recovery, Self-Help, Spouses, Support Group, Pandora's Project

Parent's Guide to Internet Safety (FBI)

An online pamphlet highlighting safety strategies to keep children and youth safe with cyber-based media.
Tags: Prevention, Parents, Online Safety, Social Networking, Social Media, Technology, FBI

Parent's Guide to Internet Safety and Sexuality (Advocates For Youth)

Guide to communicating with youth about internet safety, including explanations of routine and popular online activities.
Tags: Internet Safety, Prevention, Parents, Teenagers, Social Media, Technology, Advocates for Youth

Parent's Sex Ed Center (Advocates For Youth)

Expert advice for parents to communicate accurately with their children about sexuality and sexual topics.
Tags: Healthy Sexuality Development, Prevention, Teenagers, Sex Education, Advocates for Youth

Parenting a Child who has been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

Information to help parents of sexually abused children respond to their children in healthy parenting ways.
Tags: Child Survivor, Healing, Professionals, Recovery, Child Welfare and Information Gateway

Parenting as an Abuse Survivor (The Mama Bear Effect)

Guide to potential triggers of parenting for adult survivors of child sexual abuse and how to cope with them.
Tags: Childbirth, Parents, Pregnancy, Prevention, Recovery, the Mama Bear Effect

Parenting Children Surviving Sexual Abuse (Surviving Child Sexual Abuse)

Article by Michael Merrick, M.S., L.M.S.W. and Betsy Allen, M.A., L.M.S.W.
Tags: Child Survivor, Healing, Parents, Recovery, Intervention

Parenting Safe Children: Organization

Workshops for parents and professionals on keeping children safe from sexual abuse.
Tags: Advocacy, Prevention, Publications, Schools, Trainings, Youth Serving Organizations, Parenting Safe Children

Parents Anonymous: Organization

Organization dedicated to strengthening the family and preventing child abuse and neglect. Also has a helpline for parents, providing emotional support from a trained advocate: 1.855.4A.PARENT at 1.855.427.2736.
Tags: Advocacy, California, Helpline, Mental Health, Prevention, Support, Training, Parents Anonymous

Parents for Megan's Law (1.888.ASK.PFML) and the Crime Victim's Center: Organization

Provides a 24/7 hotline (1.800.ASK.PFML or 1.631.689.2672), support, information and victim advocacy services to help answer questions about sex offenders and children's safety. Also has links to sex offender registry and for reporting sex offenders.
Tags: Helpline, Prevention, Parents for Megan's Law, PFML

Parents Whose Children Have Been Sexually Abused (Daily Strength Chat Boards)

Online chat board for non-offending parents and caregivers of a child who has been sexually abused. This site is not professionally managed or facilitated.
Tags: Parents of Survivors, Self-Help, Support, Daily Strength Chat Boards

Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center (POSARC): Organization

A privately run website and coaching resource with online information for partners of adults with sex addiction. Lists national support groups.
Tags: Abuser, At-Risk, Self-Help, Sexual Behavior Problem, Partners of Sex Addicts Research Center, POSARC

Polaris: Organization

An organization fighting to eradicate trafficking and modern slavery, and restore freedom to survivors.
Tags: Advocacy, Policy, Sexual Abuse, Training, Victim Assistance, Polaris

Preparing Children to Testify (Hawaii.gov)

An article for parents and caregivers about how to prepare your child to testify in a courtroom.
Tags: Advocacy, Custody, Law, Legal, Sexual Abuse, Survivor, Witness, Hawaii.gov

Prevent Child Abuse America: Organization

An organization for the prevention of child abuse.
Tags: Advocacy, Crisis Support, Public Policy, Statistics, Prevent Child Abuse America

Preventing Abuse: Research and Resources (NSPCC)

Child protection safeguarding information, advice, and research, information and statistics from the UK.
Tags: Child Abuse, Bullying, Exploitation, International, Statistics, Trafficking, UK, NSPCC

Preventing Child Maltreatment: A Guide to Taking Action and Generating Evidence (WHO)

A comprehensive guide for law enforcement, social workers, medical personnel, and other professionals on how to define, prevent, and detect child abuse, and how to provide resources to victims and their families.
Tags: Advocacy, Educators, International, Neglect, Research, Sexual Abuse, Statistics, Training, World Health Organization

Privacy and Internet Safety (Common Sense Media)

Advice for parents about keeping kids safe online. Also includes articles and research about privacy and internet safety.
Tags: Children, Prevention, Social Media, Technology, Common Sense Media

Project Roar: Organization

Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about child sexual abuse by providing prevention workshops, community presentations, and lessons to children.
Tags: Canada, International, Parents, Professionals, Youth Serving Organizations, Project Roar

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