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.
Non-profit organization trains professionals in the field in how to provide positive therapeutic support to people who are sexually attracted to children and also works to connect minor-attracted individuals (MAPs) with competent, compassionate support. Has a support group available for MAPs as well as a separate group for family and friends of MAPs.
|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.
|Bathing Children and Privacy Issues (Andorra Pediatrics)||
Article about children and privacy surrounding bathing and showering.
|Befrienders Worldwide: Organization||
Worldwide resources for suicide counseling and support
|Bishop Accountability: Organization||
Website documenting child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.
|Black Sexual Abuse Survivors: Organization||
National support designed specifically for African-American men and women who were abused as children.
|Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC, 1.800.841.8371): Organization||
Organization offering free, confidential services to survivors of sexual assault and violence, their friends and families, and professionals ages 12 and older. Also has information on sexual violence as well as opportunities for advocacy. Their 24-hour hotline can be reached at: 1.800.841.8371.
|Boys Town National Hotline (1.800.448.3000): Organization||
Crisis and support line for children, youth and their parents, 24/7 and Spanish available. Multi-topic and issue assistance.
|Breaking Free: Organization||
Minnesota-based organization helping women and girls escape prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education.
|Building Rapport With Commercially Exploited Youth (Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs)||
Article on building rapport with commercially exploited youth.
|California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA): Organization||
Organization dedicated to advocacy, prevention, self-defense for all ages against sexual assault and violence. Spanish translation available.
|California Coalition on Sexual Offending: Organization||
Professional organization for those working with sex offenders and adults and youth with sexual behavior problems in the state of California.
|Casa De Esperanza (1.651.772.1611): Organization||
A Latin organization working to end domestic violence and create safe spaces for all communities.
|Center for Sex Offender Management: Organization||
National clearinghouse for information about the management of sex offenders.
|Center on Children and the Law (American Bar Association)||
American Bar Association group promoting access to justice for children and their families.
|Charting the Course: A Family Toolkit to Help Youth with Autism Navigate Sexuality and Relationships (Danya)||
A comprehensive guide on how to discuss puberty, relationships, and healthy sexuality with adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Includes worksheets, talking tips, activities and visuals to help caregivers and parents navigating feelings, development and healthy behavior with children and teens with ASD.
|Child Abuse: Statistics, Research, and Resources||
Webpage with statistics, research, and resources about child abuse by Jim Hopper, Ph.D.
|Child Helpline International: Helplines by Country||
Listing of Child Helplines by country.
|Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute: Organization||
Information on the prevention and response to child sexual abuse, includes resources for treatment and healing.
|Child Sexual Abuse: Coping with the Emotional Stress of the Legal System (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)||
Guidebook on helping children and adolescents cope with stress while involved in legal action.