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.
|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.
Organization working to prevent child sexual abuse using a sex-positive and human rights approach through their advocacy and education efforts. Also facilitates and hosts Map Support Club for minor-attracted youth under age 18.
|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 people convicted of sex offenses 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.
|Religious Institute: Organization||
Faith based sexuality education materials.
|Reporting Abuse (The Mama Bear Effect)||
A breakdown of the processs of reporting and the investigation of child sexual abuse.
|Resource Guide on Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports||
Resource list of general information and sample policies for preventing abuse in youth sports organizations.
|Resources for Child Sexual Exploitation Survivors (NCMEC)||
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers links to reporting child sexual abuse material, including if a person themselves is in those images or videos, peer support groups, and information on locating a therapist. Available in English and Spanish.
|Responding to Child Victims of Human Trafficking (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
Resource to understand the response to child victims of human trafficking, including training requirements for professionals who work with this population as well as the services and supports the survivors are entitled to - which may include legal and immigration support, medical services, shelter, advocacy and therapeutic help. Addendum includes state specific resources.
|Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Organization||
Investigates private, public or non-government youth-serving institutions in Australia and makes recommendations on how to improve laws, policy and practices to prevent child sexual abuse in youth serving organizations. Includes a directory of resources for survivors and their families and research for professionals.