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 resouces to us for review.
|10 Ways to Teach Your Child the Skills to Prevent Sexual Abuse (Child Mind Institute)||
Article dispelling myths of who abuses, who gets abused, and how; why any child may be at-risk to be abused, and what every parent should be talking to their children about from a young age -- their body and body safety.
Resources and help for men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood.
|A Parent's Guide To Protecting Kids With Intellectual Disabilities From Sexual Abuse (Psych Central)||
Article about how to protect children with intellectual disabilities from experiencing child sexual abuse, focusing on treating them as sexual beings as well as providing them with good proactive and preventative education.
|Adult Survivors of Child Abuse: Organization||
Information, resources, and support for adult survivors of child abuse.
|Advocates for Youth: Organization||
A sex education resource for adolescents, parents, and professionals.
|African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect: Organization||
Promotes child rights and safety in Africa through research, advocacy, and assistance to organizations focusing on child abuse and neglect.
|Age of Consent: Fact and Information Page (Avert.org)||
An overview of "age of consent," related health and safety concerns, and how to find the age of consent in your country.
|Age of Consent: US||
Age of Consent chart for the 50 states and DC, including provisions.
|Al-Anon and Alateen: Organization||
Support group for family members of people struggling with alcoholism.
|Alcoholics Anonymous: Organization||
Support group for individuals struggling with alcoholism.
|Alliance Anti Trafic: Organization||
Combats sexual exploitation, especially sexual abuse, prostitution and trafficking in women and children from Asia.
Amaze is an educational resource tool for both children and teens ages 10-14 about puberty. It helps parents get this important dialogue started with fun and informational videos that tweens can watch on their own time.
|American Bar Association (ABA): Organization||
Resources for lawyer referrals, legal advocacy and information.
|American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children: Organization||
National organization supporting professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence.
|An Overview of Sex Offender Reentry: Building a Foundation for Professionals (Council of State Governments Justice Center)||
Webinar on barriers and frameworks to sex offender reentry into the community.
India-based organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse.
|Assessment, Treatment, and Supervision Strategies for Professionals Working with Individuals with Sex Offense Convictions (Council of State Governments Justice Center)||
"Ask the Experts" Webinar on assessment, treatment, and supervision strategies for the successful reentry of sex offenders into the community.
|Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers: Organization||
An international organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse through assessment and treatment of adults at risk of abusing.
|Attorney Search (National Association of Counsel for Children)||
Free lawyer referrals for representation of youth, by state.
|Balancing Acts: Keeping Kids Safe in Congregations||
Training manual by Reverend Debra W. Haffner on addressing and preventing child sexual abuse in religious institutions including how to deal with an offender choosing to worship at your church or religious institution.