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. 

Titlesort ascending Description
RAINN Online Hotline

A direct link to RAINN's online hotline, which is live, anonymous crisis support for victims of sexual violence, or their allies. Available 24/7.
Tags: Crisis, Helpline, Parents, Sexual Abuse, Self-Help, Survivor, Teens

Questions and Answers About Child Sexual Abuse Treatment (NCTSN)

Questions and answers from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network about therapies for child sexual abuse, with a focus on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Tags: Child survivor, Adolescents, Children, TF-CBT, Evaluation

Publications (CSOM)

Publications by the Center of Sex Offender Management.
Tags: Research, Facts and Statistics, Articles, Books, Reports, Professional, Policy, Law Enforcement, Abusers, CSOM

Protecting Children from Sexual Overstimulation (Lucy Daniel's Institute)

An article for parents and caregivers about how to protect children from overstimulation.
Tags: Sexual Abuse Prevention, Healthy Development, Parenting Resources

Promoting Awareness/Victim Empowerment (PAVE): Organization

Promoting social awareness and outreach programming for survivors of sexual abuse.
Tags: Advocacy, Healing, Public Policy, Professional, Support, PAVE, Promoting Awareness/Victim Empowerment

Project Roar: Organization

Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about child sexual abuse by providing prevention workshops, community presentations, and lessons to children.
Tags: Parents, Professionals, Youth Serving Organizations, Speakers, Canada

Privacy and Internet Safety (Common Sense Media)

Advice for parents about keeping kids safe online. Also includes articles and research about privacy and internet safety.
Tags: Children, Prevention, Social Media, Technology, Common Sense Media

Preventing Child Maltreatment: A Guide to Taking Action and Generating Evidence (WHO)

A comprehensive guide for law enforcement, social workers, medical personnel, and other professionals on how to define, prevent, and detect child abuse, and how to provide resources to victims and their families.
Tags: Advocacy, Educators, Neglect, Research, Statistics, Sexual Abuse, Training, International, World Health Organization

Preventing Abuse: Research and Resources (NSPCC)

Research and resources: child protection safeguarding information, advice, and research.
Tags: Child Sexual Abuse, Bullying, Exploitation, International, Statistics, Trafficking, UK, NSPCC

Prevent Child Abuse America: Organization

An organization for the prevention of child abuse.
Tags: Advocacy, Crisis Support, Public Policy, Statistics

Preparing Children to Testify (Hawaii.gov)

An article for parents and caregivers about how to prepare your child to testify in a courtroom.
Tags: Advocacy, Custody, Law, Legal, Sexual Abuse, Survivor, Witness, Hawaii.gov

Polaris: Organization

An organization fighting to eradicate trafficking and modern slavery, and restore freedom to survivors.
Tags: Advocacy, Policy, Sexual Abuse, Training, Victim Assistance, Polaris

Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center (POSARC): Organization

A privately run website and coaching resource with online information for partners of adults with sex addiction. Lists national support groups.
Tags: Abuser, At-Risk, Self-Help, Sexual Behavior Problem, Partners of Sex Addicts Research Center, POSARC

Parents Whose Children Have Been Sexually Abused (Daily Strength Chat Boards)

Online chat board for non-offending parents and caregivers of a child who has been sexually abused. This site is not professionally managed or facilitated.
Tags: Parents of Survivors, Self-Help, Support, Daily Strength Chat Boards

Parents for Megan's Law (1.888.ASK.PFML) and the Crime Victim's Center: Organization

Provides a 24/7 hotline (1.800.ASK.PFML or 1.631.689.2672), support, information and victim advocacy services to help answer questions about sex offenders and children's safety. Also has links to sex offender registry and for reporting sex offenders.
Tags: Helpline, Prevention, Parents for Megan's Law, PFML

Parents Anonymous: Organization

Organization dedicated to strengthening the family and preventing child abuse and neglect. Also has a helpline for parents, providing emotional support from a trained advocate: 1.855.4A.PARENT at 1.855.427.2736.
Tags: Advocacy, California, Helpline, Mental Health, Prevention, Support, Training, Parents Anonymous

Parenting Safe Children: Organization

Workshops for parents and professionals on keeping children safe from sexual abuse.
Tags: Advocacy, Prevention, Publications, Schools, Trainings, Youth Serving Organizations, Parenting Safe Children

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.
Tags: Child Survivor, Healing, Parents, Recovery, Intervention

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.
Tags: Childbirth, Parents, Pregnancy, Prevention, Recovery, the Mama Bear Effect

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.
Tags: Child Survivor, Healing, Professionals, Recovery, Child Welfare and Information Gateway

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