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.
|Codependents of Sex Addicts (COSA): Organization
Support group for people whose lives have been affected by a loved one's compulsive sexual behaviors or sex addiction.
|Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Trafficking of Children and Youth: A Prevention and Intervention Resource Guide for Educators, Parents and Community Members (K12.wa.us)
Guide for educators, parents, and community members in preventing, recognizing, responding to, and intervening with children who are being trafficked sexually. Focus on children as victims of a crime, not perpetrators. Includes definitions of terms, warning signs, reporting methods, and organizations (Washington-based) that can help.
|Connect Safely: Organization
Webpage for parents, teens, educators, advocates, and concerned adults about the impact of the social Web. Safety tips available in Spanish.
|Consent for Kids: Video
Child-friendly video that teaches kids about consent.
|Considering Family Reconnection and Reunification after Child Sexual Abuse: A Road Map for Advocates and Service Providers (NSVRC)
Pamphlet guiding professionals who work with families of children who have experienced sexual abuse on specific considerations that need to be made when thinking about family reunification with the individual (child or adult) who has engaged in abusive behavior.
|Consumers Guide to Therapist Shopping (Male Survivor)
Empowering and informative discussion about the process of choosing professional support for adult survivors of sexual abuse. Appropriate for both men and women.
|Coping with the Shock of Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
Information for families, individuals and professionals addressing sex abuse behaviors among family members.
|Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA): Organization
A network of trained volunteers representing the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings.
|Creating a Safe Place for Children and Youth in Communities of Faith (Zero Abuse Project)
Suggested questions about policies and practices for faith-based communities to design safe environments.
|Creating Safer Environments for Children (Commit To Kids)
Resources and tools for creating safe and abuse free enviroments for parents and organizations. French available.
|Crime Victim Assistance Directory (1.855.4VICTIM): National Center for Victims of Crime
Directory of available local victim assistance resources, including legal, financial and emotional aid. Also includes an attorney referral line. National helpline available by dialing 1.855.4VICTIM at 1.855.484.2846, chat also available nationwide through their website.
|Crime Victim Services Directory: Office for Victims of Crime
Directory of resources for victims of crime including legal, financial and emotional assistance. Includes glossary of terms.
|Crimes Against Children Research Center (UNH)
Provides research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners about the nature and impact of crimes against children.
|Crisis Centers Directory (RAINN)
Directory of organizations and crisis centers serving survivors of sexual violence.
|Custody Cases: Protecting your Child from Sexual Abuse: Article
Information and guidance for parents in custody cases involving sexual abuse, written by Atty. Arlaine Rockey
|Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (1.844.878.CCRI): Organization
Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) is a nonprofit organization that serves victims and survivors of imaged-based sexual abuse (IBSA), including nonconsensual pornography, sextortion, and deepfakes. If someone has disseminated an intimate image of you without your consent, or if someone has threatened to do so, please visit the CCRI Safety Center for a step-by-step guide on what next steps you might take next. Please note that the CCRI Safety Center offers resources for US-based adult victims of image-based sexual abuse.
Website with information and resources for individuals with cybersexual addictions and their loved ones.
Canada's national tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children. Also includes resources for internet safety for parents, youth, and schools.
|CyberTipline (1.800.843.5678): Organization
National reporting hotline for internet safety.
|Darkness to Light: Organization
Organization empowering adults through prevention, awareness, and education to end child sexual abuse.