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
Protecting Children from Sexual Overstimulation (Lucy Daniel's Institute)

An article for parents and caregivers about how to protect children from overstimulation.
Tags: Sexual Abuse Prevention, Healthy Development, Parenting Resources

Publications (CSOM)

Publications by the Center of Sex Offender Management.
Tags: Research, Facts and Statistics, Articles, Books, Reports, Professional, Policy, Law Enforcement, Abusers, CSOM

Questions and Answers About Child Sexual Abuse Treatment (NCTSN)

Questions and answers from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network about therapies for child sexual abuse, with a focus on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Tags: Child survivor, Adolescents, Children, TF-CBT, Evaluation

RAINN Online Hotline

A direct link to RAINN's online hotline, which is live, anonymous crisis support for victims of sexual violence, or their allies. Available 24/7.
Tags: Crisis, Helpline, Parents, Sexual Abuse, Self-Help, Survivor, Teens

Ramifications of Educator's Sexual Misconduct

Training on educating others of the ramifications of educator misconduct.
Tags: Child Sexual Abuse, Prevention, Schools, Student, Professional, Training

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): Organization

The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. Confidential National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE or 1.800.656.4673
Tags: Advocacy, Adult, Child Sexual Abuse, Crisis, Helpline, Hotline, Prevention, Survivor, Victim Assistance, RAINN, Rape Abuse Incest National Network

Reading Resources (CMRPI)

Books, literature, and web-based resources on child sexual abuse.
Tags: Adult, Abuser, Education, Intervention, Offending Behavior, Parents, Professionals, Public Awareness, Recovery, Research, Support, Sexual Problems, Survivor, Training, Treatment

Recidivism of Sex Offenders (CSOM)

Information about how often sex offenders re-offend.
Tags: At-Risk, Abuser, Offender, Research, Recidivism, Statistics

Recovery and Support for Adult Survivors and Their Families (CMRPI)

Book list on healing and recovery for adults sexually abused as children.
Tags: Resources, Self-Help, Survivor

Reducing Children's Vulnerbility to Sexual Abuse (The Advocacy Center)

An article speaking to parents and caregivers about how to talk to children about their bodies to prevent child sexual abuse.
Tags: Healthy Sexuality, Development, Education

Reference Guide for School Personnel Concerned Juveniles Who Have Committed Sexually Abusive and Offending Behavior (Colorado Department of Education)

Provides guidance for schools and school districts educating youth with sexual behavior problems, especially juvenile offenders, on maintaining safe school community and inclusive learning environments for youth with sexual behaviors.
Tags: Professionals, Teachers, Principals, School Administrators, Colorado Sex Offender Management Board, CSOM

Reform Sex Offender Laws (RSOL): Organization

Organization that envisisions effective, fact-based sexual offense laws and policies which promote public safety, safeguard civil liberties, and offer holistic prevention, healing, and restoration.
Tags: Advocacy, At-Risk, Laws, Legal, Prevention, Public Policy, Sex Offender Management and Registry, RSOL, Reform Sex Offender Laws

Religious Institute: Organization

Faith based sexuality education materials.
Tags: Church, Congregation, Worship, Prevention, Advocacy, Religious Institute

Report Child Pornography: International Agencies

Links to reporting child pornography internationally.
Tags: At-Risk, Abuser, Online, Parents, Professional

Resource Guide on Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports

Resource list of general information and sample policies for preventing abuse in youth sports organizations.
Tags: Prevention and Advocacy, Youth Sports, Athletics, Coaches

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Organization

Investigates private, public or non-government youth-serving institutions in Australia and makes recommendations on how to improve laws, policy and practices to prevent child sexual abuse in youth serving organizations. Includes a directory of resources for survivors and their families and research for professionals.
Tags: International, Prevention, Reporting, Therapy, Hearings, Government Organizations, Churches, Faith Communities, Youth Sports, Athletics, Extracurricular Activities, Schools, Referrals

Safe Place: Organization

Information and help for teens dealing with difficult or crisis situations. If you’re in a crisis, text the word SAFE and your current location (address/city/state) to 69866.
Tags: Abuse, Helpline, Hotline, Prevention, Runaway, Survivor, Safe Place

Safe to Compete: An Introduction to Sound Practices in Keeping Children Safer to Youth Serving Organizations (NCMEC)

Booklet with guidance, tips, and resources for making youth serving environments safer.
Tags: Advocacy, Education, School, Sexual Abuse Prevention, Parents, Professional

Safe to Compete: Organization

Organization providing access to resources and tools to increase awareness and protect student athletes.
Tags: Advocacy, Education, School, Sexual Abuse Prevention, Parents, Professionals, NCMEC, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Safe to Compete

Safe4Athletes: Organization

Advocacy and prevention program with resources for student athletes, parents, sports clubs, organizations.
Tags: Awareness, Children, Teens, School, Safe4Athletes, Safe 4 Athletes

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