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.
|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.
|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.
|Helping Children Develop Healthy Sexual Behavior and Attitudes (The Child Study Center)||
Article on communicating with children and youth about healthy sexuality.
|Helping Survivors of Sexual Abuse Through Labor (Gentle Birth)||
Article talking about how to support survivors of sexual abuse through labour and delivery, and possible difficulties they may encounter.
|Hidden Water: Organization||
Online and in-person restorative justice support groups for individuals affected by child sexual abuse, including those who have been sexually abused as children, parents of children who have been abused or who have engaged in harmful behavior, as well as people who have engaged in abusive behaviors and their allies.
|Homeland Security Investigations Tip Form (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)||
Form to report child sexual exploitation, pornography, and sex trafficking to Homeland Security.
|How Can I Protect My Child From Sexual Assault? (RAINN)||
Recommendations for parents and guardians on preventing child sexual abuse through relationship-building with their children.
|How to Choose a Counselor or Therapist (GoodTherapy.org)||
Tips and guidelines to help choose a therapist.
|How To Find a Good Trauma Therapist (Trauma Institute)||
Article on how to find the right counselor for yourself or your child when looking to address trauma history with a knowledgeable provider.
|How to Understand Your Partner's (Or Your Own) Sexual Abuse History||
Article by clinicial psychologist Samantha Rodman, PhD, for adult survivors and partners of survivors of child sexual abuse. Includes actions partners can take to show support and build trust. Some language may be triggering for some survivors.
|How You Can Help Someone Who Is Being Abused or Neglected (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
Tip sheet for children and youth to help them identify signs of abuse and neglect, and where to turn if they are worried they or someone know is being hurt.
|Human Trafficking Foundation: Organization||
UK-based organization working to combat human trafficking internationally.
|If Your Child May Be Harming Another Child (RAINN)||
RAINN's page describes good next steps for parents and caregivers who are concerned that their child may be sexually harming another child, including re-establishing safety in their home, looking for support, and talking to the child at-risk or who is abusing.
|Information for Victims (National Crime Victim Bar Association)||
State-based information and legal referrals for victims of crime, also provides assistance to lawyers and prosecutors.
|Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT): Organization||
Offers trainings, continuing education, and information on the prevention and treatment of domestic violence and intergenerational trauma.
|International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO): Organization||
Promotes research and treatment for adult and juvenile sex offenders and sexual abusers.
|International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE): Organization||
International directory of resources for reporting concerning online content.
|International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies (Hot Peach Pages)||
Directory of abuse information in 110 languages and on abuse help agencies for countries globally.
|International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP): Organization||
International organization offering treatment resources to individuals with sexual addiction; also offers professional development to therapists and clinicians.
|International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: Organization||
Multidisciplinary organization utilizing research, trainings, and best practices to detect, prevent, and treat child abuse.