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.
|How to Understand Your Partner's (Or Your Own) Sexual Abuse History||
Article by clinicial psychologist Samantha Rodman, PhD, for adult survivors and partners of survivors of child sexual abuse. Includes actions partners can take to show support and build trust. Some language may be triggering for some survivors.
|How To Find a Good Trauma Therapist (Trauma Institute)||
Article on how to find the right counselor for yourself or your child when looking to address trauma history with a knowledgeable provider.
|How to Choose a Counselor or Therapist (GoodTherapy.org)||
Tips and guidelines to help choose a therapist.
|How Can I Protect My Child From Sexual Assault? (RAINN)||
Recommendations for parents and guardians on preventing child sexual abuse through relationship-building with their children.
|Homeland Security Investigations Tip Form (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)||
Form to report child sexual exploitation, pornography, and sex trafficking to Homeland Security.
|Helping Survivors of Sexual Abuse Through Labor (Gentle Birth)||
Article talking about how to support survivors of sexual abuse through labour and delivery, and possible difficulties they may encounter.
|Helping Children Develop Healthy Sexual Behavior and Attitudes (The Child Study Center)||
Article on communicating with children and youth about healthy sexuality.
|Help In Your State (Women's Law)||
Specialized resource list by state for finding shelters, legal aid, counseling, safety planning, civil courthouse locations, contact information for sheriff departments, and more for abuse victims.
|Hear No Evil, See No Evil: Understanding Failure to Identify and Report Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Contexts (Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse)||
Research report on failure to report in schools and youth serving organizations, challenges, and potential best practices.
|Harmful Sexual Behavior (Jonny Matthew)||
Specialized resource list for help for children with sexual behavior problems. Links to workbooks, DVDs, guides, articles, and more.
|Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center: Organization||
Works to end child abuse, neglect, and exploitation by providing training and education to professionals and parents.
|Grooming Dynamic (National Center for Victims of Crime)||
Article describing how to recognize grooming behaviors directed at children or adolescents by at-risk adults.
|Global Government and NGO Human Trafficking Hotlines (SCRIBD)||
List of international contacts to report human trafficking.
|Girls Educating and Mentoring Services (GEMS): Organization||
Serves girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
|Generation FIVE: Organization||
Offers information and guidelines for the use of transformative justice in addressing child sexual abuse.
|Futures without Violence: Organization||
Community education, policy reform, and professional training focused on ending violence against women and children.
|From Complaint to Resolution: Understanding the Child Welfare Grievance Process (Child Welfare and Information Gateway)||
Factsheet discusses with caregivers what to do if they feel their Child Protective Services (CPS) case was handled unfairly, if an official (judge, case manager, lawyer) may have done something unethical, including who to contact and how to air their grievances.
|Free Guide and Fact Sheets for Schools and Youth Serving Organizations (The Enough Abuse Campaign)||
Practical guide for strengthening child protection policies and practices, part of the "Gatekeepers for Kids" program for child sexual abuse prevention for schools and youth serving organizations.
A personalized multi-device program for youth and adults struggling with pornography use. In depth surveys, accountability partners, and addiction related articles are included in the program. Free for youth under 21, with a one-time charge for adults 21 and older.
|For Parents: Booklet (South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Abuse)||
A booklet for parents and other non-offending caregivers of children who have been sexually abused on caring for themselves and the family.