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.
|Bathing Children and Privacy Issues (Andorra Pediatrics)||
Article about children and privacy surrounding bathing and showering.
|Balancing Acts: Keeping Kids Safe in Congregations||
Training manual by Reverend Debra W. Haffner on addressing and preventing child sexual abuse in religious institutions including how to deal with an offender choosing to worship at your church or religious institution.
Non-profit organization trains professionals in the field in how to provide positive therapeutic support to people who are sexually attracted to children and also works to connect minor-attracted individuals (MAPs) with competent, compassionate support. Has a support group available for MAPs as well as a separate group for family and friends of MAPs.
|Attorney Search (National Association of Counsel for Children)||
Free lawyer referrals for representation of youth, by state.
|Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers: Organization||
An international organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse through assessment and treatment of adults at risk of abusing.
India-based organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse.
|American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children: Organization||
National organization supporting professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence.
|American Bar Association (ABA): Organization||
Resources for lawyer referrals, legal advocacy and information.
Amaze is an educational resource tool for both children and teens ages 10-14 about puberty. It helps parents get this important dialogue started with fun and informational videos that tweens can watch on their own time.
|Alliance Anti Trafic: Organization||
Combats sexual exploitation, especially sexual abuse, prostitution and trafficking in women and children from Asia.
|Alcoholics Anonymous: Organization||
Support group for individuals struggling with alcoholism.
|Al-Anon and Alateen: Organization||
Support group for family members of people struggling with alcoholism.
|Age of Consent: Fact and Information Page (Avert.org)||
An overview of "age of consent," related health and safety concerns, and how to find the age of consent in your country.
|Age of Consent in the United States||
Age of consent chart for the 50 states and DC, including provisions.
|African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect: Organization||
Promotes child rights and safety in Africa through research, advocacy, and assistance to organizations focusing on child abuse and neglect.
|Advocates for Youth: Organization||
A sex education resource for adolescents, parents, and professionals.
|Adult Survivors of Child Abuse: Organization||
Information, resources, and support for adult survivors of child abuse.
|About Sex-Specific Treatment (CMRPI)||
Article about sex-specific treatment for children, teenagers and adults who are exhibiting warning signs of a sexual behavior problem.
Resources and help for men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood.
|10 Ways to Teach Children to Speak Up About Sexual Abuse (Child Mind Institute)||
Article dispelling myths of who abuses, who gets abused, and how; why any child may be at-risk to be abused, and what every parent should be talking to their children about from a young age -- their body and body safety.