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. 

Titlesort descending Description
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): Organization

The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. Confidential National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE or 1.800.656.4673
Tags: Advocacy, Adult, Child Sexual Abuse, Crisis, Helpline, Hotline, Legal Help, Prevention, Survivor, Victim Assistance, RAINN, Rape Abuse and Incest National Network

Reading Resources (CMRPI)

Books, literature, and web-based resources on child sexual abuse.
Tags: Abuser, Education, Intervention, Offending Behavior, Parents, Professionals, Public Awareness, Recovery, Research, Sexual Problems, Support, Survivor, Training, Treatment, Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute, CMRPI

Recorded Webinars from MACA and MASOC (MASOC)

Archived free trainings for professionals and families who care for children or adolescents with sexual behavior problems or problematic sexual behaviors. 
Tags: Healthy Development, Education, Intervention, Parents, Prevention, Sexual Abuse, Survivor, YSB, MACA, MASOC

Reference Guide for School Personnel Concerning Juveniles Who Have Committed Sexually Abusive and Offending Behavior (Colorado Department of Education)

Provides guidance for schools and school districts educating youth with sexual behavior problems, especially juvenile offenders, on maintaining safe school community and inclusive learning environments for youth with sexual behaviors.
Tags: Principals, Professionals, School Administrators, Teachers, Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors, YSB, Colorado Sex Offender Management Board, CSOMB

Reporting Abuse (The Mama Bear Effect)

A breakdown of the processs of reporting and the investigation of child sexual abuse.
Tags: Child Protection Services, CPS, Child Survivor, Non-Offending Parent, Professionals, Reporting, the Mama Bear Effect

Resource Guide on Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports

Resource list of general information and sample policies for preventing abuse in youth sports organizations.
Tags: Athletics, Coaches, Policy, Prevention and Advocacy, Resource Guide on Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports

Resources & Tools (Advocates for Youth)

Resource for sex education for parents, professionals, and anyone involved in the welfare of children and teens.
Tags: Healthy Development, Sexuality, Advocates for Youth

Resources for Child Sexual Exploitation Survivors (NCMEC)

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers links to reporting child sexual abuse material, including if a person themselves is in those images or videos, peer support groups, and information on locating a therapist. Available in English and Spanish.
Tags: Bilingual, Child Sexual Exploitation Survivors, CSAM, Parents of Survivors, Spanish, NCMEC

Resources: Sex Offender Management (CEPP)

Publications by the Center for Sex Offender Management, an archived project by CEPP.
Tags: Articles, Books, Professional, Facts and Statistics, Reports, Research, Law Enforcement, Abusers, CSOM, CEPP

Responding to Child Victims of Human Trafficking (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

Resource to understand the response to child victims of human trafficking, including training requirements for professionals who work with this population as well as the services and supports the survivors are entitled to - which may include legal and immigration support, medical services, shelter, advocacy and therapeutic help. Addendum includes state specific resources. 
Tags: Child Survivor, Sex Trafficking, Child Welfare Information Gateway

Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Organization

Investigates private, public or non-government youth-serving institutions in Australia and makes recommendations on how to improve laws, policy and practices to prevent child sexual abuse in youth serving organizations. Includes a directory of resources for survivors and their families and research for professionals.
Tags: Government Organizations, International, Law and Public Policy, Prevention, Reporting, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Safe to Compete: An Introduction to Sound Practices in Keeping Children Safer to Youth Serving Organizations (NCMEC)

PDF download booklet with guidance, tips, and resources for making youth serving environments safer.
Tags: Prevention, Safety in Sports, Youth Serving Organization, Safe to Compete, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, NCMEC

Safe to Compete: Organization

Organization providing access to resources and tools to increase awareness and protect student athletes.
Tags: Advocacy, Education, Parents, Professionals, School, Sexual Abuse Prevention, NCMEC, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Safe to Compete

Safe4Athletes: Organization

Advocacy and prevention program with resources for student athletes, parents, sports clubs, organizations.
Tags: Awareness, Children, School, Teens, Safe4Athletes, Safe 4 Athletes

Scarleteen: Organization

Comprehensive sexuality information and help for teens and young adults.
Tags: Education, Healthy Development, Parents, Sexuality, Scarlateen

Services Available to Victims of Human Trafficking (HHS)

A resource guide of community and state-funded resources, including food, shelter, clothing, medical care, legal assistance, and job training for victims of trafficking.
Tags: Prostitution, Sexual Exploitation, Slavery, Victim Assistance, HHS

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA): Organization

12-step support groups for adults with addictive sexual behaviors.
Tags: At-Risk, Abuser, Offending Behavior, Self-Help, Sexual Problem, Treatment, Sex Addicts Anonymous, SAA

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA): Organization

12-step support groups for adults with addictive sexual behaviors.
Tags: At-Risk, Abuser, Offending Behavior, Self-Help, Sexual Problem, Treatment, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, SLAA

Sex and Tech: What's Really Going On? (The National Campaign)

Information and resources about technology and sex, also how to talk to teens about proper technology use.
Tags: Facts, Online Exploitation, Parents, Research, Sexting, Statistics, The National Campaign

Sex Education for Self-Advocates (Organization for Autism Research)

Information for children on puberty and the physical, emotional and reproductive changes that go along with it, as well as how kids can take care of their growing bodies. Resource is written using gender-neutral language, makes considerations for people with different sensory needs and includes visual aids and an option to listen to an audio recording of the written information.
Tags: Autism, ASD, Healthy Sexuality, Healthy Sex Development, Sensory Processing Disorder, SPD, Visual Aids, Organization for Autism Research, OAR