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
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

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 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

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

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

Operation Predator - Targeting Child Exploitation and Sexual Crimes (Department of Homeland Security)

Fact sheet about US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations initiative combating the sexual exploitation of children.
Tags: Child Pornography, Child Sex Abuse Material, Reporting, Sex Offenders, Sex Tourism, Professionals, Parents, Victim Identification Program, Operation Predator, ICE

Online Support Group for Parents of Abused Children (TAALK)

Online weekly support group for parents whose children have been sexually abused.
Tags: Caregiver, Child Survivor, Healing, Recovery, Self-Help, Support, TAALK

Not the Life I Chose: Blog

Blog documenting one mother's life after her husband's sexual abuse is revealed both on and offline.
Tags: Non-Offending Parent, Not the Life I Chose

No Hay Lugar Como el Hogar (Advocates For Youth)

Spanish-language sex education for parents and children pre-K through 12th grade./Educación sexual para padres e hijos en Español.
Tags: Healthy Sexuality Development, Bilingual, Prevention, Training, There's No Place Like Home for Sex Education, Advocates for Youth

New Hope for Sex Offender Treatment (American Psychological Association)

Article by Karen Kersting about how research suggests psychological treatment helps reduce recidivism among convicted sex offenders.
Tags: Adult At Risk, Facts, Prevention, Professionals

Netsmartz Workshop: An Interactive Educational Resource: Organization

An interactive educational resource for parents and guardians, teens, children, and professionals about internet safety.
Tags: Online Safety, Prevention, Technology, Social Networking, Cyberbullying, Social Media, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, NCMEC, Netsmartz

Nest: Organization

Organization helps relocate victims of sex trafficking to safe houses.
Tags: Child Prostitute, Child Sexual Abuse, Exploitation, Survivor, Victim Assistance, Nest Foundation

NEARI Press: Organization

Publications and online training workshops for professionals who work with children with serious emotional or behavioral needs as well as youth exhibiting sexually problematic or harmful behaviors.
Tags: Healthy Sexual Development, Mental Health, Offender, Recovery, Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems,NEARI Press

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1.800.273.TALK ): Organization

Crisis support and asssitance 24/7 for anyone feeling depressed, overwhelmed or suicidal.
Tags: Helpline, Hotline, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) - UK: Organization

UK-based services and information for families and professionals, including helplines for children and adults.
Tags: Abuse, Advocacy, Bullying, Child Sexual Abuse, Crisis, Exploitation, Grooming, Healing, International, Therapy, Trainings, Treatment, Recovery, Reporting, Neglect, Trafficking, United Kingdom, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, NSPCC

National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE) (RAINN): Organization

Nationwide referrals for specialized counseling and support groups. Hotline (1.800.656.4673) routes calls to local sex assault crisis centers for resources and referrals. Spanish available.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Bilingual, Child Survivor, Counseling, Helpline, Healing, Parents, Recovery, Spanish, Treatment, National Sexual Assault Hotline, Rape Abuse & Incest National Network, RAINN

National Runaway Safeline (1.800.RUNAWAY): Organization

Crisis line for youth thinking about running away, for youth already on the run and for adults worried about a runaway.  24/7 help available.
Tags: Adolescents, Child Survivor, Educators, Helpline, Hotline, Parents, Teenagers, National Runaway Safeline

National Reentry Resource Center: Organization

Clearinghouse of information, trainings, and technical assistance on prisoner reentry.
Tags: Corrections, Law Enforcement, Offender, Professionals, Recidivism, Research, Sexual Behavior Problems, National Reentry Resource Center

National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children

National plan, published in 2012, to prevent sexual abuse through community awareness, by creating smart policies within youth-serving organizations, and also outlines collaborative actions steps for individuals. 
Tags: National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

National Parent Helpline (1.855.4A.PARENT): Organization

Helpline and resource connection for parent and caregiver support. Operates M-F 10AM-7PM PST.
Tags: Crisis, Hotline, Prevention, National Parenting Hotline

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