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.
|New Hope for Sex Offender Treatment (American Psychological Association)||
Article by Karen Kersting about how research suggests psychological treatment helps reduce recidivism among convicted sex offenders.
|Netsmartz Workshop: An Interactive Educational Resource: Organization||
An interactive educational resource for parents and guardians, teens, children, and professionals about internet safety.
Organization that helps to prevent child sexual exploitation and trafficking through education and training.
|National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) - UK: Organization||
UK-based services and information for families and professionals, including helplines for children and adults.
|National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE) (RAINN): Organization||
Nationwide referrals for specialized counseling and support groups. Hotline (1.800.656.4673) routes calls to local sex assault crisis centers for resources and referrals. Spanish available.
|National Runaway Safeline (1.800.RUNAWAY): Organization||
Crisis line for youth thinking about running away, for youth already on the run and for adults worried about a runaway. 24/7 help available.
|National Reentry Resource Center: Organization||
Clearinghouse of information, trainings, and technical assistance on prisoner reentry.
|National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children||
National plan, published in 2012, to prevent sexual abuse through community awareness, by creating smart policies within youth-serving organizations, and also outlines collaborative actions steps for individuals.
|National Parent Helpline (1.855.4A.PARENT): Organization||
Helpline and resource connection for parent and caregiver support. Operates M-F 10AM-7PM PST.
|National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA): Organization||
Information, resources and referrals for victim advocacy and resources.
|National Juvenile Justice Network: Organization||
Provides assistance to organizations and involved or at-risk youth and families to create a more just, fair, and developmentally appropriate justice system for youth. Includes state chapter list.
|National Human Trafficking Hotline (1.888.3737.888): Organization||
National and confidential toll-free hotline to report trafficking or connect with anti-trafficking services, 24/7, available in 200 languages. Text also available for survivors: text HELP to BEFREE (233733) from 3pm-11pm.
|National Foster Parent Association: Organization||
Support for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents nationally.
|National Domestic Violence Hotline (1.800.799.SAFE): Organization||
National call center refers to local resources; Spanish plus 160 other languages available; no caller ID used.
|National Children's Alliance: Organization||
Community based and professional assistance through member organizations of the Children's Alliance. Provides forensic interviews, treatment, medical examinations and more using a team and family-driven model.
|National Children's Advocacy Center: Organization||
Provides child abuse recognition trainings to professionals nationally, and intervention and prevention services to children and families in Alabama.
|National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): Organization||
Network of providers, researchers, and families improving care for traumatized children by providing education, research, and resources. Information also available in Spanish.
|National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY): Organization||
National training and technical assistance to assist youth with problematic sexual behavior.
|National Center for Victims of Crime (1.855.4VICTIM): Organization||
Directory available of local victim assistance resources, including legal, financial and emotional supports and services; services can be reached anytime 24/7 by dialing 1.855.4VICTIM at 1.855.484.2846.
|National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse (National District Attorneys Association)||
Assists prosecuters and allied professionals in the prosecution and prevention of child victimization.