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
National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse (National District Attorneys Association)

Assists prosecuters and allied professionals in the prosecution and prevention of child victimization.
Tags: Advocacy, Case Law, Child Pornography, Conferences, Legal, Publications, Research, Trainings, Research, National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, NCPCA, National District Attorneys Association, NDAA

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC): Organization

Information and resources for locating missing children, and preventing and responding to child sexual exploitation.
Tags: Advocacy, Hotline, Laws, Legal, Parents, Training, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, NCMEC

National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards (NACVCB): Organization

State by state guide of victim compensation boards to help with medical, transportation, emergency and other costs attributed to crime.
Tags: Financial Assistance, National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards, NACVCB

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (NAASCA): Organization

Support, information and resources for adult survivors of sexual abuse.
Tags: Healing, Recovery, Support Group, National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, NAASCA

National Association for Rational Sex Offender Laws (NARSOL): Organization

Organization that envisisions effective, fact-based sexual offense laws and policies which promote public safety, safeguard civil liberties, and offer holistic prevention, healing, and restoration.
Tags: Advocacy, At-Risk, Laws, Legal, Prevention, Public Policy, Sex Offender Management, Sex Offender Registry, National Association for Rational Sex Offender Laws, NARSOL

National Association for Counsel of Children (NACC): Organization

Professional resource for attorneys involved in child welfare, juvenile justice, and custody issues.
Tags: Legal, Law, Lawyers, Visitation, Victim Assistance, National Association for Counsel of Children, NACC

Mothers of Sexually Abused Children: Organization

An online resource and support site for mothers whose child or children have been sexually abused.
Tags: Child Survivor, Non Offending Parent, Prevention, Self-Help, Support Group, Prevention, MOSAC

Mental Health Services Locator (SAMHSA)

Resource directory to locate mental health services across the US.
Tags: Abuse, Healing, Professional, Recovery, Survivor, Therapy, Treatment, SAMHSA

Massachusetts Citizens for Children: Organization

State-based advocacy group promoting children's rights in Massachusetts through community education and mobilization, including the Enough Abuse campaign against child sexual abuse.
Tags: MassKids, Parents, Professionals 

Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

Fact sheet summarizing state laws regarding mandated reporting, including discussion of confidentiality and standards for reporting.
Tags: Child Protective Services (CPS), Intervention, Legal, Professionals, Parents, Sexual Behavior Concerns, Child Welfare and Information Gateway

Managing Risk and Trauma After Sexual Offending: A Whole-Family Safeguarding Guide (CSA Centre)

Guide for professionals supporting non-offending partners after their spouse or significant other has been caught viewing child sexual abuse material. Includes information on how to support the person finding how, how to talk with children, seeking support, and other next step guidance.
Tags: CSAM, Non-Offending Parent, Non-Offending Partner, CSA Centre, Center of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse 

MaleSurvivor: Organization

Support, treatment, and advocacy for male survivors of abuse.
Tags: Recovery, Self-Help, Therapy, Trainings, Workshops, Male Survivor

Make a Report (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command)

UK reporting site for online sexual abuse, or potential abuse, of children.
Tags: Child Pornography, ChildLine, CSAM, International, United Kingdom, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command, CEOP

Loveisrespect (1.800.331.9474): Organization

Peer advocates available 24/7 to support teens with concerns about dating violence; text loveis to 22522, chat available thru their website, or call anytime 1.866.331.9474.
Tags: Child Survivor, Crisis, Domestic Violence, Emotional Abuse, Helpline, Hotline, Loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

Linea De Ayuda En Vivo Para Las Víctimas Del Asalto Sexual Y Sus Familias Y Amigos (RAINN)

RAINN's online Spanish resources and confidential Spanish peer-support helpline. La Sala de Ayuda, a group chatroom, is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7pm - 9pm (ET). 24/7 help available by calling: 1.800.656.HOPE or 1.800.656.4673.
Tags: Adult, Assault, Bilingual, Crisis, Chatgroup, Chat, Helpline, Family, Friend, Sexual, Survivor, RAINN, Linea de ayuda en vivo para las víctimas del asalto sexual y sus familias y amigos

Legal Aid Programs (Legal Services Corporation)

Search resource for locating local legal aid programs.
Tags: Survivor, Custody, Domestic Violence, Family Law, Lawyers, Legal Referrals, Victim Assistance

Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence: Organization

Scientific organization dedicated to providing professionals and lay persons with current research affecting public health and safety.
Tags: Conferences, Legal, Law, Policy, Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence

Lauren's Kids: Organization

Organization working to prevent sexual abuse through education and awareness, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support. Includes prevention workshops and curricula for parents, children, and youth-serving organizations and trainings for caregivers of children who have been abused.
Tags: Advocacy, Trauma Informed Care, Professionals, Speakers, Safer Smarter Kids, Lauren's Kids

La Strada International: European Network Against Trafficking in Human Beings: Organization

Anti-Trafficking network focused on prevention, public awareness, and intervention and advocacy for survivors.
Tags: Human Trafficking, Legal, Policy, Research, Victim Assistance, La Strada International European Network Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Kids Help Phone: Canada (1.800.668.6868): Organization

Phone and web counseling and self-help information for youth age 20 and under for individuals in Canada. Chat and text also available thru their website.
Tags: Abuse, Canada, Crisis, Hotline, Helpline, International, Kids Help Phone