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
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, Professionals, Recovery, Healing, Counseling, Therapy, Healthy Sexuality Development

Parental Guidance: Organization

Consumer's guide to internet filtering software.
Tags: Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parents, Prevention

Parent's Sex Ed Center (Advocates For Youth)

Expert advice for parents to communicate accurately with their children about sexuality and sexual topics
Tags: Healthy Sexuality Development, Prevention, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Teenagers, Sex Education

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.
Tags: Prevention, Parents, Teens, Tweens, Teenagers, Social Networking, Social Media, Technology

Parent's Guide to Internet Safety (FBI)

An online pamphlet highlighting safety strategies to keep children and youth safe with cyber-based media.
Tags: Prevention, Technology, Parents, Social Networking, Social Media

Pandora's Project

Online peer support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Support Group, Parents, Recovery, Healing

Out of Bounds: Sexual Abuse in Sports (Psychology Today)

Blog post with advice and tips for observing coaches and other’s behaviors.
Tags: Sports, Athletics, Parents, Extracurricular Activities, School, Kids, Teens, Prevention, Youth Serving Organizations

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.
Tags: Prevention, Reporting, Sex Offenders, Child Pornography, Sex Tourism, Law Enforcement, Victim Identification Program, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Professionals, Parents

Online Support Group for Parents of Abused Children (TAALK)

Online weekly support group for parents whose children have been sexually abused.
Tags: Child Survivor, Healing, Recovery, Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids

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.
Tags: Healthy Sexuality Development, Prevention, Training, Kids, Teens, Tweens, Teenagers

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.
Tags: Professionals, Adult at Risk, Prevention, Training

Netsmartz Workshop: An Interactive Educational Resource: Organization

An interactive educational resource for parents and guardians, teens, kids, and professionals about internet safety.
Tags: Online Safety, Prevention, Law Enforcement, Educators, Tweens, Children, Technology, Social Networking, Cyberbullying, Social Media

Nest: Organization

Organization helps relocate victims of sex trafficking to safe houses.
Tags: Exploitation, Child Prostitute, Survivor, Victim Assistance, Nest Foundation, Campaign 13

NEARI Press: Organization

Publications and online training workshops for professionals.
Tags: Child Survivor, Adult Survivor, Adult at Risk, Recovery, Offender, Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems, Healthy Sexual Development

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1.800.273.TALK ): Organization

24 hr support and asssitance for anyone feeling depressed, overwhelmed or suicidal.
Tags: Crisis, Hotline, Helpline, Child Survivor, Adult Survivor, Adult At Risk, Offender, Youth with Sexual Behavior Problem, Counseling, Recovery, Healing

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.
Tags: Advocacy, Crisis, Trainings, Therapy, Treatment, Healing, Recovery, Reporting, Bullying, Child Abuse, Neglect, Child Sexual Abuse, Exploitation, Trafficking, Grooming, United Kingdom, International

National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE) (RAINN)

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.
Tags: Helpline, Adult Survivor, Child Survivor, Parents, Intervention, Healing, Recovery, Treatment, Counseling, Rape Abuse & Incest National Network

National Runaway Safeline (1.800.RUNAWAY): Organization

Crisis line for youth thinking about running away, for youth already on the run and for adults worried about a runaway.  24/7 help available.
Tags: Parents, Child Survivor, Teenagers, Adolescents, Educators, Hotline, Helpline

National Reentry Resource Center: Organization

Clearinghouse of information, trainings, and technical assistance on prisoner reentry.
Tags: Offender, Professionals, Recidivism, Research, Law Enforcement, Policy, Corrections, Sexual Behavior Problems

National Parent Helpline (1.855.4A.PARENT): Organization

Helpline and resource connection for parent and caregiver support. Operates M-F 10AM-7PM PST.
Tags: Crisis, Hotline, Prevention, National Parenting Hotline

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