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
Codependents of Sex Addicts (COSA): Organization

Support group for people whose lives have been affected by a loved one's compulsive sexual behaviors or sex addiction.
Tags: Abuser, Offender, Recovery, Self-Help, Spouse, Codependants of Sex Addicts Anonymous, COSA

Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Trafficking of Children and Youth: A Prevention and Intervention Resource Guide for Educators, Parents and Community Members (

Guide for educators, parents, and community members in preventing, recognizing, responding to, and intervening with children who are being trafficked sexually. Focus on children as victims of a crime, not perpetrators. Includes definitions of terms, warning signs, reporting methods, and organizations (Washington-based) that can help.
Tags: Child Sex Tourism, Exploitation, Prevention, Professional, Prostitution, Child Sexual Abuse, Trafficking

Connect Safely: Organization

Webpage for parents, teens, educators, advocates, and concerned adults about the impact of the social Web. Safety tips available in Spanish.
Tags: Professionals, Internet Safety, Prevention, Kids, Children, Social Media, Technology

Consent for Kids: Video

Child-friendly video that teaches kids about consent.
Tags: Healthy Sexuality Education, Parents, Prevention, Consent for Kids

Considering Family Reconnection and Reunification after Child Sexual Abuse: A Road Map for Advocates and Service Providers (NSVRC)

Pamphlet guiding professionals who work with families of children who have experienced sexual abuse on specific considerations that need to be made when thinking about family reunification with the individual (child or adult) who has engaged in abusive behavior. 
Tags: Child Survivor, Courts, Legal, Parents, Professionals, NSVRC, Considering Family Reconnection and Reunification after Child Sexual Abuse: A Road Map for Advocates and Service Providers

Consumers Guide to Therapist Shopping (Male Survivor)

Empowering and informative discussion about the process of choosing professional support for adult survivors of sexual abuse. Appropriate for both men and women.
Tags: Counseling, Recovery, Therapy, Therapist, Treatment, Male Survivor

Coping with the Shock of Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

Information for families, individuals and professionals addressing sex abuse behaviors among family members.
Tags: Child Survivor, Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse, Incest, Siblings, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, NCTSN

Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA): Organization

A network of trained volunteers representing the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings.
Tags: Legal, Trial, Foster Care, Advocacy, Child Survivor

Creating a Safe Place for Children and Youth in Communities of Faith (Zero Abuse Project)

Suggested questions about policies and practices for faith-based communities to design safe environments.
Tags: Church, Congregation, Prevention, Advocacy, Ministry, Temple, Gundersen, JWRC, Zero Abuse Project

Creating Safer Environments for Children (Commit To Kids)

Resources and tools for creating safe and abuse free enviroments for parents and organizations. French available.
Tags: Prevention, Child Sexual Abuse, Schools, Youth Groups, Organizations, Youth Sports, Canada, International, Commit To Kids, Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Crime Victim Assistance Directory (1.855.4VICTIM): National Center for Victims of Crime

Directory of available local victim assistance resources, including legal, financial and emotional aid. Also includes an attorney referral line. National helpline available by dialing 1.855.4VICTIM at 1.855.484.2846, chat also available nationwide through their website.
Tags: Victim Assistance, Advocacy, Attorney, Counseling, Helpline, Treatment, Recovery, Child Sexual Abuse, Victim Connect, National Center for Victims of Crime

Crime Victim Services Directory: Office for Victims of Crime

Directory of resources for victims of crime including legal, financial and emotional assistance. Includes glossary of terms.
Tags: Victim Assistance, Advocacy, Counseling, Treatment, Recovery, Child Sexual Abuse, Adult Survivor, Child Survivor

Crimes Against Children Research Center (UNH)

Provides research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners about the nature and impact of crimes against children.
Tags: Bullying, Child Sexual Abuse, Prevention, Professionals, Sextortion, Sex Trafficking, Crimes Against Children Research Center, CCRC, UNH

Crisis Centers Directory (RAINN)

Directory of organizations and crisis centers serving survivors of sexual violence.
Tags: Advocacy, Adult Survivor, Child Survivor, Crisis, Hotline, Legal, Medical, Referral, Reporting, Therapy, Victim Assistance, Rape Abuse and Incest National Network, RAINN

Custody Cases: Protecting your Child from Sexual Abuse: Article

Information and guidance for parents in custody cases involving sexual abuse, written by Atty. Arlaine Rockey
Tags: Child Survivor, Court, Divorce, Downstream, Legal, System Failure, Trial

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (1.844.878.CCRI): Organization

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) is a nonprofit organization that serves victims and survivors of imaged-based sexual abuse (IBSA), including nonconsensual pornography, sextortion, and deepfakes. If someone has disseminated an intimate image of you without your consent, or if someone has threatened to do so, please visit the CCRI Safety Center for a step-by-step guide on what next steps you might take next. Please note that the CCRI Safety Center offers resources for US-based adult victims of image-based sexual abuse.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Cybercrime, Hotline, Helpline

Website with information and resources for individuals with cybersexual addictions and their loved ones.
Tags: Internet Safety, Compulsive Online Sexual Behaviors, Abuser, Sex Offender, Child Pornography, Sex Addiction, Self-Help, Therapy, Treatment, Books, Articles, Sexual Recovery Institute, SRI Organization

Canada's national tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children. Also includes resources for internet safety for parents, youth, and schools.
Tags: Child Pornography, Child Sexual Abuse Material, CSAM, Hotline, International, Law Enforcement, Sexual Exploitation, Sextortion, Sex Trafficking, Sex Tourism, Reporting,

CyberTipline (1.800.843.5678): Organization

National reporting hotline for internet safety.
Tags: Child Pornography, Child Sexual Abuse Material, CSAM, Hotline, Law Enforcement, Sexual Exploitation, Sextortion, Sex Trafficking, Sex Tourism, Reporting, Cybertipline, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, NCMEC

Darkness to Light: Organization

Organization empowering adults through prevention, awareness, and education to end child sexual abuse.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Child Survivor, Facts, Parents, Prevention, Professionals, Research, Statistics, Training, Darkness to Light, D2L