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.
|Talking to Kids About Rape (Parent Map)||
Article that helps parents start an important conversation with their kids about rape, consent, risk, and other important topics.
|Talking to Kids About Sex and Sexuality (Planned Parenthood)||
Guide for parents on talking to their children about sex and sexuality, including subtopic resources and sample questions and answers for different age groups.
|Talking to Your Child About Sex (Healthy Children)||
Article for parents and caregivers with tips about talking with children about sex.
|Teach Kids About Consent (Moments a Day)||
Article that discusses the importance of why parents should start talking to your kids about consent from a young age, and gives tips on how to start this conversation. Includes free printable conversation cards.
|Teaching Kids Body Privacy, Personal Agency, and Consent Begins While They're in Diapers (Adriel Booker)||
Blog post from Adriel Booker on why talking about consent is such an important lesson we must start teaching our children from a young age and throughout their lives. Post also discusses important points to touch upon and how to practice and model these necessary lessons to children in smaller ways everyday.
|Teaching Sexual Consent to Children and Young Adults with I/DD (NCCASA)||
Resource on teaching consent to children and young adults with intellectual and developmental delays geared towards teachers and school staff.
|That's Not Cool: Organization||
An online interactive site for youth on using technology wisely.
|The Abel and Harlow Child Molestation Study (CMRPI)||
Summary of the child sexual abuse study.
|The Advocate's Guide: Working with Parents of Children Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted (NSVRC)||
Publication for sexual assault center advocates and other professionals working with families of child survivors. Includes information to share with parents and caregivers.
|The Bristlecone Project (1in6.org)||
Stories of male survivors of sexual abuse, a project from 1in6.org. Also a link to 24/7 confidential chat; online therapy also available thru USC to California residents.
|The Future of Sex Education: Organization||
Expert advice for professionals on how to have quality standards in sex education within the school system.
|The Global Prevention Project: Organization||
Global project aimed at providing compassionate and informed mental health and wellbeing support to adults with risky sexual thoughts and non-contact sexual behaviors. Also offers weekly phone-in counseling groups to MAPs and their significant others.
|The Heal Project: Organization||
Organization dedicating to preventing and healing child sexual abuse through sexual liberation, education, and empowerment.
|The Healthy Bodies Toolkit (Vanderbilt Kennedy Center)||
Resource for parents of children with disabilities in helping teach their children about puberty, their bodies, and what to expect. Has separate toolkit for boys and girls; includes different learning styles and visual aids. Spanish available.
|The Healthy Sex Talk: Teaching Kids Consent, Ages 1-21 (The Good Men Project)||
Blog post listing action items and teaching tools for parents, caregivers and educators to help minimize rape and sexual assault by teaching consent, empathy, respect and empowerment to both children and teens.
|The Internet and Children - What's the Problem? (Parents Protect)||
Information about how to keep children safe online, from Stop It Now! UK.
|The National Deaf Hotline: Organization||
Hotline available 24/7 to anyone in the Deaf community who has been affected by sexual assault or domestic violence. Video phone can be reached at 1.855.812.1001; email and chat also available through their website.
|The Role of Educators in Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect: Fact and Information Page (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
This manual provides the basis for the involvement that teachers, counselors, and other school personnel have in helping combat the problem of child abuse and neglect.
|The Role of Law Enforcement in the Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: Fact and Information Page (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
This manual provides the basis for involvement that law enforcement has in responding to child abuse and neglect.
|The Trevor Project (1.866.488.7386): Organization||
Provides 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex youth ages 13-24. Chat and text also available.