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
Hear No Evil, See No Evil: Understanding Failure to Identify and Report Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Contexts (Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse)

Research report on failure to report in schools and youth serving organizations, challenges, and potential best practices.
Tags: Case Study, International, Australia, Churches, Faith Communities, Athletics, Youth Sports, Government Organizations, Extracurricular Activities, Reporting 

Help In Your State (Women's Law)

Specialized resource list by state for finding shelters, legal aid, counseling, safety planning, civil courthouse locations, contact information for sheriff departments, and more for abuse victims.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Domestic Violence, Pro Bono, Victim Assistance, Women's Law

Helping Children Develop Healthy Sexual Behavior and Attitudes (The Child Study Center)

Article on communicating with children and youth about healthy sexuality.
Tags: Parenting, Healthy Sexual Development, Sex Education, Prevention

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.
Tags: Child Sexual Abuse, Parenting, Professionals

Homeland Security Investigations Tip Form (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

Form to report child sexual exploitation, pornography, and sex trafficking to Homeland Security.
Tags: Sexual Abuse, Human Trafficking, Intervention, Reporting, ICE

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.
Tags: Caregivers, Prevention, Safety Planning, Healthy Sexuality Education, Parenting, Media

How to Choose a Counselor or Therapist (GoodTherapy.org)

Tips and guidelines to help choose a therapist.
Tags: Counseling, Therapy, Recovery, Treatment, Child Survivor, Adult Survivor, Sexual Behavior Problems, Adult at Risk

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.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Child, Healing, Recovery, Treatment, Trauma Center

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.
Tags: Allies, Boyfriend, Counseling, Girlfriend, Husband, Self-Help, Spouses, Therapy, Treatment, Wife, Huffington Post

Human Trafficking Foundation: Organization

UK-based organization working to combat human trafficking internationally.
Tags: Advocacy, Child Sexual Abuse, Human Slavery, Policy, Prevention, Professionals, Sexual Exploitation, Sex Tourism

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.
Tags: Child Survivor, Youth's Sexual Behaviors, Reporting, RAINN

iLook Both Ways: Organization

Provides internet safety information to the community and tools and trainings for professionals.
Tags: Online, Prevention, Advocacy, Parents, Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, Social Media, Technology

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.  
Tags: Child Survivors, Civil Suit, Legal, Parents, Sexual Abuse, Victim Assistance, National Crime Victim Bar Association

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.
Tags: Facts, Certifications, Conference, Professionals, Reports, Research, Statistics, Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma, IVAT

International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO): Organization

Promotes research and treatment for adult and juvenile sex offenders and sexual abusers.
Tags: Conferences, Continuing Education, International, Standards of Care, Sexual Behavior Problems, Research, Statistics, Training, IATSO

International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE): Organization

International directory of resources for reporting concerning online content.
Tags: Abuse, Child Pornography, Cybercrimes, Sexual Exploitation, Sex Tourism, Trafficking, Tiplines, INHOPE

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.
Tags: Child Sexual Abuse, Crisis, Domestic Violence, Helpline, Hotline, International, Referrals, Sex Trafficking, Survivor, Therapy, Victim Assistance, Hot Peach Pages

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.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Certification, Counseling, Sexual Behavior Problems, Support Groups, Training, International Institute for Sex Addiction and Therapy, IITAP

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.
Tags: International, Professionals, Prevention, Advocacy, Rights of the Child, Reports, Journals, Continuing Education, Screening Tools, Data, Statistics

Internet Addiction Resource Center (Internet Behavior Consulting Company)

List of cybersex addiction, internet addiction, and related resources.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Child Pornography, Counseling, Offender, Self Help, Sexual Behavior Problems, Treatment, Therapy, Internet Behavior Consulting Company

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