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.
|Preventing Child Maltreatment: A Guide to Taking Action and Generating Evidence (WHO)||
A comprehensive guide for law enforcement, social workers, medical personnel, and other professionals on how to define, prevent, and detect child abuse, and how to provide resources to victims and their families.
|Preventing Abuse: Research and Resources (NSPCC)||
Child protection safeguarding information, advice, and research, information and statistics from the UK.
|Prevent Child Abuse America: Organization||
An organization for the prevention of child abuse.
|Preparing Children to Testify (Hawaii.gov)||
An article for parents and caregivers about how to prepare your child to testify in a courtroom.
An organization fighting to eradicate trafficking and modern slavery, and restore freedom to survivors.
|Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center (POSARC): Organization||
A privately run website and coaching resource with online information for partners of adults with sex addiction. Lists national support groups.
|Parents Whose Children Have Been Sexually Abused (Daily Strength Chat Boards)||
Online chat board for non-offending parents and caregivers of a child who has been sexually abused. This site is not professionally managed or facilitated.
|Parents for Megan's Law (1.888.ASK.PFML) and the Crime Victim's Center: Organization||
Provides a 24/7 hotline (1.800.ASK.PFML or 1.631.689.2672), support, information and victim advocacy services to help answer questions about sex offenders and children's safety. Also has links to sex offender registry and for reporting sex offenders.
|Parents Anonymous: Organization||
Organization dedicated to strengthening the family and preventing child abuse and neglect. Also has a helpline for parents, providing emotional support from a trained advocate: 1.855.4A.PARENT at 1.855.427.2736.
|Parenting Safe Children: Organization||
Workshops for parents and professionals on keeping children safe from sexual abuse.
|Parenting Children Surviving Sexual Abuse (Surviving Child Sexual Abuse)||
Article by Michael Merrick, M.S., L.M.S.W. and Betsy Allen, M.A., L.M.S.W.
|Parenting Children and Youth who Have Experienced Abuse or Neglect (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
Information for caregivers of abused and neglected children on how abuse affects a child, and how they can facilitate their healing.
|Parenting as an Abuse Survivor (The Mama Bear Effect)||
Guide to potential triggers of parenting for adult survivors of child sexual abuse and how to cope with them.
|Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
Information to help caregivers of sexually abused children respond to their children in healthy parenting ways.
|Parent2Parent Toolkit (NEARI Press)||
Resources for parents of children exhibiting sexually concerning, problematic or abusive behaviors, including videos for caregivers and handouts to help have conversations with other caring adults about what's going on.
|Parent's Guide to Internet Safety (FBI)||
An online pamphlet highlighting safety strategies to keep children and youth safe with cyber-based media.
|Parent Tip Sheets (It's Time We Talked)||
Downloadable PDF tip sheets for parents to start conversations with their children about pornography.
|Pandora's Project: Organization||
Online peer support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.
|Out of Bounds: Sexual Abuse in Sports (Psychology Today)||
Blog post with advice and tips for observing coaches and other’s behaviors.
|Our Wave: Organization||
Organization working to empower sexual assault survivors by sharing their stories, finding continuinity between those narratives and working to fight for prevention and change.