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.
Website with information and resources for individuals with cybersexual addictions and their loved ones.
Canada's national tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children. Also includes resources for internet safety for parents, youth, and schools.
|CyberTipline (1.800.843.5678): Organization||
National reporting hotline for internet safety.
|Darkness to Light: Organization||
Organization empowering adults through prevention, awareness, and education to end child sexual abuse.
|Deaf Hope: Organization||
Provides services to Deaf survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Also provides training to professionals on working with the Deaf community.
|Defend 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.
|Dental Tips for Survivors (Sidran Institute)||
Information and coping strategies for adult survivors with stress or trauma triggered by dentist appointments.
|Differences Between a Child Molester and a Pedophile (Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute)||
Information page describing different categories of sexual abusers.
|Domestic Violence Pro Bono Guide (American Bar Association)||
National directory of organizations accepting volunteers to provide free legal services to survivors of domestic abuse.
|Dont Offend India: Organization||
Resource in India for people worried about sexual thoughts, feelings and behaviors towards children. Anonymous helpline available at 1800.123.8905.
|Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website: Organization||
Includes national sex offender search and connection to state public registry sites.
|Early, Open, Often||
Instructional videos and information about keeping kids safe from child sexual abuse. Includes Spanish-language material.
|ECPAT International: Organization||
Global network coordinating research, advocacy, and action to combat the sexual exploitation of children.
|ECPAT UK: Organization||
Organization for the prevention of child sexual exploitation and trafficking in the UK.
|ECPAT USA: Organization||
Organization for the prevention of child sexual exploitation in the US.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Faith Trust Institute: Organization||
Multifaith, multicultural training and education organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse and domestic violence.
|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.