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
International Institute for Sex Addiction and Therapy: Organization

Professional organization offering treatment resources to individuals with sexual addiction and.
Tags: Adult at Risk, Adult Abuser, Self-help, Group Therapy, Therapy, Counseling, Support Groups, Books, Training, Certification

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: Online, Child Pornography, Technology, Adult at Risk, Adult Abuser, Offender, Treatment, Therapy, Counseling, Self-Help, Sexual Behavior Problems

Internet Behavior Consulting Company: Organization

Cybersex addiction and online sex offender resources
Tags: Child Pornography, Assessment, Evaluation, Treatment, Adult at Risk, Abuser, Intervention, Professionals, Training, Prevention, Teens, Adolescents, Young Adults

Internet Safety for Kids (Common Sense Media)

FAQs about online safety answered for parents of children of all ages.
Tags: Privacy, Prevention, Tweens, Teenagers, Technology, Social Media, Phones, Smartphones

Internet Safety Strategies (Crimes Against Children Research Center)

Resource for parents to help children stay safe on the internet.
Tags: Prevention, Online, Professionals, Reports, Facts, Statistics, Articles, Sexting, Kids, Teenagers, Child Pornography

isurvive: Organization

An online forum and support resource for survivors learning to thrive
Tags: Recovery, Self-Help, Support Group, Child Survivor, Adult Survivor, Parents

It's Not the Stork! A Book about Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends (Robie H. Harris)

A picture book written especially for four, five, and six year olds about healthy sexuality.
Tags: Parents, Children, Kids, Sex Education, Prevention, Healthy Sexual Development

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health (Robie H. Harris)

An illustrated book written for kids and teens ages ten and up.
Tags: Parents, Children, Kids, Teenagers, Sex Education, Prevention, Healthy Sexual Development

It’s So Amazing: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families (Robie H. Harris)

A picture book about sexual health written for children ages seven and up.
Tags: Parents, Kids, Sex Education, Prevention, Healthy Sexual Development

Jacob Wetterling Resource Center: Organization

Provides information about online and in-person safety for parents, children, and professionals. Includes Spanish-language resource list.
Tags: Prevention, Advocacy, Training, Intervention, Internet Safety, Community, Clergy, Faith Communities, Teachers, Kids, Teens

Jewish Survivors of Sexual Violence Speak Out: Organization

Blog for Jewish survivors of sexual abuse.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Child Survivor, Faith-based, Reporting

Joyful Heart Foundation: Organization

Provides information and support for survivors, professionals, and the community through Healing & Wellness, Education & Awareness, and Policy & Advocacy programs.
Tags: Prevention, Treatment, Recovery, Support Group, Retreat, Adult Survivor, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse

Justice for Children: Organization

Offers information, guidance and assistance to adults who are trying to keep the child safe in the child protection system.  Offers a  Pro Bono Legal program for free legal help when it appears that a court or agency will return a child to an abusive situation. 
Tags: Victim Assistance, Advocacy, Parents, Lawyers, Custody, CPS, Child Protective Services, Visitation

Keeping Kids Safe Ministries (Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association)

Information and resources to help faith-based communities build safety in their environment, including consultations and training to work with sex offenders in the community.
Tags: Church, Abuser, Congregation, Temple, Religious, Training, Prevention, Advocacy, CMCA

Keeping Your Children Safe (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children)

Outlines ways to re-establish safety in the home after a child has been sexually abused by a parent.
Tags: Intervention, Child Survivor, Safety Planning, Adult Abuser, Offender

Kempe Foundation for Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse: Organization

Provides research on the effects of child abuse and neglect, and outreach and training nationally and internationally.
Tags: Professionals, Advocacy, Publications, Reports, Professional Development, Consultation

Kid and Teen Safe: An Abuse Prevention Program for Youth with Disabilities (National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women)

Program guide for the replication of a school-based physical and sexual abuse prevention program for youth and parents of youth with disabilities.
Tags: Professionals, Parents, Disability, Sex Education, Healthy Sexuality Development, SafePlace, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Kids Help Phone: Canada (1.800.668.6868): Organization

Phone and web counseling and self-help information for youth age 20 and under.
Tags: Hotline, Helpline, Crisis, Teens, Adolescents, Healthy Sexual Development, Sex Education, Abuse, Bullying, Dating, International

KINSA: Organization

Provides training to address online child pornography concerns.
Tags: Child Pornography, Prevention, Advocacy, Policy, International, Kids' Internet Safety Alliance