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 ascending Description
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.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Caregivers, Lawyers, Non-Offending Parents, Mothers of Sexually Abused Children, MOSARC

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. 
Tags: Advocacy, Custody, Child Protective Services (CPS), Lawyers, Parents, Victim Assistance, Visitation, Justice for Children

Joyful Heart Foundation: Organization

Provides information and support for survivors, professionals, and the community through Healing & Wellness, Education & Awareness, and Policy & Advocacy programs.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse Prevention, Recovery, Retreat, Support Group, Treatment, the Joyful Heart Foundation

Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC): Organization

Provides information about online and in-person safety for parents, children, and professionals. Includes Spanish-language resource list.
Tags: Advocacy, Clergy, Faith Communities, Internet Safety, Prevention, Teachers, Training, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, JWRC, Zero Abuse Project

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.
Tags: Children, Healthy Sexual Development, Parents, Prevention, Sex Education, Robie Harris

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.
Tags: Children, Healthy Sexual Development, Parents, Prevention, Puberty, Tweens, Sex Education, Robie Harris

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.
Tags: Children, Healthy Sexual Development, Parents, Prevention, Sex Education, Robie Harris

isurvive: Organization

An online forum and support resource for survivors learning to thrive
Tags: Adult Survivor, Recovery, Self-Help, Support Group, 

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). 
Tags: Child Sexual Abuse Material, CSAM, Online Safety, Reporting, Cybertipline, Is Your Explict Content Out There, Cybertipline

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.
Tags: Child Pornography, Online, Facts, Sexting, Sexual Exploitation, Teenagers, Tweens, Crimes Against Children Research Center

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.
Tags: Continuing Education, Facts, International, Professionals, Prevention, Reports, Research, Statistics, International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

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.
Tags: Adult Abuser, At-Risk, Certification, Counseling, Sex Addiction, Sexual Behavior Problems, Training, Treatment, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, IITAP

International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies (Hot Peach Pages)

Directory of abuse information in 110 languages and on abuse help agencies for countries globally.
Tags: Child Sexual Abuse, Crisis, Domestic Violence, Helpline, Hotline, International, Referrals, Sex Trafficking, Survivor, Therapy, Victim Assistance, Hot Peach Pages

International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE): Organization

International directory of resources for reporting concerning online content.
Tags: Abuse, Child Pornography, Child Sexual Abuse Material, CSAM, Cybercrimes, Sexual Exploitation, Sex Tourism, Trafficking, Tiplines, INHOPE

International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO): Organization

Promotes research and treatment for adult and juvenile sex offenders and sexual abusers.
Tags: Conferences, Continuing Education, International, Standards of Care, Sexual Behavior Problems, Research, Statistics, Training, IATSO

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.
Tags: Facts, Professionals, Research, Statistics, Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma, IVAT

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.
Tags: Child Survivor, Youth's Sexual Behaviors, Reporting, RAINN

Human Trafficking Foundation: Organization

UK-based organization working to combat human trafficking internationally.
Tags: Advocacy, Child Sexual Abuse, Human Slavery, International, Sexual Exploitation, Sex Tourism, Human Trafficking Foundation

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.
TagsReporting, Child Welfare Information Gateway

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.
Tags: Allies, Boyfriend, Counseling, Girlfriend, Husband, Self-Help, Spouses, Therapy, Treatment, Wife, Huffington Post

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