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.
|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.
|Child Sexual Abuse: Resiliency and Prevention (Advocates for Youth)||
Article describing factors contributing to sex abuse recovery for youth.
|Child Trafficking Digital Library||
International library of information related to child trafficking.
|Child Welfare Information Gateway||
National clearinghouse of publications and resources related to laws on child abuse and neglect.
|Childhelp (1.800.4ACHILD): Organization||
Provides 24/7 assistance in 170 languages to adults, children and youth with information and questions regarding child abuse. All calls are anonymous and confidential.
|Children with Sexual Behavior Problems (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers)||
Facts and information page about Children with Sexual Behavior Problems.
|Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants - Sex Offenders Restored Through Treatment (CURE-SORT): Organization||
Information, resources, and referrals for adults offending or at-risk to offend.
|Clergy as Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary of State Laws||
State statutes fact sheet with information on when and in what states clergy members (including priests, rabbis, ministers, and other religious practitioners) are required to report child abuse.
|Club Care Campaign: USA Gymnastics||
USA gymnastic's program to keep children and youth safe in extra-curricular and competitive gymnastic's environments.
|Coalition To Abolish Slavery (CAST): Organization||
LA-based organization advocating to abolish slavery and human trafficking, and provides assistance and support to survivors including therapy, shelter, and legal help. Hotline can be reached at: 1.888.KEY.2.FRE(EDOM) or 1.888.539.2373
|Codependents of Sex Addicts||
Support group for people whose lives have been affected by a loved one's compulsive sexual behaviors or sex addiction.
|Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Trafficking of Children and Youth: A Prevention and Intervention Resource Guide for Educators, Parents and Community Members (K12.wa.us)||
Guide for educators, parents, and community members in preventing, recognizing, responding to, and intervening with children who are being trafficked sexually. Focus on children as victims of a crime, not perpetrators. Includes definitions of terms, warning signs, reporting methods, and organizations (Washington-based) that can help.
|Common Sense Media||
Advice for parents about keeping kids safe online. Also includes articles and research about privacy and internet safety.
|Connect Safely: Organization||
Webpage for parents, teens, educators, advocates, and concerned adults about the impact of the social Web. Safety tips available in Spanish.
|Consumers Guide to Therapist Shopping||
Empowering and informative discussion about the process of choosing professional support for adult survivors of sexual abuse. Appropriate for both men and women.
|Coping with the Shock of Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)||
Information for families, individuals and professionals addressing sex abuse behaviors among family members
|Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA): Organization||
A network of trained volunteers representing the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings.
|Creating a Safe Place for Children and Youth in Communities of Faith (Gundersen, JWRC)||
Suggested policies and practices for faith-based communities to design safe environments
|Creating Safer Environments for Children (Commit To Kids)||
Resources and tools for creating safe and abuse free enviroments for parents and organizations. French available.
|Crime Victim Assistance Directory (1.855.4VICTIM): National Center for Victims of Crime||
Directory of available local victim assistance resources, including legal, financial and emotional aid. Also includes an attorney referral line. National helpline available by dialing 1.855.4VICTIM at 1.855.484.2846, chat also available nationwide through their website.