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
The Advocate's Guide: Working with Parents of Children Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted (NSVRC)

Publication for sexual assault center advocates and other professionals working with families of child survivors. Includes information to share with parents and caregivers.
Tags: Non-Offending Parent, Trauma-Informed Parenting, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, NSVRC

The Abel and Harlow Child Molestation Study (CMRPI)

Summary of the child sexual abuse study.
Tags: Professionals, Research, Statistics and Facts, Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute, CMRPI

That's Not Cool: Organization

An online interactive site for youth on using technology wisely.
Tags: Cyberbullying, Cybercrime, Internet Safety, Parents, Sexting, Social Media, Teens, Tweens, Textual Harassment, That's Not Cool

Teaching Sexual Consent to Children and Young Adults with I/DD (NCCASA)

Resource on teaching consent to children and young adults with intellectual and developmental delays geared towards teachers and school staff.
Tags: Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, Parents, Teaching Sexual Consent to Children and Young Adults with I/DD, NCCASA

Teaching Kids Body Privacy, Personal Agency, and Consent Begins While They're in Diapers (Adriel Booker)

Blog post from Adriel Booker on why talking about consent is such an important lesson we must start teaching our children from a young age and throughout their lives. Post also discusses important points to touch upon and how to practice and model these necessary lessons to children in smaller ways everyday.
Tags: Body Boundaries, Healthy Development, Sexuality Education, Parenting Guidelines, Prevention, Relationships, Teens, Adriel Booker

Teach Kids About Consent (Moments a Day)

Article that discusses the importance of why parents should start talking to your kids about consent from a young age, and gives tips on how to start this conversation. Includes free printable conversation cards.
Tags: Healthy Development, Sexuality Education, Parenting Guidelines, Relationships, Moments a Day

Talking to Your Child About Sex (Healthy Children)

Article for parents and caregivers with tips about talking with children about sex.
Tags: Healthy Development, Sexuality Education, Parenting Guidelines, Relationships, Teens, Healthy Children

Talking to Kids About Sex and Sexuality (Planned Parenthood)

Guide for parents on talking to their children about sex and sexuality, including subtopic resources and sample questions and answers for different age groups.
Tags: Healthy Development, Parenting Guidelines, Sexuality Education, Relationships, Prevention, Planned Parenthood

Talking to Kids About Rape (Parent Map)

Article that helps parents start an important conversation with their kids about rape, consent, risk, and other important topics.
Tags: Caregivers, Healthy Sexuality, Parenting Guidelines, Prevention, Sexual Assault, Teens, Parent Map

Talking for Change: Organization

Canadian organization dedicated to providing anonymous help to people concerned about their thoughts, feelings or behaviors towards children, including online viewing behaviors. Phone (1.833.703.3303) as well as email and chat available through their website.
Tags: Adult At Risk, Canada, Child Sexual Abuse Material, CSAM, French, International, Talking for Change

Take It Down (NCMEC)

Resource for any youth or adult who is worried that nude or partially nude pictures or videos of them as a child are being posted online. This tool can help mark the images without ever being taken off a person's device, and you can stay anonymous while using this service. 
Tags: Child Porn, Child Sexual Abuse Material, CSAM, Cybertipline, Report, Sexting, Take It Down, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Survivorship: Organization

For survivors of ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture, and their allies in healing. Training and education is also available for professionals.
Tags: Religious Cult, Self-Help, Sexual Abuse, Support, Survivorship

Survivors of Incest Anonymous: Organization

Provides support and resources for anyone who has been affected by child sexual abuse.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Healing, Self-Help, Survivors of Incest Anonymous

Survivor's Guide to Filing a Civil Lawsuit: Resource Guide (WCSAP)

A guide to filing a civil lawsuit as a survivor of sexual abuse.
Tags: Advocacy, Adult Survivor, Civil Suit, Justice, Law, Legal, WCSAP

Survivor Manual: Organization

Resources on healing and recovery for anyone who has experienced trauma.
Tags: Adult, Child, Healing, Self-Help, Support, Survivor Manual

Surivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP): Organization

An organization of adult survivors of sexual abuse by priests and clergy, and their allies, addressing healing and justice. Chapters and groups in over 50 US cities.
Tags: Faith-based, Church, Self-Help, Support, Surivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, SNAP

Support Group Resources (WCSAP)

Resources, including webinars and guidebooks, on how to facilitate support groups for those affected by child sexual abuse, including survivors and their parents. 
Tags: Adult Survivor, Caregiver, Child Survivor, Non-Offending Parent, WCSAP

Support for Partners: Organization

Support and information for partners of an adult survivor of child sex abuse.
Tags: Family, Friends, Self-Help, Spouses, Support for Partners

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (988): Organization

Crisis support and asssitance 24/7 for anyone feeling depressed, overwhelmed or suicidal.
Tags: Helpline, Hotline, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, 988

Stop Street Harassment (1.855.897.5910): Organization

Organization that works to end street harassment. Offers advice on what to do in the face of street harassers, how to cope afterwards, state-by-state legal information, and a 24/7 hotline available at 1.855.897.5910. Available in English and Spanish.
Tags: Catcalling, Helpline, Hotline, Legal, Prevention, Stop Street Harassment