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
Helping Children Develop Healthy Sexual Behavior and Attitudes (The Child Study Center)

Article on communicating with children and youth about healthy sexuality.
Tags: Parenting, Healthy Sexual Development, Sex Education, Prevention

Helping Survivors of Sexual Abuse Through Labor (Gentle Birth)

Article talking about how to support survivors of sexual abuse through labour and delivery, and possible difficulties they may encounter.
Tags: Child Sexual Abuse, Parenting, Professionals, Triggering, Gentle Birth

Hidden Water: Organization

Online and in-person restorative justice support groups for individuals affected by child sexual abuse, including those who have been sexually abused as children, parents of children who have been abused or who have engaged in harmful behavior, as well as people who have engaged in abusive behaviors and their allies.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Non-Offending Partner, Survivor

Homeland Security Investigations Tip Form (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

Form to report child sexual exploitation, pornography, and sex trafficking to Homeland Security.
Tags: CSAM, Sexual Abuse, Trafficking, Intervention, Reporting, ICE

How Can I Protect My Child From Sexual Assault? (RAINN)

Recommendations for parents and guardians on preventing child sexual abuse through relationship-building with their children.
Tags: Caregivers, Prevention, Safety Planning, Healthy Sexuality Education, Parenting, Media

How the Child Welfare System Works (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

Factsheet that explains how the child welfare system works, what resources are provided after system involvement, and what outcomes look like.
Tags: CPS,  Child Protective Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway

How to Choose a Counselor or Therapist (

Tips and guidelines to help choose a therapist.
Tags: Counseling, Therapy, Recovery, Treatment, Child Survivor, Adult Survivor, Sexual Behavior Problems, Adult at Risk

How to Encourage Your Child to Go to Therapy - Even When They're Resistant (Care.)

Article to help parents who may have a child who is resistant to therapy; includes talking tips and other ideas when a child feels hesitant to work with a counselor.
Tags: Child Survivor, Healing, Teen, Care.,

How To Find a Good Trauma Therapist (Trauma Institute)

Article on how to find the right counselor for yourself or your child when looking to address trauma history with a knowledgeable provider.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Child, Healing, Recovery, Treatment, Trauma Center

How to Understand Your Partner's (Or Your Own) Sexual Abuse History

Article by clinicial psychologist Samantha Rodman, PhD, for adult survivors and partners of survivors of child sexual abuse. Includes actions partners can take to show support and build trust. Some language may be triggering for some survivors.
Tags: Allies, Boyfriend, Counseling, Girlfriend, Husband, Self-Help, Spouses, Therapy, Treatment, Wife, Huffington Post

How You Can Help Someone Who Is Being Abused or Neglected (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

Tip sheet for children and youth to help them identify signs of abuse and neglect, and where to turn if they are worried they or someone know is being hurt.
TagsReporting, Child Welfare Information Gateway

Human Trafficking Foundation: Organization

UK-based organization working to combat human trafficking internationally.
Tags: Advocacy, Child Sexual Abuse, Human Slavery, International, Sexual Exploitation, Sex Tourism, Human Trafficking Foundation

If Your Child May Be Harming Another Child (RAINN)

RAINN's page describes good next steps for parents and caregivers who are concerned that their child may be sexually harming another child, including re-establishing safety in their home, looking for support, and talking to the child at-risk or who is abusing.
Tags: Child Survivor, Youth's Sexual Behaviors, Reporting, RAINN

Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT): Organization

Offers trainings, continuing education, and information on the prevention and treatment of domestic violence and intergenerational trauma.
Tags: Facts, Professionals, Research, Statistics, Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma, IVAT

International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO): Organization

Promotes research and treatment for adult and juvenile sex offenders and sexual abusers.
Tags: Conferences, Continuing Education, International, Standards of Care, Sexual Behavior Problems, Research, Statistics, Training, IATSO

International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE): Organization

International directory of resources for reporting concerning online content.
Tags: Abuse, Child Pornography, Child Sexual Abuse Material, CSAM, Cybercrimes, Sexual Exploitation, Sex Tourism, Trafficking, Tiplines, INHOPE

International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies (Hot Peach Pages)

Directory of abuse information in 110 languages and on abuse help agencies for countries globally.
Tags: Child Sexual Abuse, Crisis, Domestic Violence, Helpline, Hotline, International, Referrals, Sex Trafficking, Survivor, Therapy, Victim Assistance, Hot Peach Pages

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP): Organization

International organization offering treatment resources to individuals with sexual addiction; also offers professional development to therapists and clinicians.
Tags: Adult Abuser, At-Risk, Certification, Counseling, Sex Addiction, Sexual Behavior Problems, Training, Treatment, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, IITAP

International Resources for Image Based Abuse (CCRI)

CCRI's list of international resources for victims of image based sexual abuse. 
: Adult Suvivor, Helpline, Hotline, International, Non Consensual Pornography, Sexting, CCRI

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: Continuing Education, Facts, International, Professionals, Prevention, Reports, Research, Statistics, International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect