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. 

Title Description
Female Sex Offenders (CSOM)

Policy and practice brief about female sex offenders.
Tags: Article, Facts, Professionals, Research, Registry, Statistics, Center for Sex Offender Management

Female Sex Offenders - Survivors Safehouse: Organization

Blog focusing on female sex offenders, and survivors of female-perpetrated sexual abuse.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Facts, Research, Statistics, Female Sex Offenders - Survivors Safehouse

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.
Tags: Parenting Guidelines, Prevention

Find a Lawyer (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

Criminal attorney search feature.
Tags: Offender, Legal, Laws, Referrals, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Find a Sex Therapist & Sex Addiction Specialist (IITAP)

Search tool for finding sex addiction specialists.
Tags:  Adult at Risk, Abuser, Counseling, Offender, Therapy, Treatment, Sexual Behavior Problem, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, IITAP

Find a Therapist (Psychology Today)

Searchable database of therapists, group therapy, and treatment centers in the US and Canada
Tags: Adult Survivor, Adult at risk, Child Survivor, Counseling, Offender, Recovery, Sexual Behavior Problems, Support, Treatment, Psychology Today

Finding a Therapist - Resource Directory (MaleSurvivor)

Searchable database of professionals offering services to male survivors of sexual abuse in the US and internationally.
Tags: Recovery, Adult Survivor, Therapy, Counseling, Treatment, Canada, Australia, Germany, Spain, Israel, South Africa

Finding Therapy (Mental Health America)

Resource guide to referral sources including individual and community-based services, crisis hotlines, and professional organizations.
Tags: Therapy, Counseling, Recovery, Treatment, Child Survivor, Adult Survivor, Parents, Sexual Behavior Problems, Adult at Risk

FindLegalHelp.org (American Bar Association)

Consumers' guide to legal help. Includes lawyer referrals and pro bono resources listed by state.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Parents, Offender, Court, ABA

Fortify: Organization

A personalized multi-device program for youth and adults struggling with pornography use. In depth surveys, accountability partners, and addiction related articles are included in the program. Free for youth under 21, with a one-time charge for adults 21 and older.
Tags: Adults At-Risk, Offender, Internet and Online Safety, Self-Help, Teen, Teenager, Adolescent

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.
Tags: Athletics, Churches, Extracurricular Programs, Faith Communities, Principals, Religious Organizations, Students, Teachers, Youth Sports, Training Materials, The Enough Abuse Campaign

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. 
Tags: Appeal, Ethical Violation, Judicial Misconduct, Ombudsman, Report, Reporting, SLO, State Liason Officer, Child Welfare and Information Gateway

Futures without Violence: Organization

Community education, policy reform, and professional training focused on ending violence against women and children.
Tags: Prevention, Advocacy, Professionals, Sex Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse

Generation FIVE: Organization

Offers information and guidelines for the use of transformative justice in addressing child sexual abuse.
Tags: Community, Prevention, Professionals, Recovery, Training, Generation Five

Girls Educating and Mentoring Services (GEMS): Organization

Serves girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
Tags: Child Survivor, New York, Recovery, Teens, Victim Assistance, GEMS

Global Government and NGO Human Trafficking Hotlines (SCRIBD)

List of international contacts to report human trafficking.
Tags: Crisis, Exploitation, Helpline, Reporting, Sex Trafficking, Victim Assistance

Grooming Dynamic (National Center for Victims of Crime)

Article describing how to recognize grooming behaviors directed at children or adolescents by at-risk adults.
Tags: Education, Parents, Prevention

Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center: Organization

Works to end child abuse, neglect, and exploitation by providing training and education to professionals and parents.
Tags: Prevention, Advocacy, Webinars, Publications, Conferences, NCPTC

Harmful Sexual Behavior (Jonny Matthew)

Specialized resource list for help for children with sexual behavior problems. Links to workbooks, DVDs, guides, articles, and more.
Tags: Adolescent, Parents, Youth

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.
Tags: Case Study, International, Australia, Churches, Faith Communities, Athletics, Youth Sports, Government Organizations, Extracurricular Activities, Reporting 

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