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
Sexual Recovery Institute: Organization

Information, resources, and treatment for adults with sex and pornography addiction.
Tags: At-Risk, Helpline, Therapy, Sexual Offending Behavior, Support, Sexual Recovery Institute

Sexual Harassment National Hotlines and Resources (Feminist Majority Foundation)

List of resources and reporting hotlines for sexual harassment.
Tags: Legal, Law, Helplines, Crisis, Adult Survivor, Advocacy, Professionals

Sexual Education for Physically, Emotionally and Mentally Challenged Youth (Advocates for Youth)

Article about how to teach sex education to youth with disabilities.
Tags: Healthy Development, Parenting, Professional, Advocates for Youth

Sexual Development and Behavior In Children (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

Facts and information about children's sexual behaviors and development, including what to expect and how to talk to youth about important issues.
Tags: Parenting, Education, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, NCTSN

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous: Organization

An organization for people with sexual addiction problems, with 12-step recovery options and support.
Tags: At-Risk, Offending Behavior, Self-Help, Treatment

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART): Organization

Clinical and online coursework designed to train medical personnel and other professionals how to respond to sexual assault victims.
Tags: Criminal Justice, Doctor, Law Enforcement, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Sexual Assault Response Team, SANE, SART

Sexual Assault Coalition Directory (National Sexual Violence Resource Center)

A catalog of coalitions and organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual violence.
Tags: Advocate, Domestic Violence, Prevention, Professional, Legal, Survivor, Victim Assistance

Sexual Abuse of Children With Disabilities: A National Snapshot (VERA)

Issue brief examining child sexual abuse of children with disabilities. Offers recommendations for better prevention and treatment.
Tags: Professionals, Research, Statistics, Advocacy, Disability, Victim Services, Ableism

Sexual Abuse in Childhood and Dental Fear - An Interview with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carmen Santos

Article discussing the link between child sexual abuse and fear of dental procedures, why one might experience it, and what can be done about it as a patient, professional, or parent.
Tags: Child Survivor, Medical

Sexual Abuse Center (Mom's Team)

A resource for parents concerning sexual safety in youth sports.
Tags: Athlete, Camp, Coach, Sexual Abuse, School, Prevention

Sexaholics Anonymous: Organization

A 12-step organization for sex addicts who want to become sexually sober.
Tags: At-Risk, Offending Behavior, Self-Help, Support, Treatment

Sex-Specific Treatment (CMRPI)

Article about sex-specific treatment for children and teenagers who are exhibiting warning signs of a sexual behavior problem. From the Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute (CMRPI).
Tags: At-Risk, Parents, Prevention, Treatment

Sex-Specific Therapy Referrals (CMRPI)

Resource listing for treatment providers specializing in sex-specific therapy. From the Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute (CMRPI).
Tags: At-Risk, Adult, Child, Offending Behavior, Sexual Problem, Treatment, Therapy

Sex or Sexual Abuse? Respect Yourself - Know the Difference (NCTSN)

Guidebook on differentiating consensual sex from sexual assault and abuse, geared toward teens. From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).
Tags: Child Survivor, Parent Resource

Sex Offender Registry Websites (FBI)

A list of offender registry websites by state provided by the FBI.
Tags: Prevention, Parenting, Community, Law, Legal

Sex Offender Registration Tips (SORT)

Tip form to notify authorities of a registered sex offender in violation complying with registration laws.
Tags: Report, Parents for Megan's Law, SORT

Sex Offender Management Policy in the United States: Strengthening Policy and Practice (Council of State Governments)

Final report from 2010 on effectiveness and challenges to sex offender management laws and policy.
Tags: Research, Statistics, Facts, Sex Offender Registry, Public Safety Brief, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Legal, Residency Restrictions, State Legislation, SORNA, CSG 

Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative (Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking)

Report on the state of research and practice in sex offender management, produced by the National Criminal Justice Association for the  Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART).
Tags: Professionals, Policymakers, Practitioners, Adult At-Risk, Abuser, Sexual Behavior Problems, Juvenille Offenders, Statistics, Law Enforcement, Recidivism, Risk Assessment, Treatment, Registry

Sex Education Resource Center (Advocates for Youth)

Resource for sex education for parents, professionals, and anyone involved in the welfare of children and teens.
Tags: Healthy Development, Sexuality, Advocates for Youth

Sex and Tech: What's Really Going On? (The National Campaign)

Information and resources about technology and sex, also how to talk to teens about proper technology use.
Tags: Online, Parents, Sexting, The National Campaign