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
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

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Organization

National clearinghouse of publications and resources related to laws on child abuse and neglect.
Tags: Advocacy, Parents, Policy, Prevention, Reporting, Legal, State, Child Welfare and Information Gateway

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.
Tags: Child Survivor, Parenting, Law, Legal, Courts, Investigation, Trial, National Child Traumatic Stress Institute, NCTSN

Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute: Organization

Information on the prevention and response to child sexual abuse, includes resources for treatment and healing.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Education, Parents, Professionals, Recovery, Support, Sex Offender, Youths Sexual Behavior, YSB, Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute, CMRPI

Child Helpline International: Helplines by Country

Listing of Child Helplines by country.
Tags: Abuse, Disclosure, International, Reporting, Child Helpline International, CHI

Child Abuse Statistics (Jim Hopper)

Webpage with statistics, research, and resources about child abuse by Jim Hopper, Ph.D.
Tags: Books, Facts, Research, Statistics

Center on Children and the Law (American Bar Association)

American Bar Association group promoting access to justice for children and their families.
Tags: Legal, Victim Assistance, Child Survivor, Professional, Advocacy, Policy, Training, ABA

Center for Sex Offender Management (CEPP)

National clearinghouse for information about the management of sex offenders.
Tags: Abusers, Law Enforcement, Professional, Public Safety, Registry, Training, Center for Sex Offender Management, CSOM, CEPP

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.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Facts, Research, Statistics, Youths Sexual Behavior, YSB, California Coalition on Sexual Offending, CCOSO

Building Rapport With Commercially Exploited Youth (Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs)

Article on building rapport with commercially exploited youth.
Tags: Professionals, Victim Assistance, Advocacy, Sex Trafficking, Exploitation, Youth

Breaking Free: Organization

Minnesota-based organization helping women and girls escape prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education.
Tags: Human Trafficking, Survivor, Victim Assistance, Breaking Free

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. 
Tags: Bilingual, Kids, Families, Teens, Boys Town National Hotline

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.
Tags: Abuse, Awareness, Helpline, Hotline, Healing, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, BARCC

Bishop Accountability: Organization

Website documenting child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.
Tags: Faith-Based, Religious

Befrienders Worldwide: Organization

Worldwide resources for suicide counseling and support
Tags: International, Helpline, Hotline, Crisis

Bathing Children and Privacy Issues (Andorra Pediatrics)

Article about children and privacy surrounding bathing and showering.
Tags: Parenting, Healthy Sexual Development, Debra W. Haffner

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.
Tags: Community, Congregation, Faith-Based, Prevention, Temple, Unitarian

b4uact: Organization

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.
Tags: Adult At Risk, Pedophile, Self-Help, b4uact

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.
Tags: Abuser, Counseling, Offender, Professionals, Research, Statistics and Facts, Treatment, Therapy, Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse, ATSA

ARPAN: Organization

India-based organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse.
Tags: Advocacy, International, Prevention, ARPAN