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. 

Title Description
Balancing Acts: Keeping Kids Safe in Congregations

Training manual by Reverend Debra W. Haffner on addressing and preventing child sexual abuse in religious institutions including how to deal with an offender choosing to worship at your church or religious institution.
Tags: Community, Congregation, Faith-Based, Prevention, Temple, Unitarian

Bathing Children and Privacy Issues

Article about children and privacy surrounding bathing and showering.
Tags: Parenting, Healthy Sexual Development

Befrienders Worldwide: Organization

Worldwide resources for suicide counseling and support
Tags: International, Helpline, Hotline, Crisis

Bishop Accountability: Organization

Website documenting child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.
Tags: Faith-Based, Religious

Black Sexual Abuse Survivors: Organization

National support designed specifically for African-American men and women who were abused as children.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Self-Help, Support Group

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC, 1.800.841.8371): Organization

Organization offering free, confidential services to survivors of sexual assault and violence, their friends and families, and professionals ages 12 and older. Also has information on sexual violence as well as opportunities for advocacy. Their 24-hour hotline can be reached at: 1.800.841.8371.
Tags: Abuse, Awareness, Helpline, Hotline, Healing, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, BARCC

Boys Town National Hotline (1.800.448.3000): Organization

Crisis and support line for children, youth and their parents, 24/7 and Spanish available. Multi-topic and issue assistance. 
Tags: Bilingual, Kids, Families, Teens, Boys Town National Hotline

Breaking Free: Organization

Minnesota-based organization helping women and girls escape prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education.
Tags: Human Trafficking, Survivor, Victim Assistance, Breaking Free

Building Rapport With Commercially Exploited Youth (Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs)

Article on building rapport with commercially exploited youth.
Tags: Professionals, Victim Assistance, Advocacy, Sex Trafficking, Exploitation, Youth

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA): Organization

Organization dedicated to advocacy, prevention, self-defense for all ages against sexual assault and violence. Spanish translation available.
Tags: Bi-Lingual, Public Policy, Prevention, Training, Survivor, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, CALCASA

California Coalition on Sexual Offending: Organization

Professional organization for those working with sex offenders and adults and youth with sexual behavior problems in the state of California.
Tags: Research, Facts and Statistics

Casa De Esperanza (1.651.772.1611): Organization

A Latin organization working to end domestic violence and create safe spaces for all communities.
Tags: Advocacy, Bilingual, Hotline, Minnesota, Spanish, Survivor, Support, Victim Assistance, Casa De Esperanza

Center for Sex Offender Management: Organization

National clearinghouse for information about the management of sex offenders.
Tags: Professional, Training, Public Safety, Law Enforcement, Abusers

Center on Children and the Law (American Bar Association)

American Bar Association group promoting access to justice for children and their families.
Tags: Legal, Victim Assistance, Child Survivor, Professional, Advocacy, Policy, Training, ABA

Child Abuse: Statistics, Research, and Resources

Webpage with statistics, research, and resources about child abuse by Jim Hopper, Ph.D.
Tags: Facts, Books, Professional

Child Helpline International: Helplines by Country

Listing of Child Helplines by country.
Tags: International

Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute: Organization

Information on the prevention and response to child sexual abuse, includes resources for treatment and healing.
Tags: Parents, Professionals, Children, Recovery, Support, Child Survivor, Adult Survivor, Education, Abuser, Sex Offender, Behavior Problems, Training, Treatment, Therapy, Intervention, Resources

Child Protection Resources for Families (Committee For Children)

Instructional videos and information about keeping kids safe from child sexual abuse. Includes Spanish-language material.
Tags: Prevention, Protection, Healthy Sexuality, Parenting, Committee for Children

Child Sexual Abuse: Coping with the Emotional Stress of the Legal System (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

Guidebook on helping children and adolescents cope with stress while involved in legal action.
Tags: Parenting, Law, Courts, Investigation, Trial, NCTSN

Child Sexual Abuse: Resiliency and Prevention (Advocates for Youth)

Article describing factors contributing to sex abuse recovery for youth.
Tags: Child Survivor, Research, Statistics and Facts, Prevention, Parents, Professionals, Advocates for Youth, AFY

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