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 descending Description
Deaf Hope: Organization

Provides services to Deaf survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Also provides training to professionals on working with the Deaf community.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Advocacy, Child Survivor, Disability, Education, Prevention, Parents, Deaf Hope

Defend Young Minds: Organization

Resource for parents looking to protect their children from pornography online. Includes tools and tips on how to talk to children about pornography, how to avoid it, what to do after exposure, and a downloadable guide for parents.
Tags: Cyber Safety, Internet, Online, Pornography, Prevention, Teens, Youths Sexual Behaviors, Defend Young Minds

Dental Tips for Survivors (Sidran Institute)

Information and coping strategies for adult survivors with stress or trauma triggered by dentist appointments.
Tags: Dental Anxiety, Medical, Recovery, Self-Help, Trauma Informed Care, Sidran Institute

Domestic Violence Pro Bono Guide (American Bar Association)

National directory of organizations accepting volunteers to provide free legal services to survivors of domestic abuse.
Tags: Legal, Lawyers, Pro-bono, American Bar Association, ABA 

Dont Offend India: Organization

Resource in India for people worried about sexual thoughts, feelings and behaviors towards children. Anonymous helpline available at 1800.123.8905.
Tags: Abuser, Adult At-Risk, CSAM, Hotline, Don't Offend India

Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website: Organization

Includes national sex offender search and connection to state public registry sites.
Tags: Community, Department of Justice, Law, Legal, Sex Offender Registry, State Registry, Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website, NSOPW

Early, Open, Often

Instructional videos and information about keeping kids safe from child sexual abuse. Includes Spanish-language material.
Tags: Healthy Sexuality Education, Parents, Prevention, Safety Planning, Early, Open, Often, Committee for Children

ECPAT International: Organization

Global network coordinating research, advocacy, and action to combat the sexual exploitation of children.
Tags: Child Pornography, Child Sexual Abuse Material, CSAM, Law Enforcement, Policy, Reporting, Sex Trafficking, Sex Tourism, Training, ECPAT International

ECPAT UK: Organization

Organization for the prevention of child sexual exploitation and trafficking in the UK.
Tags: Advocacy, Child Pornography, Child Sexual Abuse Material, CSAM, International, Law Enforcement, Policy, Reporting, Research, Sex Trafficking, Sex Tourism, Training, ECPAT UK

ECPAT USA: Organization

Organization for the prevention of child sexual exploitation in the US.
Tags: Advocacy, Child Pornography, Child Sexual Abuse Material, CSAM, Law Enforcement, Policy, Reporting, Research, Sex Trafficking, Sex Tourism, Training, ECPAT USA

Ending Child Sexual Abuse: A Transformative Justice Guidebook (Generation FIVE)

Guidebook that shares information and guidelines for the use of transformative justice in addressing child sexual abuse.
Tags: Community, Prevention, Professionals, Recovery, Adult Survivor, Training, Generation Five

Episodes (Every Body Curious)

Video series for youth on sexual health, puberty, and sexual development information. It is live action, and has adults helping kids answer questions they have but may not feel comfortable asking out loud through games they play together.

Esperanza United (1.651.772.1611): Organization

A Latina organization working to end domestic violence and create safe spaces for all communities.
Tags: Advocacy, Bilingual, Hotline, Latin@, Minnesota, Spanish, Survivor, Support, Victim Assistance, Casa De Esperanza, Esperanza United

Evaluation of Children in the Primary Care Setting When Sexual Abuse Is Suspected (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Clinical report outlining the steps that should be taken when evaluating children for signs of sexual abuse.
Tags: Doctors, Health Care, Nurses, Pediatricians, Professionals, Research, Statistics, American Academy of Pediatrics

Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation (Sexual Orientation: Science, Education, and Policy, UC Davis)

Article discussing the once common misperception of the link between homosexuality and child molestation by citing professional studies; also gives general information about child sexual abuse and abusers.
Tags: Facts, Child Sexual Abuse, Prevalence, Professionals, Research, Sexual Orientation, Statistics, UC Davis

Faith Trust Institute: Organization

Multifaith, multicultural training and education organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Tags: Christian, Clergy, Interfaith, Religious, Spiritual, Muslim, Jewish, Sex Trafficking, Prevention, Professionals, Faith Trust Institute

Families Advocating Intelligent Registries (Organization)

Maryland-based organization dedicated to dispelling myths about sex offenders, educating the public, and working towards registry reformation – not abolition – based on criterion like violent acts, previous acts, acts with strangers. 
Tags: Advocacy, Law, Legal, Sex Offender Reform, Families Advocating Intelligent Registries, FAIR

Family Online Safety Institute: Organization

Organization focusing on internet safety through good digital parenting and public policy.
Tags: International, Online, Prevention, Professionals, Research, Sexting, Social Media, Technology, Family Safety Institute

Fifteen Ways to Help Children Like Themselves: Article

A list of ways to build children's self-esteem and help make them less vulnerable to abuse.
Tags: Parenting Guidelines, Prevention, Fifteen Ways to Help Children Like Themselves

Find a Lawyer (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

Criminal attorney search feature.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Legal, Laws, Offender, Referrals, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers