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
Family Online Safety Institute: Organization

Organization focusing on internet safety through good digital parenting and public policy.
Tags: International, Online, Prevention, Professionals, Research, Sexting, Social Media, Technology, Family Safety Institute

Female Sex Offenders (CSOM)

Policy and practice brief about female sex offenders; published in 2007.
Tags: Article, Facts, Professionals, Research, Registry, Statistics, Center for Sex Offender Management

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 (Pandora's Project)

Information on how to choose the right therapist for survivors of sexual violence, including questions to ask and other considerations when looking for a counselor.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Child Survivor, Parent, Therapy, Pandy's Project

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 (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

Get Support (Stop It Now! UK)

Self-help tool for people concerned about their own thoughts or behaviors towards young people so they can work towards living a safe life.
Tags: Abuser, Adults At-Risk, Get Help, Pedophile, MAP, 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