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
Sexual Health Education for Young People with Disabilities: Research and Resources for Educators (Advocates for Youth)

Information about how to teach sex education to youth with disabilities.
Tags: Autism, Healthy Sexual Development, Education, Physical Disability, Parenting, Professionals, Advocates for Youth

Sexual Recovery Institute: Organization

Information, resources, and treatment for adults with sex and pornography addiction.
Tags: At-Risk, Offending Behavior, Support, Therapy, Sexual Recovery Institute

Sexual Violence Research Initiative: Organization

Organization looking to dissemenate information about sexual violence research and statistics in low and middle-income countries.
Tags: Advocacy, Facts, International, Prevention, Research, Sexual Abuse, Statistics, Sexual Violence Research Initiative

Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities (Center for Parent Information and Resources)

Information on safety planning and sex abuse awareness for children and adolescents with disabilities.
Tags: Education, Parents, Prevention, Professional, Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities, Center for Parent Information and Resources

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS): Organization

Information about sexuality for adults and youth.
Tags: Healthy Sexual Development, Education, Parents, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, SIECUS

Sexuality Resource Center for Parents: Organization

Online information and tips for parents and caregivers to aid in talking to children, including those with disabilities, about healthy sexuality, development, and how to prevent abuse. 
Tags: Education, Prevention, Sexuality Resource Center for Parents

Shared Hope: Organization

An organization trying to eradicate sex trafficking by through awareness, prevention, treatment and training.
Tags: Abuse, Advocacy, Child Survivor, International, Law, Legal, Professional, Prostitution, Sex Slavery, Shared Hope

Shelter Safe: Organization

Shelter Safe gathers information about domestic violence shelters and transition houses within Canada all in one place for easy access.
Tags: Abuse Survivors, Canada, International, Shelter Safe

Sidran Institute: Organization

A resource for healing the various psychological and emotional effects of trauma to survivors and their loved ones, including treatment, support, recovery, and self-help.
Tags: Family, Friends, Healing, Professional, Survivor, Spouses, Training, Sidran Institute

Social Media Policy Considerations for Youth Serving Organizations (Zero Abuse Project)

Resource to help any organization that serves youth formuate a thoughtful and comprehensive social media policy.
Tags: Administration, Church, School, Social Media Policy, Student Guidelines, Youth Serving Organization, Gundersen, Zero Abuse Project

Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH): Organization

Organization dedicated to providing information about sex addiction to individuals, treatment providers, and the general public. Provides counseling referrals for both on and offline sexual behavior concerns; trainings also offered.
Tags: At-Risk, Abuser, Offending Behavior, Support, Sex Addiction, Therapy, Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, SASH

Sparks of Hope: Organization

Provides summer camp experience and other supports to child survivors of abuse and their families. Summer camps are based in Oregon but accept children from any state. Camp applications for parents of child abuse survivors and referral forms for professionals are both available through the website.
Tags: Healing, Recreation,  Recovery, Support, Therapy, Sparks of Hope

State Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Numbers (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

A listing of phone numbers by state to call and report child abuse.
Tags: Child Protective Services, CPS, Hotline, Reporting, Child Welfare Information Gateway

State Liason Officers for Child Abuse and Neglect (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

A listing of liason officers by state.
Tags: Child Protective Services, CPS, Grievance, Reporting, State Liason Officer, Child Welfare Information Gateway

State Statutes Seach (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

Searchable database of child abuse laws and policies by state.
Tags: Child Protective Services, CPS, Legal, Reporting, Statutes, Survivor, Child Welfare Information Gateway

Statutory Rape: A Guide to State Laws and Reporting Requirements (HHS)

A guide to state laws about age of consent, statutory rape, and reporting requirements for child abuse including additional information on reporting.
Tags: Legal, Parents, Teens, Sexual Abuse, Survivor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HHS

Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, and Exploitation (SESAME): Organization

Organization dedicated to public awareness and prevention to address sexual safety in educational settings.
Tags: Parents, Professional, Survivor, Sexual Abuse, Teachers, Youth, Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, and Exploitation, SESAME

Stop It Now! UK: Organization

Our sister site, Stop It Now! UK & Ireland.
Tags: Advocacy, International, Helpline, Prevention, Treatment, Therapy, United Kingdom

Stop Street Harassment (1.855.897.5910): Organization

Organization that works to end street harassment. Offers advice on what to do in the face of street harassers, how to cope afterwards, state-by-state legal information, and a 24/7 hotline available at 1.855.897.5910. Available in English and Spanish.
Tags: Catcalling, Helpline, Hotline, Legal, Prevention, Stop Street Harassment

Support for Partners: Organization

Support and information for partners of an adult survivor of child sex abuse.
Tags: Family, Friends, Self-Help, Spouses, Support for Partners