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
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: 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 for Physically, Emotionally and Mentally Challenged Youth (Advocates for Youth)

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

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 Recovery Institute: Organization

Information, resources, and treatment for adults with sex and pornography addiction.
Tags: At-Risk, Offending Behavior, Support, Therapy, Sexual Recovery Institute

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

Sexuality Resource Center for Parents: Organization

Online information and tips for parents and caregivers to aid in talking to children, including those with disabilities, about healthy sexuality, development, and how to prevent abuse. 
Tags: Education, Prevention, Sexuality Resource Center for Parents

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

Sidran Institute: Organization

A resource for healing the various psychological and emotional effects of trauma to survivors and their loved ones, including treatment, support, recovery, and self-help.
Tags: Family, Friends, Healing, Professional, Survivor, Spouses, Training, Sidran Institute

Social Media Policy Considerations for Youth Serving Organizations (Zero Abuse Project)

Resource to help any organization that serves youth formuate a thoughtful and comprehensive social media policy.
Tags: Administration, Church, School, Social Media Policy, Student Guidelines, Youth Serving Organization, Gundersen, Zero Abuse Project

Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH): Organization

Organization dedicated to providing information about sex addiction to individuals, treatment providers, and the general public. Provides counseling referrals for both on and offline sexual behavior concerns; trainings also offered.
Tags: At-Risk, Abuser, Offending Behavior, Support, Sex Addiction, Therapy, Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, SASH

Sparks of Hope: Organization

Provides summer camp experience and other supports to child survivors of abuse and their families. Summer camps are based in Oregon but accept children from any state. Camp applications for parents of child abuse survivors and referral forms for professionals are both available through the website.
Tags: Healing, Recreation,  Recovery, Support, Therapy, Sparks of Hope

State Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Numbers (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

A listing of phone numbers by state to call and report child abuse.
Tags: Child Protective Services, CPS, Hotline, Reporting, Child Welfare Information Gateway

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