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.
|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.
|Child Welfare Information Gateway: Organization
National clearinghouse of publications and resources related to laws on child abuse and neglect.
|Child Sexual Abuse: Coping with the Emotional Stress of the Legal System (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
Guidebook on helping children and adolescents cope with stress while involved in legal action.
|Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute: Organization
Information on the prevention and response to child sexual abuse, includes resources for treatment and healing.
|Child Helpline International: Helplines by Country
Listing of Child Helplines by country.
|Child Abuse Statistics (Jim Hopper)
Webpage with statistics, research, and resources about child abuse by Jim Hopper, Ph.D.
|Center on Children and the Law (American Bar Association)
American Bar Association group promoting access to justice for children and their families.
|Center for Sex Offender Management (CEPP)
National clearinghouse for information about the management of sex offenders.
|California Coalition on Sexual Offending: Organization
Professional organization for those working with sex offenders and adults and youth with sexual behavior problems in the state of California.
|Building Rapport With Commercially Exploited Youth (Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs)
Article on building rapport with commercially exploited youth.
|Breaking Free: Organization
Minnesota-based organization helping women and girls escape prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education.
|Boys Town National Hotline (1.800.448.3000): Organization
Crisis and support line for children, youth and their parents, 24/7 and Spanish available. Multi-topic and issue assistance.
|Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC, 1.800.841.8371): Organization
Organization offering free, confidential services to survivors of sexual assault and violence, their friends and families, and professionals ages 12 and older. Also has information on sexual violence as well as opportunities for advocacy. Their 24-hour hotline can be reached at: 1.800.841.8371.
|Bishop Accountability: Organization
Website documenting child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.
|Befrienders Worldwide: Organization
Worldwide resources for suicide counseling and support
|Bathing Children and Privacy Issues (Andorra Pediatrics)
Article about children and privacy surrounding bathing and showering.
|Balancing Acts: Keeping Kids Safe in Congregations
Training manual by Reverend Debra W. Haffner on addressing and preventing child sexual abuse in religious institutions including how to deal with an offender choosing to worship at your church or religious institution.
Non-profit organization trains professionals in the field in how to provide positive therapeutic support to people who are sexually attracted to children and also works to connect minor-attracted individuals (MAPs) with competent, compassionate support. Has a support group available for MAPs as well as a separate group for family and friends of MAPs.
|Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse (ATSA): Organization
An international organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse through assessment and treatment of adults at risk of abusing.
India-based organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse.