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 ascending Description
Stop The Silence

An organization that works to stop child sexual abuse.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Advocate

Stop Street Harassment (1.855.897.5910): Organization

Organization that works to end street harassment. Offers advice on what to do in the face of street harassers, how to cope afterwards, state-by-state legal information, and a 24/7 hotline available at 1.855.897.5910. Available in English and Spanish.
Tags: Catcalling, Helpline, Hotline, Legal, Prevention, Stop Street Harassment

Stop It Now! UK

Our sister site, Stop It Now! UK & Ireland.
Tags: Advocacy, International, Helpline, Hotline, Prevention, Treatment, Therapy

Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, and Exploitation (SESAME): Organization

Organization dedicated to public awareness and prevention to address sexual safety in educational settings.
Tags: Parents, Professional, Survivor, Sexual Abuse, Teachers, Youth, Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, and Exploitation, SESAME

Stop Cyberbullying

Information and resources for youth and adults about cyberbullying.
Tags: Canada, International, Internet, Online, Cybercrime

Statutory Rape: A Guide to State Laws and Reporting Requirements (HHS)

A guide to state laws about age of consent, statutory rape, and reporting requirements for child abuse including additional information on reporting. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Tags: Legal, Laws, Parents, Teens, Reporting, Sexual Abuse, Survivor

State Statutes Seach (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

Searchable database of child abuse laws and policies by state.
Tags: Legal, Advocacy, Reporting, Child Protective Services, CPS, Adult Survivor, Child Survivor, Statutes

State Liason Officers for Child Abuse and Neglect (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

A listing of liason officers by state.
Tags: Child Protective Services, Grievance, Reporting, Child Welfare and Information Gateway

State Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Numbers (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

A listing of phone numbers by state to call and report child abuse.
Tags: Reporting, Child Protective Services, CPS, Hotline, Child Welfare Information Gateway

Sparks of Hope: Organization

Provides summer camp experience and other supports to child survivors of abuse and their families. Summer camps are based in Oregon but accept children from any state. Camp applications for parents of child abuse survivors and referral forms for professionals are both available through the website.
Tags: Child Survivors, Therapy, Recreation, Healing, Recovery, Support

South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Abuse - Booklet

A booklet for parents and other non-offending caregivers of children who have been sexually abused on caring for themselves and the family.
Tags: Adolescent, Australia, International, Survivor, Youth

Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH): Organization

Counseling referrals for sexual behavior concerns or online sexual behavior problems. Trainings also offered for professionals.
Tags: At-Risk, Abuser, Offending Behavior, Support, Sex Addiction Problems, Treatment, Therapy

Sidran Institute: Organization

A resource for healing the various psychological and emotional effects of trauma to survivors and their loved ones, including treatment, support, recovery, and self-help.
Tags: Family, Friends, Healing, Professional, Survivor, Spouses, Training, Sidran Institute

Sibling Abuse Survivors' Information and Advocacy Network (SASIAN): Organization

Information, including parent guide to address questions regarding sibling sexual abuse.
Tags: Advocacy, Child Survivor, Incest, Professional, SASIAN

Shelter Safe: Organization

Shelter Safe gathers information about domestic violence shelters and transition houses within Canada all in one place for easy access.
Tags: Abuse, Adult Survivors, Canada, International, Shelter Safe

Shared Hope: Organization

An organization trying to eradicate sex trafficking by through awareness, prevention, treatment, and training.
Tags: Abuse, Advocacy, Child Survivor, International, Legal, Professional, Shared Hope

Sexuality Resource Center for Parents: Organization

Online information and tips for parents and caregivers to aid in talking to children, including those with disabilities, about healthy sexuality, development, and how to prevent abuse. 
Tags: Education, Prevention, Sexuality Resource Center for Parents

Sexuality Resource Center for Parents: Organization

Organization with articles and information on healthy sexuality for parents of both disabled and non-disabled children.
Tags: Body Boundaries, Caregiver, Development, Education, Intellectual Disability, Sexuality Resource Center for Parents, SRCP

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

Information about sexuality for adults and youth.
Tags: Children, Teens, Development, Education, Parents, SIECUS

Sexual Violence Research Initiative

This page provides links information about child sexual abuse as well as the effects of sexual violence against women on their children.
Tags: Advocacy, Facts, International, Prevention, Research, Statistics