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.
|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.
|National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC): Organization||
Information and resources for locating missing children, and preventing and responding to child sexual exploitation.
|National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards (NACVCB): Organization||
State by state guide of victim compensation boards to help with medical, transportation, emergency and other costs attributed to crime.
|National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (NAASCA): Organization||
Support, information and resources for adult survivors of sexual abuse.
|National Association for Rational Sex Offender Laws (NARSOL): Organization||
Organization that envisisions effective, fact-based sexual offense laws and policies which promote public safety, safeguard civil liberties, and offer holistic prevention, healing, and restoration.
|National Association for Counsel of Children (NACC): Organization||
Professional resource for attorneys involved in child welfare, juvenile justice, and custody issues.
|National Adolescent Perpetration Network (NAPN): Organization||
Network of professionals working together to prevent children and adolescents from developing abusive and sexually harmful behaviors.
|Mothers of Sexually Abused Children: Organization||
An online resource and support site for mothers whose child or children have been sexually abused.
|Mental Health Services Locator (SAMHSA)||
Resource directory to locate mental health services across the US.
|Massachusetts Citizens for Children: Organization||
State-based advocacy group promoting children's rights in Massachusetts through community education and mobilization, including the Enough Abuse campaign against child sexual abuse.
This website compiles information and resources for MAPs in one spot - including links to self-help modules, support groups, therapy, and FAQs. There is also a separate page for youth MAPs and those who know a MAP.
|Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
Fact sheet summarizing state laws regarding mandated reporting, including discussion of confidentiality and standards for reporting.
Support, treatment, and advocacy for male survivors of abuse.
|Make a Report (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command)||
UK reporting site for online sexual abuse, or potential abuse, of children.
|Loveisrespect (1.800.331.9474): Organization||
Peer advocates available 24/7 to support teens with concerns about dating violence; text loveis to 22522, chat available thru their website, or call anytime 1.866.331.9474.
|Linea De Ayuda En Vivo Para Las Víctimas Del Asalto Sexual Y Sus Familias Y Amigos (RAINN)||
RAINN's online Spanish resources and confidential Spanish peer-support helpline. La Sala de Ayuda, a group chatroom, is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7pm - 9pm (ET). 24/7 help available by calling: 1.800.656.HOPE or 1.800.656.4673.
|Legal Aid Programs (Legal Services Corporation)||
Search resource for locating local legal aid programs.