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.
|Parents for Megan's Law (1.888.ASK.PFML) and the Crime Victim's Center: Organization||
Provides a 24/7 hotline (1.800.ASK.PFML or 1.631.689.2672), support, information and victim advocacy services to help answer questions about sex offenders and children's safety. Also has links to sex offender registry and for reporting sex offenders.
|Parents Whose Children Have Been Sexually Abused (Daily Strength Chat Boards)||
Online chat board for non-offending parents and caregivers of a child who has been sexually abused. This site is not professionally managed or facilitated.
|Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center (POSARC): Organization||
A privately run website and coaching resource with online information for partners of adults with sex addiction. Lists national support groups.
An organization fighting to eradicate trafficking and modern slavery, and restore freedom to survivors.
|Preparing Children to Testify (Hawaii.gov)||
An article for parents and caregivers about how to prepare your child to testify in a courtroom.
|Prevent Child Abuse America: Organization||
An organization for the prevention of child abuse.
|Preventing Abuse: Research and Resources (NSPCC)||
Child protection safeguarding information, advice, and research, information and statistics from the UK.
|Preventing Child Maltreatment: A Guide to Taking Action and Generating Evidence (WHO)||
A comprehensive guide for law enforcement, social workers, medical personnel, and other professionals on how to define, prevent, and detect child abuse, and how to provide resources to victims and their families.
|Privacy and Internet Safety (Common Sense Media)||
Advice for parents about keeping kids safe online. Also includes articles and research about privacy and internet safety.
|Project Roar: Organization||
Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about child sexual abuse by providing prevention workshops, community presentations, and lessons to children.
|Promoting Awareness/Victim Empowerment (PAVE): Organization||
Promoting social awareness and outreach programming for survivors of sexual abuse.
|Protect 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.
Publications by the Center for Sex Offender Management.
|Questions and Answers About Child Sexual Abuse Treatment (NCTSN)||
Questions and answers from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network about therapies for child sexual abuse, with a focus on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
|RAINN Online Hotline||
A direct link to RAINN's online hotline, which is live, anonymous crisis support for victims of sexual violence, or their allies. Available 24/7.
|Ramifications of Educator's Sexual Misconduct||
Training on educating others of the ramifications of educator misconduct.
|Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): Organization||
The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. Confidential National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE or 1.800.656.4673
|Reading Resources (CMRPI)||
Books, literature, and web-based resources on child sexual abuse.
|Recidivism of Sex Offenders (CSOM)||
Information about how often sex offenders re-offend.
|Reference Guide for School Personnel Concerning Juveniles Who Have Committed Sexually Abusive and Offending Behavior (Colorado Department of Education)||
Provides guidance for schools and school districts educating youth with sexual behavior problems, especially juvenile offenders, on maintaining safe school community and inclusive learning environments for youth with sexual behaviors.