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.
|Parenting Safe Children: Organization||
Workshops for parents and professionals on keeping children safe from sexual abuse.
|Parenting Children Surviving Sexual Abuse (Surviving Child Sexual Abuse)||
Article by Michael Merrick, M.S., L.M.S.W. and Betsy Allen, M.A., L.M.S.W.
|Parenting as an Abuse Survivor (The Mama Bear Effect)||
Guide to potential triggers of parenting for adult survivors of child sexual abuse and how to cope with them.
|Parenting a Child who has been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
Information to help parents of sexually abused children respond to their children in healthy parenting ways.
|Parent's Sex Ed Center (Advocates For Youth)||
Expert advice for parents to communicate accurately with their children about sexuality and sexual topics.
|Parent's Guide to Internet Safety and Sexuality (Advocates For Youth)||
Guide to communicating with youth about internet safety, including explanations of routine and popular online activities.
|Parent's Guide to Internet Safety (FBI)||
An online pamphlet highlighting safety strategies to keep children and youth safe with cyber-based media.
|Pandora's Project: Organization||
Online peer support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.
|Out of Bounds: Sexual Abuse in Sports (Psychology Today)||
Blog post with advice and tips for observing coaches and other’s behaviors.
|Operation Predator - Targeting Child Exploitation and Sexual Crimes (Department of Homeland Security)||
Fact sheet about US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations initiative combating the sexual exploitation of children.
|Online Support Group for Parents of Abused Children (TAALK)||
Online weekly support group for parents whose children have been sexually abused.
|Not the Life I Chose||
Blog documenting one mother's life after her husband's sexually abuse behaviors are revealed both on and offline.
|No Hay Lugar Como el Hogar (Advocates For Youth)||
Spanish-language sex education for parents and children pre-K through 12th grade./Educación sexual para padres e hijos en Español.
|New Hope for Sex Offender Treatment (American Psychological Association)||
Article by Karen Kersting about how research suggests psychological treatment helps reduce recidivism among convicted sex offenders.
|Netsmartz Workshop: An Interactive Educational Resource: Organization||
An interactive educational resource for parents and guardians, teens, children, and professionals about internet safety.
Organization helps relocate victims of sex trafficking to safe houses.
|NEARI Press: Organization||
Publications and online training workshops for professionals who work with children with serious emotional or behavioral needs as well as youth exhibiting sexually problematic or harmful behaviors.
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1.800.273.TALK ): Organization||
Crisis support and asssitance 24/7 for anyone feeling depressed, overwhelmed or suicidal.
|National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) - UK: Organization||
UK-based services and information for families and professionals, including helplines for children and adults.
|National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE) (RAINN): Organization||
Nationwide referrals for specialized counseling and support groups. Hotline (1.800.656.4673) routes calls to local sex assault crisis centers for resources and referrals. Spanish available.