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
Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

Fact sheet summarizing state laws regarding mandated reporting, including discussion of confidentiality and standards for reporting.
Tags: Child Protective Services (CPS), Intervention, Legal, Professionals, Parents, Sexual Behavior Concerns, Child Welfare and Information Gateway

MaleSurvivor: Organization

Support, treatment, and advocacy for male survivors of abuse.
Tags: Recovery, Self-Help, Therapy, Trainings, Workshops, Male Survivor

Male Survivors of Abuse (A Men's Project)

A list of web-based resources for men who are survivors of child sexual abuse.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Recovery, Self-Help, Therapy, Trainings, Workshops, Male Survivor

Making Daughters Safe Again

Online community and information resource for survivors of mother-daughter sexual abuse.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Self-Help, Support Group, Female Sex Offenders, Therapy, Workshops, Retreat

Loveisrespect (1.800.331.9474): Organization

Peer advocates available 24/7 to support teens with concerns about dating violence; text loveis to 22522, chat available thru their website, or call anytime 1.866.331.9474.
Tags: Child Survivor, Crisis, Domestic Violence, Emotional Abuse, Helpline, Hotline, Loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

Linea De Ayuda En Vivo Para Las Víctimas Del Asalto Sexual Y Sus Familias Y Amigos (RAINN)

RAINN's online Spanish resources and confidential Spanish peer-support helpline. La Sala de Ayuda, a group chatroom, is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7pm - 9pm (ET). 24/7 help available by calling: 1.800.656.HOPE or 1.800.656.4673.
Tags: Adult, Assault, Bilingual, Crisis, Chatgroup, Chat, Helpline, Family, Friend, Sexual, Survivor, RAINN, Linea de ayuda en vivo para las víctimas del asalto sexual y sus familias y amigos

Legal Aid Programs (Legal Services Corporation)

Search resource for locating local legal aid programs.
Tags: Survivor, Custody, Domestic Violence, Family Law, Lawyers, Legal Referrals, Victim Assistance

Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence: Organization

Scientific organization dedicated to providing professionals and lay persons with current research affecting public health and safety.
Tags: Conferences, Legal, Law, Policy, Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence

Lauren's Kids: Organization

Organization working to prevent sexual abuse through education and awareness, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support. Includes prevention workshops and curricula for parents, children, and youth-serving organizations and trainings for caregivers of children who have been abused.
Tags: Trauma Informed Care, Professionals, Advocacy, Speakers, Safer Smarter Kids, Lauren's Kids

La Strada International: European Network Against Trafficking in Human Beings: Organization

Anti-Trafficking network focused on prevention, public awareness, and intervention and advocacy for survivors.
Tags: Human Trafficking, Legal, Policy, Research, Victim Assistance, La Strada International

Kids Help Phone: Canada (1.800.668.6868): Organization

Phone and web counseling and self-help information for youth age 20 and under.
Tags: Abuse, Bullying, Canada, Crisis, Hotline, Helpline, International, Sex Education, Teens, Suicide, Kids Help Phone

Kid Smartz: Organization

Spanish resource for children and parents on internet safety.
Tags: Online, Kid Smartz

Kid and Teen Safe: An Abuse Prevention Program for Youth with Disabilities

Program guide for the replication of a school-based physical and sexual abuse prevention program for youth and parents of youth with disabilities.
Tags: Healthy Sexuality Development, Professionals, Sex Education

Kempe Foundation for Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse: Organization

Provides research on the effects of child abuse and neglect, and outreach and training nationally and internationally.
Tags: Professionals, Advocacy, Publications, Reports, Professional Development, Consultation

Keeping Your Children Safe (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children)

Outlines ways to re-establish safety in the home after a child has been sexually abused by a parent.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Caregivers, Lawyers, Non-Offending Parents, Mothers of Sexually Abused Children, MOSARC

Justice for Children: Organization

Offers information, guidance and assistance to adults who are trying to keep the child safe in the child protection system.  Offers a  Pro Bono Legal program for free legal help when it appears that a court or agency will return a child to an abusive situation. 
Tags: Advocacy, Custody, Child Protective Services (CPS), Lawyers, Parents, Victim Assistance, Visitation, Justice for Children

Joyful Heart Foundation: Organization

Provides information and support for survivors, professionals, and the community through Healing & Wellness, Education & Awareness, and Policy & Advocacy programs.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse Prevention, Recovery, Retreat, Support Group, Treatment, the Joyful Heart Foundation

Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC): Organization

Provides information about online and in-person safety for parents, children, and professionals. Includes Spanish-language resource list.
Tags: Advocacy, Clergy, Faith Communities, Internet Safety, Intervention, Prevention, Teachers, Training, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, JWRC

It’s So Amazing: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families (Robie H. Harris)

A picture book about sexual health written for children ages seven and up.
Tags: Children, Healthy Sexual Development, Parents, Prevention, Sex Education, Robie Harris

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health (Robie H. Harris)

An illustrated book written for kids and teens ages ten and up.
Tags: Children, Healthy Sexual Development, Parents, Prevention, Puberty, Tweens, Sex Education, Robie Harris

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