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.
|Female Sex Offenders (CSOM)||
Policy and practice brief about female sex offenders; published in 2007.
|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.
|Find a Lawyer (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)||
Criminal attorney search feature.
|Find a Sex Therapist & Sex Addiction Specialist (IITAP)||
Search tool for finding sex addiction specialists.
|Find a Therapist (Psychology Today)||
Searchable database of therapists, group therapy, and treatment centers in the US and Canada
|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.
|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.
|Finding a Therapist - Resource Directory (MaleSurvivor)||
Searchable database of professionals offering services to male survivors of sexual abuse in the US and internationally.
|Finding Therapy (Mental Health America)||
Resource guide to referral sources including individual and community-based services, crisis hotlines, and professional organizations.
|FindLegalHelp.org (American Bar Association)||
Consumers' guide to legal help. Includes lawyer referrals and pro bono resources listed by state.
|Free Guide and Fact Sheets for Schools and Youth Serving Organizations (The Enough Abuse Campaign)||
Practical guide for strengthening child protection policies and practices, part of the "Gatekeepers for Kids" program for child sexual abuse prevention for schools and youth serving organizations.
|From Complaint to Resolution: Understanding the Child Welfare Grievance Process (Child Welfare and Information Gateway)||
Factsheet discusses with caregivers what to do if they feel their Child Protective Services (CPS) case was handled unfairly, if an official (judge, case manager, lawyer) may have done something unethical, including who to contact and how to air their grievances.
|Futures without Violence: Organization||
Community education, policy reform, and professional training focused on ending violence against women and children.
|Generation FIVE: Organization||
Offers information and guidelines for the use of transformative justice in addressing child sexual abuse.
|Get Help (Stop It Now! UK)||
Online confidential and anonymous support and help to address viewing child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Also has modules for family and friends, and professionals.
|Girls Educating and Mentoring Services (GEMS): Organization||
Serves girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
|Global Government and NGO Human Trafficking Hotlines (SCRIBD)||
List of international contacts to report human trafficking.
|Healing From Harm (Leda Health)||
Online support group available to people who have caused sexual harm and who are looking to heal and take accountability. This program allows 8-12 people per group and is professional moderated by a therapist. They do not take insurance, and payment is calculated on a sliding-scale. Any attendee must fill out their application for screening; waitlist available. Programs are HIPPA-compliant and confidentiality is taken seriously.
|Hear No Evil, See No Evil: Understanding Failure to Identify and Report Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Contexts (Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse)||
Research report on failure to report in schools and youth serving organizations, challenges, and potential best practices.
|Help In Your State (Women's Law)||
Specialized resource list by state for finding shelters, legal aid, counseling, safety planning, civil courthouse locations, contact information for sheriff departments, and more for abuse victims.