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
Fifteen Ways to Help Children Like Themselves: Article

A list of ways to build children's self-esteem and help make them less vulnerable to abuse.
Tags: Parenting Guidelines, Prevention, Fifteen Ways to Help Children Like Themselves

Find a Lawyer (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

Criminal attorney search feature.
Tags: Adult Abuser, Legal, Laws, Offender, Referrals, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Find a Sex Therapist & Sex Addiction Specialist (IITAP)

Search tool for finding sex addiction specialists.
Tags:  Adult at Risk, Abuser, Counseling, Offender, Therapy, Treatment, Sexual Behavior Problem, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, IITAP

Find a Therapist (Psychology Today)

Searchable database of therapists, group therapy, and treatment centers in the US and Canada
Tags: Adult Survivor, Adult at risk, Child Survivor, Counseling, Offender, Recovery, Sexual Behavior Problems, Support, Treatment, Psychology Today

Find the Right Therapist (WINGS Foundation)

Comprehensive guide on how to find the right therapist to address one's own trauma history; includes a list of questions to ask any potential provider.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Counseling, Recovery, Support, Therapy, WINGS Foundation 

Finding a Therapist - Resource Directory (MaleSurvivor)

Searchable database of professionals offering services to male survivors of sexual abuse in the US and internationally.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Counseling, Therapy, Recovery, Support, Male Survivor

Finding Therapy (Mental Health America)

Resource guide to referral sources including individual and community-based services, crisis hotlines, and professional organizations.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Child Survivor, Counseling, Recovery, Therapy, Support, Parents, Sexual Behavior Problems, YSB, Mental Health America

FindLegalHelp.org (American Bar Association)

Consumers' guide to legal help. Includes lawyer referrals and pro bono resources listed by state.
Tags: Court, Criminal Defense Attorney, Sex Offender, American Bar Association, ABA

Free Guide and Fact Sheets for Schools and Youth Serving Organizations (The Enough Abuse Campaign)

Practical guide for strengthening child protection policies and practices, part of the "Gatekeepers for Kids" program for child sexual abuse prevention for schools and youth serving organizations.
Tags: Athletics, Churches, Extracurricular Programs, Faith Communities, Principals, Religious Organizations, Students, Teachers, Youth Sports, Training Materials, The Enough Abuse Campaign

From Complaint to Resolution: Understanding the Child Welfare Grievance Process (Child Welfare and Information Gateway)

Factsheet discusses with caregivers what to do if they feel their Child Protective Services (CPS) case was handled unfairly, if an official (judge, case manager, lawyer) may have done something unethical, including who to contact and how to air their grievances. 
Tags: Appeal, Ethical Violation, Judicial Misconduct, Ombudsman, Report, Reporting, SLO, State Liason Officer, Child Welfare and Information Gateway

Futures without Violence: Organization

Community education, policy reform, and professional training focused on ending violence against women and children.
Tags: Advocacy, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Prevention, Professionals, Sex Trafficking, Futures Without Violence

Generation FIVE: Organization

Offers information and guidelines for the use of transformative justice in addressing child sexual abuse.
Tags: Community, Prevention, Professionals, Recovery, Training, Generation Five

Get Help (Stop It Now! UK)

Online confidential and anonymous support and help to address viewing child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Also has modules for family and friends, and professionals.
Tags: Adult At-Risk, Abuser, Sex Offender, Self-Help, Get Help, CROGA, Stop It Now! UK

Girls Educating and Mentoring Services (GEMS): Organization

Serves girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
Tags: Child Survivor, New York, Recovery, Teens, Victim Assistance, GEMS

Global Government and NGO Human Trafficking Hotlines (SCRIBD)

List of international contacts to report human trafficking.
Tags: Crisis, Exploitation, Helpline, Reporting, Sex Trafficking, Victim Assistance

Healing From Harm (Leda Health)

Online support group available to people who have caused sexual harm and who are looking to heal and take accountability. This program allows 8-12 people per group and is professional moderated by a therapist. They do not take insurance, and payment is calculated on a sliding-scale. Any attendee must fill out their application for screening; waitlist available. Programs are HIPPA-compliant and confidentiality is taken seriously.
Tags: Adult Abuser, MAPs, Offender, Transformative Justice, Leda Health

Hear No Evil, See No Evil: Understanding Failure to Identify and Report Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Contexts (Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse)

Research report on failure to report in schools and youth serving organizations, challenges, and potential best practices.
Tags: Case Study, International, Australia, Churches, Faith Communities, Athletics, Youth Sports, Government Organizations, Extracurricular Activities, Reporting 

Help In Your State (Women's Law)

Specialized resource list by state for finding shelters, legal aid, counseling, safety planning, civil courthouse locations, contact information for sheriff departments, and more for abuse victims.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Domestic Violence, Pro Bono, Victim Assistance, Women's Law

Help Wanted (Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse)

Self-help program for adolescents, youth and young adults who are sexually attracted to younger children. Course has videos, audio recordings and exercises on getting support, talking to someone, coping skills, healthy sexuality and living a safe life.
Tags: Adult At-Risk, Non-Offending Pedophile, MAP, John Hopkins, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Help Wanted

Helping Children Develop Healthy Sexual Behavior and Attitudes (The Child Study Center)

Article on communicating with children and youth about healthy sexuality.
Tags: Parenting, Healthy Sexual Development, Sex Education, Prevention

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