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
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

It's Not the Stork! A Book about Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends (Robie H. Harris)

A picture book written especially for four, five, and six year olds about healthy sexuality.
Tags: Children, Healthy Sexual Development, Parents, Prevention, Sex Education, Robie Harris

isurvive: Organization

An online forum and support resource for survivors learning to thrive
Tags: Adult Survivor, Recovery, Self-Help, Support Group, 

Internet Safety Strategies (Crimes Against Children Research Center)

Resource for parents to help children stay safe on the internet; also features statistics and research on concerning and abusive online behaviors.
Tags: Child Pornography, Online, Facts, Sexting, Sexual Exploitation, Teenagers, Tweens, Crimes Against Children Research Center

Internet Safety for Kids (Common Sense Media)

FAQs about online safety answered for parents of children of all ages.
Tags: Privacy, Prevention, Tweens, Teenagers, Technology, Social Media, Phones, Smartphones, Common Sense Media

Internet Behavior Consulting Company (IBCC): Organization

Cybersex addiction and online sex offender resources.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Child Pornography, Professionals, Sexual Behavior Problem, Treatment, Internet Behavior Consulting Company, IBCC

Internet Addiction Resource Center (Internet Behavior Consulting Company)

List of cybersex addiction, internet addiction, and related resources.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Child Pornography, Counseling, Offender, Self Help, Sexual Behavior Problems, Treatment, Therapy, Internet Behavior Consulting Company

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: Organization

Multidisciplinary organization utilizing research, trainings, and best practices to detect, prevent, and treat child abuse.
Tags: International, Professionals, Prevention, Advocacy, Rights of the Child, Reports, Journals, Continuing Education, Screening Tools, Data, Statistics

International Institute for Sex Addiction and Therapy (IITAP): Organization

International organization offering treatment resources to individuals with sexual addiction; also offers professional development to therapists and clinicians.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Certification, Counseling, Sexual Behavior Problems, Support Groups, Training, International Institute for Sex Addiction and Therapy, IITAP

International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies (Hot Peach Pages): Organization

Directory of abuse information in 110 languages and on abuse help agencies for every country.
Tags: Child Sexual Abuse, Crisis, Domestic Violence, Helpline, Hotline, International, Referrals, Sex Trafficking, Survivor, Therapy, Victim Assistance, Hot Peach Pages

International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE): Organization

International directory of resources for reporting concerning online content.
Tags: Abuse, Child Pornography, Cybercrimes, Sexual Exploitation, Sex Tourism, Trafficking, Tiplines, INHOPE

International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO): Organization

Promotes research and treatment for adult and juvenile sex offenders and sexual abusers.
Tags: Conferences, Continuing Education, International, Standards of Care, Sexual Behavior Problems, Research, Statistics, Training, IATSO

Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT): Organization

Offers trainings, continuing education, and information on the prevention and treatment of domestic violence and intergenerational trauma.
Tags: Facts, Certifications, Conference, Professionals, Reports, Research, Statistics, Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma, IVAT

Information for Victims (National Crime Victim Bar Association)

State-based information and legal referrals for victims of crime, also provides assistance to lawyers and prosecutors.  
Tags: Child Survivors, Civil Suit, Legal, Parents, Sexual Abuse, Victim Assistance, National Crime Victim Bar Association

iLook Both Ways: Organization

Provides internet safety information to the community and tools and trainings for professionals.
Tags: Online, Prevention, Advocacy, Parents, Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, Social Media, Technology

If Your Child May Be Harming Another Child (RAINN)

RAINN's page describes good next steps for parents and caregivers who are concerned that their child may be sexually harming another child, including re-establishing safety in their home, looking for support, and talking to the child at-risk or who is abusing.
Tags: Child Survivor, Youth's Sexual Behaviors, Reporting, RAINN

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