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.
|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.
|Internet Safety for Kids (Common Sense Media)||
FAQs about online safety answered for parents of children of all ages.
|Internet Behavior Consulting Company (IBCC): Organization||
Cybersex addiction and online sex offender resources.
|Internet Addiction Resource Center (Internet Behavior Consulting Company)||
List of cybersex addiction, internet addiction, and related resources.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE): Organization||
International directory of resources for reporting concerning online content.
|International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO): Organization||
Promotes research and treatment for adult and juvenile sex offenders and sexual abusers.
|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.
|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.
|iLook Both Ways: Organization||
Provides internet safety information to the community and tools and trainings for professionals.
|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.
|Human Trafficking Foundation: Organization||
UK-based organization working to combat human trafficking internationally.
|How to Understand Your Partner's (Or Your Own) Sexual Abuse History||
Article by clinicial psychologist Samantha Rodman, PhD, for adult survivors and partners of survivors of child sexual abuse. Includes actions partners can take to show support and build trust. Some language may be triggering for some survivors.
|How To Find a Good Trauma Therapist (Trauma Institute)||
Article on how to find the right counselor for yourself or your child when looking to address trauma history with a knowledgeable provider.
|How to Choose a Counselor or Therapist (GoodTherapy.org)||
Tips and guidelines to help choose a therapist.
|How Can I Protect My Child From Sexual Assault? (RAINN)||
Recommendations for parents and guardians on preventing child sexual abuse through relationship-building with their children.
|Homeland Security Investigations Tip Form (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)||
Form to report child sexual exploitation, pornography, and sex trafficking to Homeland Security.
|Helping Survivors of Sexual Abuse Through Labor (Gentle Birth)||
Article talking about how to support survivors of sexual abuse through labour and delivery, and possible difficulties they may encounter.