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
Virtual Global Taskforce: Organization

Reporting internet sexual abuse crimes against children.
Tags: Crisis, Hotline, Helpline, Internet, International, Safety

Virtuous Pedophiles: Organization

Online site with information and support for pedophiles who are committed to children's safety and to never harming a child.
Tags: Abuser, At-Risk, Child Pornography, Sexual Offending Behavior, Treatment

We Are Survivors: Organization

Blog for adult survivors of child abuse or neglect.
Tags: Healing, Support, Self-Help, We Are Survivors

What Every Athlete Should Know (Safe Athletes)

Information for the student athlete on sexual safety and getting help.
Tags: Coach, Prevention, Parents, Sports, School, Safe Athletes

What is the Age of Consent? (

Answers to questions about age of consent for teens and parents, including age-gap provisions.
Tags: Advocacy, Education, Legal, Law, Sex

What to do If Your Child Discloses Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

A helpful guide for parents and caregivers on what disclosure is and what you can do to help your child if they tell you they have been sexually abused.
Tags: Child Survivor, Support, NCTSN

What To Do Now? When Step-Siblings Have Sex (Smart Stepfamilies)

Article addressing the concerns of step-siblings having romantic feelings for one another, and how to deal with these issues as a family. Also explored are ways of talking to your children, setting boundaries, and going over house rules and guidelines.
Tags: Step-Parents, Step-Children, Smart Step-Families

What Works To Promote Reentry Success: Spotlight on Youth Convicted of Sex Offenses (Council of State Governments Justice Center)

Webinar on reducing recidivism and improving outcomes for juveniles convicted of sexual offenses.
Tags: Professionals, Law Enforcement, Parole, Probation, Juvenile Offenders, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission

When Toddlers Touch Themselves: The Best Way to Handle a Touchy Situation (What To Expect)

Article on why toddlers masturbate and how to address it.
Tags: Healthy Sexual Development, Parents, Prevention, Self-Soothing Behavior, Sex Education

Where can I go for help? (Mental Health America)

Article providing description of mental health clinicians and treatment styles. Also helps answer the questions: "Where do I go for help?" and "What kind of professional is right for me?"
Tags: Therapy, Counselor, Support

Where to Find Help for Your Child (AACAP)

Article on locating mental health and treatment resources for children and youth.
Tags: Survivor, Parents, Professional, Therapy, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, AACAP

Wired Safety: Organization

Internet and online safety geared to protecting children, tweens, and teens. Resources and articles also available for parents and general public; includes place to "report" to their volunteers (non-law enforcement personnel) when being harassed online to talk about possible next step actions.
Tags: Cyberbullying, Cybercrime, Helpline, Sexting, Sextortion, Social Media

Working with Nonoffending Caregivers of Children That Have Been Sexually Abused (WCSAP)

Article on working with nonoffending parents, their unique issues, research and recommendations for practitioners.
Tags: Professionals, Therapists, Counselors, Psychologists, Service Providers, Child Protective Services, Social Workers, Therapy, Recovery, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, WCSAP

Working with Young Children: Using Teachable Moments to Respond to Children's Questions and Behaviors about their Bodies (ReCAPP)

Information on teaching healthy sexuality to school-aged children, and how to talk to children about their bodies and appropriate boundaries.
Tags: Education, Development, Sexuality, Responsibility, Trainings, ReCAPP

Wounded Healer Journal: Organization

Online support community for people who have experienced trauma and abuse, as well as their partners and allies.
Tags: Adult, Child, Teen, Survivor, Professional

Yes I Can: Organization

Online supports for survivors of sexual abuse, including free and facilitated online support groups.
Tags: Adult, Survivor, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence

You and Your Child: For Parents of Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused (DHSA)

Booklet from The Department of Human Services in Australia for parents and non-offending caregivers of children who have been sexually abused.
Tags: Child Survivor, International

Your Life Your Voice (1.800.448.3000): Organization

Crisis helpline for youth, open 24/7, can be reached by dialing 1.800.448.3000. Helpline also has email, chat (Monday thru Friday from 6p-12a CST), and text (everyday from 4p-1a CST). Text VOICE to 20121.
Tags: Abuse, Crisis, Chat, Helpline, Mental Health, Physical, Sexual, Survivor, Teen, Text, Youth, Boys Town National Hotline, Your Life Your Voice

“She did WHAT?” “He said WHAT?” How to Respond to the Sexual Behaviors of Children (BARCC)

A resource for understanding sexual behavior and sexual development in children. Available in both English and Spanish.
Tags: Bi-Lingual, Trainings, Professional, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, BARCC