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.
|Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, and Exploitation (SESAME): Organization||
Organization dedicated to public awareness and prevention to address sexual safety in educational settings.
|Statutory Rape: A Guide to State Laws and Reporting Requirements (HHS)||
A guide to state laws about age of consent, statutory rape, and reporting requirements for child abuse including additional information on reporting.
|State Statutes Seach (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
Searchable database of child abuse laws and policies by state.
|State Liason Officers for Child Abuse and Neglect (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
A listing of liason officers by state.
|State Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Numbers (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
A listing of phone numbers by state to call and report child abuse.
|Sparks of Hope: Organization||
Provides summer camp experience and other supports to child survivors of abuse and their families. Summer camps are based in Oregon but accept children from any state. Camp applications for parents of child abuse survivors and referral forms for professionals are both available through the website.
|Something Can Be Done Guide (Without My Consent)||
Information on how to have your non-consensual pornography take down from online sources and from indexing within search engines. Topics include evidence preservation, using copywright infringement law, and other possible legal steps.
|Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH): Organization||
Organization dedicated to providing information about sex addiction to individuals, treatment providers, and the general public. Provides counseling referrals for both on and offline sexual behavior concerns; trainings also offered.
|Social Media Policy Considerations for Youth Serving Organizations (Zero Abuse Project)||
Resource to help any organization that serves youth formuate a thoughtful and comprehensive social media policy.
|Sidran Institute: Organization||
A resource for healing the various psychological and emotional effects of trauma to survivors and their loved ones, including treatment, support, recovery, and self-help.
|Sibling Sexual Trauma: Organization||
Comprehensive resource on sibling sexual abuse for parents, those who experienced sexual abuse as a child, and people questioning experiences they engaged in as children. Shares information on what sibling sexual abuse is, the effects of the harm, statistics, and what to do next - including healing.
|Shelter Safe: Organization||
Shelter Safe gathers information about domestic violence shelters and transition houses within Canada all in one place for easy access.
|Shared Hope: Organization||
An organization trying to eradicate sex trafficking by through awareness, prevention, treatment and training.
|Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS): Organization||
Information about sexuality for adults and youth.
|Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities (Center for Parent Information and Resources)||
Information on safety planning and sex abuse awareness for children and adolescents with disabilities.
|Sexual Violence Research Initiative: Organization||
Organization looking to dissemenate information about sexual violence research and statistics in low and middle-income countries.
|Sexual Health Education for Young People with Disabilities: Research and Resources for Educators (Advocates for Youth)||
Information about how to teach sex education to youth with disabilities.
|Sexual Harassment National Hotlines and Resources (Feminist Majority Foundation)||
List of resources and reporting hotlines for sexual harassment.
|Sexual Education Resources (Respect Ability)||
Resource page listing books and websites for parents of children and teens as well as young adults with disabilities to help them understand healthy sexuality, abuse prevention, relationships, dating, consent and appropriate behavior.
|Sexual Development and Behavior In Children (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)||
Facts and information about children's sexual behaviors and development, including what to expect and how to talk to youth about important issues.