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.
|It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health (Robie H. Harris)||
An illustrated book written for kids and teens ages ten and up.
|It’s So Amazing: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families (Robie H. Harris)||
A picture book about sexual health written for children ages seven and up.
|Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC): Organization||
Provides information about online and in-person safety for parents, children, and professionals. Includes Spanish-language resource list.
|Joyful Heart Foundation: Organization||
Provides information and support for survivors, professionals, and the community through Healing & Wellness, Education & Awareness, and Policy & Advocacy programs.
|Justice for Children: Organization||
Offers information, guidance and assistance to adults who are trying to keep the child safe in the child protection system. Offers a Pro Bono Legal program for free legal help when it appears that a court or agency will return a child to an abusive situation.
|Keeping Your Children Safe (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children)||
Outlines ways to re-establish safety in the home after a child has been sexually abused by a parent.
|Kempe Foundation for Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse: Organization||
Provides research on the effects of child abuse and neglect, and outreach and training nationally and internationally.
|Kid and Teen Safe: An Abuse Prevention Program for Youth with Disabilities||
Program guide for the replication of a school-based physical and sexual abuse prevention program for youth and parents of youth with disabilities.
|Kid Smartz: Organization||
Spanish resource for children and parents on internet safety.
|Kids Help Phone: Canada (1.800.668.6868): Organization||
Phone and web counseling and self-help information for youth age 20 and under for individuals in Canada. Chat and text also available thru their website.
|La Strada International: European Network Against Trafficking in Human Beings: Organization||
Anti-Trafficking network focused on prevention, public awareness, and intervention and advocacy for survivors.
|Lauren's Kids: Organization||
Organization working to prevent sexual abuse through education and awareness, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support. Includes prevention workshops and curricula for parents, children, and youth-serving organizations and trainings for caregivers of children who have been abused.
|Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence: Organization||
Scientific organization dedicated to providing professionals and lay persons with current research affecting public health and safety.
|Legal Aid Programs (Legal Services Corporation)||
Search resource for locating local legal aid programs.
|Linea De Ayuda En Vivo Para Las Víctimas Del Asalto Sexual Y Sus Familias Y Amigos (RAINN)||
RAINN's online Spanish resources and confidential Spanish peer-support helpline. La Sala de Ayuda, a group chatroom, is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7pm - 9pm (ET). 24/7 help available by calling: 1.800.656.HOPE or 1.800.656.4673.
|Loveisrespect (1.800.331.9474): Organization||
Peer advocates available 24/7 to support teens with concerns about dating violence; text loveis to 22522, chat available thru their website, or call anytime 1.866.331.9474.
|Make a Report (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command)||
UK reporting site for online sexual abuse, or potential abuse, of children.
Support, treatment, and advocacy for male survivors of abuse.
|Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
Fact sheet summarizing state laws regarding mandated reporting, including discussion of confidentiality and standards for reporting.
|Massachusetts Citizens for Children: Organization||
State-based advocacy group promoting children's rights in Massachusetts through community education and mobilization, including the Enough Abuse campaign against child sexual abuse.