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. 

Title Description
Religious Institute: Organization

Faith based sexuality education materials.
Tags: Church, Congregation, Worship, Prevention, Advocacy, Religious Institute

Reporting Abuse (The Mama Bear Effect)

A breakdown of the processs of reporting and the investigation of child sexual abuse.
Tags: Child Protection Services, CPS, Child Survivor, Non-Offending Parent, Professionals, Reporting, the Mama Bear Effect

Resource Guide on Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports

Resource list of general information and sample policies for preventing abuse in youth sports organizations.
Tags: Athletics, Coaches, Policy, Prevention and Advocacy, Resource Guide on Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports

Resources for Child Sexual Exploitation Survivors (NCMEC)

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers links to reporting child sexual abuse material, including if a person themselves is in those images or videos, peer support groups, and information on locating a therapist. Available in English and Spanish.
Tags: Bilingual, Child Sexual Exploitation Survivors, CSAM, Parents of Survivors, Spanish, NCMEC

Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Organization

Investigates private, public or non-government youth-serving institutions in Australia and makes recommendations on how to improve laws, policy and practices to prevent child sexual abuse in youth serving organizations. Includes a directory of resources for survivors and their families and research for professionals.
Tags: Government Organizations, International, Law and Public Policy, Prevention, Reporting, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Safe to Compete: An Introduction to Sound Practices in Keeping Children Safer to Youth Serving Organizations (NCMEC)

Booklet with guidance, tips, and resources for making youth serving environments safer.
Tags: Prevention, Safety in Sports, Youth Serving Organization, Safe to Compete, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, NCMEC

Safe to Compete: Organization

Organization providing access to resources and tools to increase awareness and protect student athletes.
Tags: Advocacy, Education, Parents, Professionals, School, Sexual Abuse Prevention, NCMEC, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Safe to Compete

Safe4Athletes: Organization

Advocacy and prevention program with resources for student athletes, parents, sports clubs, organizations.
Tags: Awareness, Children, School, Teens, Safe4Athletes, Safe 4 Athletes

Scarleteen: Organization

Comprehensive sexuality information and help for teens and young adults.
Tags: Education, Healthy Development, Parents, Sexuality, Scarlateen

Services Available to Victims of Human Trafficking (HHS)

A resource guide of community and state-funded resources, including food, shelter, clothing, medical care, legal assistance, and job training for victims of trafficking.
Tags: Prostitution, Sexual Exploitation, Slavery, Victim Assistance, HHS

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA): Organization

12-step support groups for adults with addictive sexual behaviors.
Tags: At-Risk, Abuser, Offending Behavior, Self-Help, Sexual Problem, Treatment, Sex Addicts Anonymous, SAA

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA): Organization

12-step support groups for adults with addictive sexual behaviors.
Tags: At-Risk, Abuser, Offending Behavior, Self-Help, Sexual Problem, Treatment, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, SLAA

Sex and Tech: What's Really Going On? (The National Campaign)

Information and resources about technology and sex, also how to talk to teens about proper technology use.
Tags: Facts, Online Exploitation, Parents, Research, Sexting, Statistics, The National Campaign

Sex Education Resource Center (Advocates for Youth)

Resource for sex education for parents, professionals, and anyone involved in the welfare of children and teens.
Tags: Healthy Development, Sexuality, Advocates for Youth

Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative (Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking)

Report on the state of research and practice in sex offender management, produced by the National Criminal Justice Association for the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Facts, Juvenile Offender, Law Enforcement, Professionals, Policymakers, Recidivism, Risk Assessment, Sexual Behavior Problems, Statistics, SMART

Sex Offender Management Policy in the United States: Strengthening Policy and Practice (Council of State Governments)

Final report from 2010 on effectiveness and challenges to sex offender management laws and policy.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Offender, Law Enforcement, Professionals, Policymakers, Recidivism, Residency Restrictions, Risk Assessment, Sexual Behavior Problems, State Legislation, Statistics, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, SMART, SORNA, Council of State Governments, CSG 

Sex Offender Registry Websites (FBI)

A list of offender registry websites by state provided by the FBI.
Tags: Community Notification, Sex Offender, FBI

Sex or Sexual Abuse? Respect Yourself - Know the Difference (NCTSN)

Guidebook on differentiating consensual sex from sexual assault and abuse, geared toward adolescents and teens. 
Tags: Child Survivor, Parent Resource, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, NCTSN

Sex-Specific Therapy Referrals (CMRPI)

Resource listing for treatment providers specializing in sex-specific therapy. 
Tags: Adult At-Risk, Child Pornography, Offending, Prevention, Sex Addiction, Therapy, Treatment, Youth Sexual Behavior Problem, the Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute, CMRPI

Sexaholics Anonymous: Organization

A 12-step organization for sex addicts who want to become sexually sober.
Tags: At-Risk, Offending Behavior, Self-Help, Support Group, Sexaholics Anonymous, SA