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.
|Keeping Your Children Safe (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children)||
Outlines ways to re-establish safety in the home after a child has been sexually abused by a parent.
|Justice for Children: Organization||
Offers information, guidance and assistance to adults who are trying to keep the child safe in the child protection system. Offers a Pro Bono Legal program for free legal help when it appears that a court or agency will return a child to an abusive situation.
|Joyful Heart Foundation: Organization||
Provides information and support for survivors, professionals, and the community through Healing & Wellness, Education & Awareness, and Policy & Advocacy programs.
|Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC): Organization||
Provides information about online and in-person safety for parents, children, and professionals. Includes Spanish-language resource list.
|It’s So Amazing: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families (Robie H. Harris)||
A picture book about sexual health written for children ages seven and up.
|It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health (Robie H. Harris)||
An illustrated book written for kids and teens ages ten and up.
|It's Not the Stork! A Book about Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends (Robie H. Harris)||
A picture book written especially for four, five, and six year olds about healthy sexuality.
An online forum and support resource for survivors learning to thrive
|Is Your Explicit Content Out There? (Cybertipline)||
Resource detailing how to remove non-consensual sexually explicit content or "nudes" from top social media sites (Facebook, Google, YouTube, Imgur, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Bing, OneDrive and Xbox).
|Internet Safety Strategies (Crimes Against Children Research Center)||
Resource for parents to help children stay safe on the internet; also features statistics and research on concerning and abusive online behaviors.
|International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: Organization||
Multidisciplinary organization utilizing research, trainings, and best practices to detect, prevent, and treat child abuse.
|International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP): Organization||
International organization offering treatment resources to individuals with sexual addiction; also offers professional development to therapists and clinicians.
|International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies (Hot Peach Pages)||
Directory of abuse information in 110 languages and on abuse help agencies for countries globally.
|International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE): Organization||
International directory of resources for reporting concerning online content.
|International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO): Organization||
Promotes research and treatment for adult and juvenile sex offenders and sexual abusers.
|Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT): Organization||
Offers trainings, continuing education, and information on the prevention and treatment of domestic violence and intergenerational trauma.
|If Your Child May Be Harming Another Child (RAINN)||
RAINN's page describes good next steps for parents and caregivers who are concerned that their child may be sexually harming another child, including re-establishing safety in their home, looking for support, and talking to the child at-risk or who is abusing.
|Human Trafficking Foundation: Organization||
UK-based organization working to combat human trafficking internationally.
|How You Can Help Someone Who Is Being Abused or Neglected (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
Tip sheet for children and youth to help them identify signs of abuse and neglect, and where to turn if they are worried they or someone know is being hurt.
|How to Understand Your Partner's (Or Your Own) Sexual Abuse History||
Article by clinicial psychologist Samantha Rodman, PhD, for adult survivors and partners of survivors of child sexual abuse. Includes actions partners can take to show support and build trust. Some language may be triggering for some survivors.