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.
|The Advocate's Guide: Working with Parents of Children Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted (NSVRC)||
Publication for sexual assault center advocates and other professionals working with families of child survivors. Includes information to share with parents and caregivers.
|The Abel and Harlow Child Molestation Study (CMRPI)||
Summary of the perpetrator and child sexual abuse study.
|That's Not Cool: Organization||
An online interactive site for youth on using technology wisely.
|Teaching Kids Body Privacy, Personal Agency, and Consent Begins While They're in Diapers (Adriel Booker)||
Blog post from Adriel Booker on why talking about consent is such an important lesson we must start teaching our children from a young age and throughout their lives. Post also discusses important points to touch upon and how to practice and model these necessary lessons to children in smaller ways everyday.
|Teach Kids About Consent (Moments a Day)||
Article that discusses the importance of why parents should start talking to your kids about consent from a young age, and gives tips on how to start this conversation. Includes free printable conversation cards.
|Talking to Your Child About Sex (Healthy Children)||
Article for parents and caregivers with tips about talking with children about sex.
|Talking to Kids About Sex and Sexuality (Planned Parenthood)||
Guide for parents on talking to their children about sex and sexuality, including subtopic resources and sample questions and answers for different age groups.
|Talking to Kids About Rape (Parent Map)||
Article that helps parents start an important conversation with their kids about rape, consent, risk, and other important topics.
For survivors of ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture, and their allies in healing. Training and education is also available for professionals.
|Survivors of Incest Anonymous: Organization||
Provides support and resources for anyone who has been affected by child sexual abuse.
|Survivor's Guide to Filing a Civil Lawsuit: Resource Guide (WCSAP)||
A guide to filing a civil lawsuit as a survivor of sexual abuse.
|Survivor Manual: Organization||
Resources on healing and recovery for anyone who has experienced trauma.
|Surivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP): Organization||
An organization of adult survivors of sexual abuse by priests and clergy, and their allies, addressing healing and justice. Chapters and groups in over 50 US cities.
|Supporting Woman Abuse Survivors as Mothers: A Resource to Support Parenting||
Link to the book "Helping Children Thrive", which helps women who have survived abuse parent their children, and explains possible obstacles they may encounter and how to navigate through them.
|Support for Partners: Organization||
Support and information for partners of an adult survivor of child sex abuse.
|Suffer the Children: Developing Effective Church Policies on Child Maltreatment (Jacob Wetterling Resource Center)||
Newsletter focusing on best practices in faith institutions for the prevention of child sexual abuse, including staff screening and training and addressing sex offenders.
|Stop Street Harassment (1.855.897.5910): Organization||
Organization that works to end street harassment. Offers advice on what to do in the face of street harassers, how to cope afterwards, state-by-state legal information, and a 24/7 hotline available at 1.855.897.5910. Available in English and Spanish.
|Stop It Now! UK: Organization||
Our sister site, Stop It Now! UK & Ireland.
|Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, and Exploitation (SESAME): Organization||
Organization dedicated to public awareness and prevention to address sexual safety in educational settings.
|Statutory Rape: A Guide to State Laws and Reporting Requirements (HHS)||
A guide to state laws about age of consent, statutory rape, and reporting requirements for child abuse including additional information on reporting.