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
Sexual Education Resources (Respect Ability)

Resource page listing books and websites for parents of children and teens as well as young adults with disabilities to help them understand healthy sexuality, abuse prevention, relationships, dating, consent and appropriate behavior.
Tags: Autism, ASD, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Healthy Sexuality Education, Intellectual Disability, Sexual Education Resources, Respect Ability

Sexual Development and Behavior In Children (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

Facts and information about children's sexual behaviors and development, including what to expect and how to talk to youth about important issues.
Tags: Healthy Sexual Development, Education, Parenting, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, NCTSN

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA): Organization

An organization for people with sexual addiction problems, with 12-step recovery options and support.
Tags: At-Risk, Offending Behavior, Self-Help, Support Group, Sexual Compulsives Anonymous, SCA

Sexual Assault Coalition Directory (National Sexual Violence Resource Center)

A catalog of coalitions and organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual violence.
Tags: Advocate, Domestic Violence, Law, Legal, Prevention, Professional, Survivor, Victim Assistance, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, NSVRC

Sexual Abuse of Children With Disabilities: A National Snapshot (VERA)

Issue brief examining child sexual abuse of children with disabilities. Offers recommendations for better prevention and treatment.
Tags: Advocacy, Disability, Professionals, Research, Statistics, Vera Institute of Justice

Sexual Abuse in Childhood and Dental Fear - An Interview with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carmen Santos (Dental Fear Central)

Article discussing the link between child sexual abuse and fear of dental procedures, why one might experience it, and what can be done about it as a patient, professional, or parent.
Tags: Child Survivor, Medical, Dental Fear Central

Sexual Abuse Center (Mom's Team)

A resource for parents concerning sexual safety in youth sports.
Tags: Athlete, Camp, Coach, Prevention, School, Sexual Abuse Center, Mom's Team

Sexaholics Anonymous: Organization

A 12-step organization for sex addicts who want to become sexually sober.
Tags: At-Risk, Offending Behavior, Self-Help, Support Group, Sexaholics Anonymous, SA

Sex-Specific Therapy Referrals (CMRPI)

Resource listing for treatment providers specializing in sex-specific therapy. 
Tags: Adult At-Risk, Child Pornography, Offending, Prevention, Sex Addiction, Therapy, Treatment, Youth Sexual Behavior Problem, the Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute, CMRPI

Sex or Sexual Abuse? Respect Yourself - Know the Difference (NCTSN)

Guidebook on differentiating consensual sex from sexual assault and abuse, geared toward adolescents and teens. 
Tags: Child Survivor, Parent Resource, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, NCTSN

Sex Offender Registry Websites (FBI)

A list of offender registry websites by state provided by the FBI.
Tags: Community Notification, Sex Offender, FBI

Sex Offender Management Policy in the United States: Strengthening Policy and Practice (Council of State Governments)

Final report from 2010 on effectiveness and challenges to sex offender management laws and policy.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Offender, Law Enforcement, Professionals, Policymakers, Recidivism, Residency Restrictions, Risk Assessment, Sexual Behavior Problems, State Legislation, Statistics, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, SMART, SORNA, Council of State Governments, CSG 

Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative (Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking)

Report on the state of research and practice in sex offender management, produced by the National Criminal Justice Association for the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Facts, Juvenile Offender, Law Enforcement, Professionals, Policymakers, Recidivism, Risk Assessment, Sexual Behavior Problems, Statistics, SMART

Sex Education for Self-Advocates (Organization for Autism Research)

Information for children on puberty and the physical, emotional and reproductive changes that go along with it, as well as how kids can take care of their growing bodies. Resource is written using gender-neutral language, makes considerations for people with different sensory needs and includes visual aids and an option to listen to an audio recording of the written information.
Tags: Autism, ASD, Healthy Sexuality, Healthy Sex Development, Sensory Processing Disorder, SPD, Visual Aids, Organization for Autism Research, OAR

Sex and Tech: What's Really Going On? (The National Campaign)

Information and resources about technology and sex, also how to talk to teens about proper technology use.
Tags: Facts, Online Exploitation, Parents, Research, Sexting, Statistics, The National Campaign

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA): Organization

12-step support groups for adults with addictive sexual behaviors.
Tags: At-Risk, Abuser, Offending Behavior, Self-Help, Sexual Problem, Treatment, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, SLAA

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA): Organization

12-step support groups for adults with addictive sexual behaviors.
Tags: At-Risk, Abuser, Offending Behavior, Self-Help, Sexual Problem, Treatment, Sex Addicts Anonymous, SAA

Services Available to Victims of Human Trafficking (HHS)

A resource guide of community and state-funded resources, including food, shelter, clothing, medical care, legal assistance, and job training for victims of trafficking.
Tags: Prostitution, Sexual Exploitation, Slavery, Victim Assistance, HHS

Scarleteen: Organization

Comprehensive sexuality information and help for teens and young adults.
Tags: Education, Healthy Development, Parents, Sexuality, Scarlateen

Safe4Athletes: Organization

Advocacy and prevention program with resources for student athletes, parents, sports clubs, organizations.
Tags: Awareness, Children, School, Teens, Safe4Athletes, Safe 4 Athletes