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.
|National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC): Organization||
Information and resources for locating missing children, and preventing and responding to child sexual exploitation.
|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.
|National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (NAASCA): Organization||
Support, information and resources for adult survivors of sexual abuse.
|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.
|National Association for Counsel of Children (NACC): Organization||
Professional resource for attorneys involved in child welfare, juvenile justice, and custody issues.
|Mothers of Sexually Abused Children: Organization||
An online resource and support site for mothers whose child or children have been sexually abused.
|Mental Health Services Locator (SAMHSA)||
Resource directory to locate mental health services across the US.
|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.
|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.
|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.
Support, treatment, and advocacy for male survivors of abuse.
|Make a Report (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command)||
UK reporting site for online sexual abuse, or potential abuse, of children.
|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.
|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.
|Legal Aid Programs (Legal Services Corporation)||
Search resource for locating local legal aid programs.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Kid Smartz: Organization||
Spanish resource for children and parents on internet safety.