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. 

Title Description
Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative (Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking)

Report on the state of research and practice in sex offender management, produced by the National Criminal Justice Association for the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Facts, Juvenile Offender, Law Enforcement, Professionals, Policymakers, Recidivism, Risk Assessment, Sexual Behavior Problems, Statistics, SMART

Sex Offender Management Policy in the United States: Strengthening Policy and Practice (Council of State Governments)

Final report from 2010 on effectiveness and challenges to sex offender management laws and policy.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Offender, Law Enforcement, Professionals, Policymakers, Recidivism, Residency Restrictions, Risk Assessment, Sexual Behavior Problems, State Legislation, Statistics, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, SMART, SORNA, Council of State Governments, CSG 

Sex Offender Registry Websites (FBI)

A list of offender registry websites by state provided by the FBI.
Tags: Community Notification, Sex Offender, FBI

Sex or Sexual Abuse? Respect Yourself - Know the Difference (NCTSN)

Guidebook on differentiating consensual sex from sexual assault and abuse, geared toward adolescents and teens. 
Tags: Child Survivor, Parent Resource, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, NCTSN

Sex-Specific Therapy Referrals (CMRPI)

Resource listing for treatment providers specializing in sex-specific therapy. 
Tags: Adult At-Risk, Child Pornography, Offending, Prevention, Sex Addiction, Therapy, Treatment, Youth Sexual Behavior Problem, the Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute, CMRPI

Sexaholics Anonymous: Organization

A 12-step organization for sex addicts who want to become sexually sober.
Tags: At-Risk, Offending Behavior, Self-Help, Support Group, Sexaholics Anonymous, SA

Sexual Abuse Center (Mom's Team)

A resource for parents concerning sexual safety in youth sports.
Tags: Athlete, Camp, Coach, Prevention, School, Sexual Abuse Center, Mom's Team

Sexual Abuse in Childhood and Dental Fear - An Interview with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carmen Santos (Dental Fear Central)

Article discussing the link between child sexual abuse and fear of dental procedures, why one might experience it, and what can be done about it as a patient, professional, or parent.
Tags: Child Survivor, Medical, Dental Fear Central

Sexual Abuse of Children With Disabilities: A National Snapshot (VERA)

Issue brief examining child sexual abuse of children with disabilities. Offers recommendations for better prevention and treatment.
Tags: Advocacy, Disability, Professionals, Research, Statistics, Vera Institute of Justice

Sexual Assault Coalition Directory (National Sexual Violence Resource Center)

A catalog of coalitions and organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual violence.
Tags: Advocate, Domestic Violence, Law, Legal, Prevention, Professional, Survivor, Victim Assistance, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, NSVRC

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA): Organization

An organization for people with sexual addiction problems, with 12-step recovery options and support.
Tags: At-Risk, Offending Behavior, Self-Help, Support Group, Sexual Compulsives Anonymous, SCA

Sexual Development and Behavior In Children (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

Facts and information about children's sexual behaviors and development, including what to expect and how to talk to youth about important issues.
Tags: Healthy Sexual Development, Education, Parenting, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, NCTSN

Sexual Education Resources (Respect Ability)

Resource page listing books and websites for parents of children and teens as well as young adults with disabilities to help them understand healthy sexuality, abuse prevention, relationships, dating, consent and appropriate behavior.
Tags: Autism, ASD, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Healthy Sexuality Education, Intellectual Disability, Sexual Education Resources, Respect Ability

Sexual Harassment National Hotlines and Resources (Feminist Majority Foundation)

List of resources and reporting hotlines for sexual harassment.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Crisis, Helplines, Legal, Law, Victim Assistance, Feminist Majority Foundation

Sexual Health Education for Young People with Disabilities: Research and Resources for Educators (Advocates for Youth)

Information about how to teach sex education to youth with disabilities.
Tags: Autism, Healthy Sexual Development, Education, Physical Disability, Parenting, Professionals, Advocates for Youth

Sexual Violence Research Initiative: Organization

Organization looking to dissemenate information about sexual violence research and statistics in low and middle-income countries.
Tags: Advocacy, Facts, International, Prevention, Research, Sexual Abuse, Statistics, Sexual Violence Research Initiative

Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities (Center for Parent Information and Resources)

Information on safety planning and sex abuse awareness for children and adolescents with disabilities.
Tags: Education, Parents, Prevention, Professional, Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities, Center for Parent Information and Resources

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS): Organization

Information about sexuality for adults and youth.
Tags: Healthy Sexual Development, Education, Parents, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, SIECUS

Shared Hope: Organization

An organization trying to eradicate sex trafficking by through awareness, prevention, treatment and training.
Tags: Abuse, Advocacy, Child Survivor, International, Law, Legal, Professional, Prostitution, Sex Slavery, Shared Hope

Shelter Safe: Organization

Shelter Safe gathers information about domestic violence shelters and transition houses within Canada all in one place for easy access.
Tags: Abuse Survivors, Canada, International, Shelter Safe