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 resources to us for review. 

Titlesort descending Description
There's No Place Like Home...For Sex Education

Sexual development information that is age-specific, offered in English and Spanish.
Tags: Bi-Lingual, Child, Healthy Sexuality, Parents, Professional, Spanish, Sex Education, Teen, Advocates for Youth

Tips for Talking to Your Child About Sexual Health (teachingsexualhealth.ca)

Guidebook for parents of youth, on how to talk to their teen about sexual health using teachable moments and a caregiver's own values to support their child's healthy development. 
Tags: Healthy Sexuality Education, Tips for Talking to Your Child About Sexual Health, teachingsexualhealth.ca

Towards a Better Understanding of Children's Sexual Behavior (NYU Child Study Center)

Article about understanding the sexual behaviors of children and adolescents.
Tags: Healthy Development, Parents, Sexuality Education, Prevention, Youths Sexual Behavior, NYU Child Study Center

Treatment Referrals (ATSA)

Referrals for treatment for children, adolescents and adults who are engaging in risky, harmful or abusive behaviors. 
Tags: Adult At-Risk, Child Pornography, Child Sexual Abuse Material, CSAM, Treatment, Youth Sexual Behavior Problem, YSB, Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse, ATSA

Treatment Referrals (Safer Society)

List of treatment providers for children, adolescents and adults who may be engaging in sexually unsafe or abusive behavior.
Tags: Adult At-Risk, CSAM, MAP, Offender, Treatment, Youth Sexual Behavior Problem, YSB, Safer Society

Troubled Desire: Organization

Online anonymous self-help program available to individuals who are concerned about sexual thoughts, feelings and behaviors towards children, youth and adolescents. Geared towards people who may not be able to connect with an in-person therapist; modules also available for allies (friends, family and spouses) and professionals.
Tags: Adults At-Risk, Abuser, Non-Offending Pedophile, MAPs, Troubled Desire, Dunklefeld

Unchained At Last: Organization

Nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women and girls leave or avoid arranged or forced marriage. Offers pro bono counseling and legal services to those at risk of or escaping arranged marriages, as well as advocacy and education to the public.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Child Survivor, Domestic Violence, Sexual Exploitation, Human Trafficking, Legal Advocacy, Unchained At Last

Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors: Guidebooks

Guidebooks on healthy sexuality development by Toni Cavanaugh Johnson, PhD, an expert in children's sexual behaviors.
Tags: Parents, Professionals, Youths Sexual Behavior Problems

Understanding Juvenile and Family Court (Network of Care)

Information about the family court process.
Tags: Advocacy, Law, Legal, Parents, Youth Sexual Behavior Problems, YSB, Understanding Juvenile and Family CourtNetwork of Care

Understanding the Sexual Behavior of Children: Part One

Part one of an article by Toni Cavanagh Johnson, PhD, about the sexual behaviors of children and youth.
Tags: Abuse, Development, Healthy Sexuality, Parents, Professional, Youths Sexual Behavior Problem

Understanding the Sexual Behavior of Children: Part Two

Part two of an article by Toni Cavanagh Johnson, PhD, about the sexual behavior of children and youth.
Tags: Abuse, Development, Healthy Sexuality, Parents, Professional, Youths Sexual Behavior Problem

United States Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies (Hot Peach Pages)

National information of hotlines and resources for domestic violence by state.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Child Sexual Abuse, Crisis, Domestic Violence, Helpline, Hotline, International, Sexual Exploitation, Trafficking, Therapy, Victim Assistance, Hot Peach Pages

VALOR: Organization

Organization dedicated to advocacy, prevention, self-defense for all ages against sexual assault and violence. Spanish translation available.
Tags: Bi-Lingual, Public Policy, Prevention, Training, Survivor, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, CALCASA, VALOR

Victim Assistance (Zero Abuse Project)

Resource providing legal, emotional, safety planning, and other assistance to victims of abuse and their families. 24/7 helpline available at: 1.800.325.HOPE.
Tags: Advocacy, Child Survivor, Downstream, Helpline, Law, Non-Offending Parents, Victim Assistance, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, JWRC, Gundersen, Zero Abuse Project

Virtual Global Taskforce: Organization

Reporting internet sexual abuse crimes against children.
Tags: Child Pornography, Child Sexual Abuse Material, Hotline, Helpline, Internet, International, Virtual Global Taskforce

Virtuous Pedophiles: Organization

Online site with information and support for people with pedophilic interests who are committed to children's safety and to never harming a child.
Tags: Abuser, At-Risk, Child Pornography, Child Sexual Abuse Material, CSAM, Online Support Group, Treatment, Virtuous Pedophiles, VirPed

We Are Survivors: Organization

Organization for survivors of child abuse, domestic abuse and family violence. Hosts retreats.
Tags: Healing, Support, Self-Help, We Are Survivors Foundation

What Every Athlete Should Know (Safe 4 Athletes)

Information for the student athlete on sexual safety and getting help.
Tags: Coach, Prevention, Parents, Report, Sports, School, Safe 4 Athletes

What Happens Now: Facing Sexual Behavior Problems with Your Child (National Children's Alliance)

Pamphlet that discusses next steps for parents of children exhibiting sexually unsafe behavior including: common questions and feelings caregivers may have, safety planning, treatment, self-care, and how to continue to be supportive to both the child engaging in harmful behavior as well as the other involved party.
Tags: Youth Sexual Behavior Problem, YSB, National Children's Alliance

What to do If Your Child Discloses Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

A helpful guide for parents and caregivers on what disclosure is and what you can do to help your child if they tell you they have been sexually abused.
Tags: Child Survivor, Support, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, NCTSN

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