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
Kid Smartz: Organization

Spanish resource for children and parents on internet safety.
Tags: Online, Kid Smartz

Kid and Teen Safe: An Abuse Prevention Program for Youth with Disabilities

Program guide for the replication of a school-based physical and sexual abuse prevention program for youth and parents of youth with disabilities.
Tags: ASD, Autism, Down Sydrome, Developmental Disability, Healthy Sexuality Development, Healthy Sexuality Education, Intellectual Disability, Professionals, Kid and Teen Safe An Abuse Prevention Program for Youth with Disabilities

Kempe Foundation for Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse: Organization

Provides research on the effects of child abuse and neglect, and outreach and training nationally and internationally.
Tags: Professionals, Advocacy, Publications, Reports, Professional Development, Consultation

Keeping Your Children Safe (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children)

Outlines ways to re-establish safety in the home after a child has been sexually abused by a parent.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Caregivers, Lawyers, Non-Offending Parents, Mothers of Sexually Abused Children, MOSARC

Justice for Children: Organization

Offers information, guidance and assistance to adults who are trying to keep the child safe in the child protection system.  Offers a  Pro Bono Legal program for free legal help when it appears that a court or agency will return a child to an abusive situation. 
Tags: Advocacy, Custody, Child Protective Services (CPS), Lawyers, Parents, Victim Assistance, Visitation, Justice for Children

Joyful Heart Foundation: Organization

Provides information and support for survivors, professionals, and the community through Healing & Wellness, Education & Awareness, and Policy & Advocacy programs.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse Prevention, Recovery, Retreat, Support Group, Treatment, the Joyful Heart Foundation

Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC): Organization

Provides information about online and in-person safety for parents, children, and professionals. Includes Spanish-language resource list.
Tags: Advocacy, Clergy, Faith Communities, Internet Safety, Prevention, Teachers, Training, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, JWRC, Zero Abuse Project

It’s So Amazing: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families (Robie H. Harris)

A picture book about sexual health written for children ages seven and up.
Tags: Children, Healthy Sexual Development, Parents, Prevention, Sex Education, Robie Harris

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health (Robie H. Harris)

An illustrated book written for kids and teens ages ten and up.
Tags: Children, Healthy Sexual Development, Parents, Prevention, Puberty, Tweens, Sex Education, Robie Harris

It's Not the Stork! A Book about Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends (Robie H. Harris)

A picture book written especially for four, five, and six year olds about healthy sexuality.
Tags: Children, Healthy Sexual Development, Parents, Prevention, Sex Education, Robie Harris

isurvive: Organization

An online forum and support resource for survivors learning to thrive
Tags: Adult Survivor, Recovery, Self-Help, Support Group, 

Is Your Explicit Content Out There? (NCMEC)

Information for anyone worried about nude or partially nude images or videos of themselves as children (17 and younger) being posted online. Shares ways to report in various apps, websites, and also how to report to NCMEC to have them do a take down request.
Tags: Child Porn, Child Sexual Abuse Material, CSAM, Cybertipline, Report, Sexting, Take It Down, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Internet Safety Strategies (Crimes Against Children Research Center)

Resource for parents to help children stay safe on the internet; also features statistics and research on concerning and abusive online behaviors.
Tags: Child Pornography, Online, Facts, Sexting, Sexual Exploitation, Teenagers, Tweens, Crimes Against Children Research Center

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: Organization

Multidisciplinary organization utilizing research, trainings, and best practices to detect, prevent, and treat child abuse.
Tags: Continuing Education, Facts, International, Professionals, Prevention, Reports, Research, Statistics, International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

International Resources for Image Based Abuse (CCRI)

CCRI's list of international resources for victims of image based sexual abuse. 
: Adult Suvivor, Helpline, Hotline, International, Non Consensual Pornography, Sexting, CCRI

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP): Organization

International organization offering treatment resources to individuals with sexual addiction; also offers professional development to therapists and clinicians.
Tags: Adult Abuser, At-Risk, Certification, Counseling, Sex Addiction, Sexual Behavior Problems, Training, Treatment, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, IITAP

International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies (Hot Peach Pages)

Directory of abuse information in 110 languages and on abuse help agencies for countries globally.
Tags: Child Sexual Abuse, Crisis, Domestic Violence, Helpline, Hotline, International, Referrals, Sex Trafficking, Survivor, Therapy, Victim Assistance, Hot Peach Pages

International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE): Organization

International directory of resources for reporting concerning online content.
Tags: Abuse, Child Pornography, Child Sexual Abuse Material, CSAM, Cybercrimes, Sexual Exploitation, Sex Tourism, Trafficking, Tiplines, INHOPE

International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO): Organization

Promotes research and treatment for adult and juvenile sex offenders and sexual abusers.
Tags: Conferences, Continuing Education, International, Standards of Care, Sexual Behavior Problems, Research, Statistics, Training, IATSO

Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT): Organization

Offers trainings, continuing education, and information on the prevention and treatment of domestic violence and intergenerational trauma.
Tags: Facts, Professionals, Research, Statistics, Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma, IVAT