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.
|FindLegalHelp.org (American Bar Association)||
Consumers' guide to legal help. Includes lawyer referrals and pro bono resources listed by state.
|Finding Therapy (Mental Health America)||
Resource guide to referral sources including individual and community-based services, crisis hotlines, and professional organizations.
|Finding Help: When to Get It and Where to Go (Mental Health America)||
Article providing description of mental health clinicians and treatment styles. Also helps answer the questions: "Where do I go for help?" and "What kind of professional is right for me?"
|Finding a Therapist - Resource Directory (MaleSurvivor)||
Searchable database of professionals offering services to male survivors of sexual abuse in the US and internationally.
|Finding a Therapist (Pandora's Project)||
Information on how to choose the right therapist for survivors of sexual violence, including questions to ask and other considerations when looking for a counselor.
|Find the Right Therapist (WINGS Foundation)||
Comprehensive guide on how to find the right therapist to address one's own trauma history; includes a list of questions to ask any potential provider.
|Find a Therapist (Psychology Today)||
Searchable database of therapists, group therapy, and treatment centers in the US and Canada
|Find a Sex Therapist & Sex Addiction Specialist (IITAP)||
Search tool for finding sex addiction specialists.
|Find a Lawyer (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)||
Criminal attorney search feature.
|Fifteen Ways to Help Children Like Themselves: Article||
A list of ways to build children's self-esteem and help make them less vulnerable to abuse.
|Family Online Safety Institute: Organization||
Organization focusing on internet safety through good digital parenting and public policy.
|Families Advocating Intelligent Registries (Organization)||
Maryland-based organization dedicated to dispelling myths about sex offenders, educating the public, and working towards registry reformation – not abolition – based on criterion like violent acts, previous acts, acts with strangers.
|Faith Trust Institute: Organization||
Multifaith, multicultural training and education organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse and domestic violence.
|Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation (Sexual Orientation: Science, Education, and Policy, UC Davis)||
Article discussing the once common misperception of the link between homosexuality and child molestation by citing professional studies; also gives general information about child sexual abuse and abusers.
|Evaluation of Children in the Primary Care Setting When Sexual Abuse Is Suspected (American Academy of Pediatrics)||
Clinical report outlining the steps that should be taken when evaluating children for signs of sexual abuse.
|Esperanza United (1.651.772.1611): Organization||
A Latina organization working to end domestic violence and create safe spaces for all communities.
|Episodes (Every Body Curious)||
Video series for youth on sexual health, puberty, and sexual development information. It is live action, and has adults helping kids answer questions they have but may not feel comfortable asking out loud through games they play together.
|Ending Child Sexual Abuse: A Transformative Justice Guidebook (Generation FIVE)||
Guidebook that shares information and guidelines for the use of transformative justice in addressing child sexual abuse.
|ECPAT USA: Organization||
Organization for the prevention of child sexual exploitation in the US.
|ECPAT UK: Organization||
Organization for the prevention of child sexual exploitation and trafficking in the UK.