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 ascending Description
Crimes Against Children Research Center (UNH)

Provides research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners about the nature and impact of crimes against children.
Tags: Bullying, Child Sexual Abuse, Prevention, Professionals, Sextortion, Sex Trafficking, Crimes Against Children Research Center, CCRC, UNH

Crime Victim Services Directory: Office for Victims of Crime

Directory of resources for victims of crime including legal, financial and emotional assistance. Includes glossary of terms.
Tags: Victim Assistance, Advocacy, Counseling, Treatment, Recovery, Child Sexual Abuse, Adult Survivor, Child Survivor

Crime Victim Assistance Directory (1.855.4VICTIM): National Center for Victims of Crime

Directory of available local victim assistance resources, including legal, financial and emotional aid. Also includes an attorney referral line. National helpline available by dialing 1.855.4VICTIM at 1.855.484.2846, chat also available nationwide through their website.
Tags: Victim Assistance, Advocacy, Attorney, Counseling, Helpline, Treatment, Recovery, Child Sexual Abuse, Victim Connect, National Center for Victims of Crime

Creating Safer Environments for Children (Commit To Kids)

Resources and tools for creating safe and abuse free enviroments for parents and organizations. French available.
Tags: Prevention, Child Sexual Abuse, Schools, Youth Groups, Organizations, Youth Sports, Canada, International, Commit To Kids, Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Creating a Safe Place for Children and Youth in Communities of Faith (Zero Abuse Project)

Suggested questions about policies and practices for faith-based communities to design safe environments.
Tags: Church, Congregation, Prevention, Advocacy, Ministry, Temple, Gundersen, JWRC, Zero Abuse Project

Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA): Organization

A network of trained volunteers representing the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings.
Tags: Legal, Trial, Foster Care, Advocacy, Child Survivor

Coping with the Shock of Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

Information for families, individuals and professionals addressing sex abuse behaviors among family members.
Tags: Child Survivor, Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse, Incest, Siblings, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, NCTSN

Consumers Guide to Therapist Shopping (Male Survivor)

Empowering and informative discussion about the process of choosing professional support for adult survivors of sexual abuse. Appropriate for both men and women.
Tags: Counseling, Recovery, Therapy, Therapist, Treatment, Male Survivor

Considering Family Reconnection and Reunification after Child Sexual Abuse: A Road Map for Advocates and Service Providers (NSVRC)

Pamphlet guiding professionals who work with families of children who have experienced sexual abuse on specific considerations that need to be made when thinking about family reunification with the individual (child or adult) who has engaged in abusive behavior. 
Tags: Child Survivor, Courts, Legal, Parents, Professionals, NSVRC, Considering Family Reconnection and Reunification after Child Sexual Abuse: A Road Map for Advocates and Service Providers

Consent for Kids: Video

Child-friendly video that teaches kids about consent.
Tags: Healthy Sexuality Education, Parents, Prevention, Consent for Kids

Connect Safely: Organization

Webpage for parents, teens, educators, advocates, and concerned adults about the impact of the social Web. Safety tips available in Spanish.
Tags: Professionals, Internet Safety, Prevention, Kids, Children, Social Media, Technology

Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Trafficking of Children and Youth: A Prevention and Intervention Resource Guide for Educators, Parents and Community Members (

Guide for educators, parents, and community members in preventing, recognizing, responding to, and intervening with children who are being trafficked sexually. Focus on children as victims of a crime, not perpetrators. Includes definitions of terms, warning signs, reporting methods, and organizations (Washington-based) that can help.
Tags: Child Sex Tourism, Exploitation, Prevention, Professional, Prostitution, Child Sexual Abuse, Trafficking

Codependents of Sex Addicts (COSA): Organization

Support group for people whose lives have been affected by a loved one's compulsive sexual behaviors or sex addiction.
Tags: Abuser, Offender, Recovery, Self-Help, Spouse, Codependants of Sex Addicts Anonymous, COSA

Coalition To Abolish Slavery (CAST): Organization

LA-based organization advocating to abolish slavery and human trafficking, and provides assistance and support to survivors including therapy, shelter, and legal help. Hotline can be reached at: 1.888.KEY.2.FRE(EDOM) or 1.888.539.2373
Tags: California, Helpline, LA, Prevention, Public Policy, Coalition to Abolish Slavery, CAST

Club Care Campaign: USA Gymnastics

USA gymnastic's program to keep children and youth safe in extra-curricular and competitive gymnastic's environments.
Tags: Athletics, Coaches, Parents, Professionals, School Administrators, Sports, USA Gymnastics

Clergy as Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary of State Laws (Child Welfare and Information Gateway)

State statutes fact sheet with information on when and in what states clergy members (including priests, rabbis, ministers, and other religious practitioners) are required to report child abuse. 
Tags: Faith-Based, Religion, Community, Adults, Policy, Legal, Laws, Reporting, Child Welfare and Information Gateway

Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants - Sex Offenders Restored Through Treatment (CURE-SORT): Organization

Information, resources, and referrals for adults offending or at-risk to offend.
Tags: Abuser, Offending Behavior, Sexual Problem, Treatment, Therapy, CURE-SORT

Christian Pedophile: Organization

Resource for Christian pedophiles who are non-offending and are looking to lead lives according to the teachings of Jesus.
Tags: Adult At-Risk, Anti-Contact, Faith-Based, Minor Attracted Person, MAP, Religious

Children with Sexual Behavior Problems (ATSA)

Facts and information page about Children with Sexual Behavior Problems.
Tags: Statistics, Parents, Kids, Teens, Adolescents, Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse, ATSA

Childhelp (1.800.4ACHILD): Organization

Provides 24/7 assistance in 170 languages to adults, children and youth with information and questions regarding child abuse. All calls are anonymous and confidential. 
Tags: Child Protective Services, Crisis, Helpline, Hotline, Parents, Reporting, ChildHelp