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.
|Evaluation of Children in the Primary Care Setting When Sexual Abuse Is Suspected (American Academy of Pediatrics)||
Clinical report outlining the steps that should be taken when evaluating children for signs of sexual abuse.
|Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation (Sexual Orientation: Science, Education, and Policy, UC Davis)||
Article discussing the once common misperception of the link between homosexuality and child molestation by citing professional studies; also gives general information about child sexual abuse and abusers.
|Faith Trust Institute: Organization||
Multifaith, multicultural training and education organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse and domestic violence.
|Families Advocating Intelligent Registries (Organization)||
Maryland-based organization dedicated to dispelling myths about sex offenders, educating the public, and working towards registry reformation – not abolition – based on criterion like violent acts, previous acts, acts with strangers.
|Family Online Safety Institute: Organization||
Organization focusing on internet safety through good digital parenting and public policy.
|Female Sex Offenders (CSOM)||
Policy and practice brief about female sex offenders.
|Female Sex Offenders: Organization||
Blog focusing on female sex offenders, and survivors of female-perpetrated sexual abuse.
|Fifteen Ways to Help Children Like Themselves: Article||
A list of ways to build children's self-esteem and help make them less vulnerable to abuse.
|Find a Lawyer (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)||
Criminal attorney search feature
|Find a Sex Therapist & Sex Addiction Specialist (IITAP)||
Search tool for finding sex addiction specialists.
|Find a Therapist (Psychology Today)||
Searchable database of therapists, group therapy, and treatment centers in the US and Canada
|Finding a Therapist - Resource Directory (MaleSurvivor)||
Searchable database of professionals offering services to male survivors of sexual abuse in the US and internationally.
|Finding Therapy (Mental Health America)||
Resource guide to referral sources including individual and community-based services, crisis hotlines, and professional organizations.
|FindLegalHelp.org (American Bar Association)||
Consumers' guide to legal help. Includes lawyer referrals and pro bono resources listed by state.
A personalized multi-device program for youth and adults struggling with pornography use. In depth surveys, accountability partners, and addiction related articles are included in the program. Free for youth under 21, with a one-time charge for adults 21 and older.
|Free Guide and Fact Sheets for Schools and Youth Serving Organizations (The Enough Abuse Campaign)||
Practical guide for strengthening child protection policies and practices, part of the "Gatekeepers for Kids" program for child sexual abuse prevention for schools and youth serving organizations.
|From Complaint to Resolution: Understanding the Child Welfare Grievance Process||
Factsheet discusses with caregivers what to do if they feel their Child Protective Services (CPS) case was handled unfairly, if an official (judge, case manager, lawyer) may have done something unethical, including who to contact and how to air their grievances.
|Futures without Violence: Organization||
Community education, policy reform, and professional training focused on ending violence against women and children.
|GEMS: Girls Educating and Mentoring Services: Organization||
Serves girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
|Generation FIVE: Organization||
Offers information and guidelines for the use of transformative justice in addressing child sexual abuse.