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.
|National Foster Parent Association: Organization
Support for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents nationally.
|National Human Trafficking Hotline (1.888.3737.888): Organization
National and confidential toll-free hotline to report trafficking or connect with anti-trafficking services, 24/7, available in 200 languages. Text also available for survivors: text HELP to BEFREE (233733) from 3pm-11pm.
|National Juvenile Justice Network: Organization
Provides assistance to organizations and involved or at-risk youth and families to create a more just, fair, and developmentally appropriate justice system for youth. Includes state chapter list.
|National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA): Organization
Information, resources and referrals for victim advocacy and resources.
|National Parent Helpline (1.855.4A.PARENT): Organization
Helpline and resource connection for parent and caregiver support. Operates M-F 10AM-7PM PST.
|National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children
National plan, published in 2012, to prevent sexual abuse through community awareness, by creating smart policies within youth-serving organizations, and also outlines collaborative actions steps for individuals.
|National Reentry Resource Center: Organization
Clearinghouse of information, trainings, and technical assistance on prisoner reentry.
|National Runaway Safeline (1.800.RUNAWAY): Organization
Crisis line for youth thinking about running away, for youth already on the run and for adults worried about a runaway. 24/7 help available.
|National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE) (RAINN): Organization
Nationwide referrals for specialized counseling and support groups. Hotline (1.800.656.4673) routes calls to local sex assault crisis centers for resources and referrals. Spanish available.
|National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) - UK: Organization
UK-based services and information for families and professionals, including helplines for children and adults.
Organization that helps to prevent child sexual exploitation and trafficking through education and training.
|Netsmartz Workshop: An Interactive Educational Resource: Organization
An interactive educational resource for parents and guardians, teens, children, and professionals about internet safety.
|New Hope for Sex Offender Treatment (American Psychological Association)
Article by Karen Kersting about how research suggests psychological treatment helps reduce recidivism among convicted sex offenders.
|No Hay Lugar Como el Hogar (Advocates For Youth)
Spanish-language sex education for parents and children pre-K through 12th grade./Educación sexual para padres e hijos en Español.
|Not the Life I Chose: Blog
Blog documenting one mother's life after her husband's sexually abuse behaviors are revealed both on and offline.
|Now Matters Now: Organization
Suicide prevention website offering videos on other people's experiences, mindfulness techniques and coping skills.
|Online Support Group for Parents of Abused Children (TAALK)
Online weekly support group for parents whose children have been sexually abused.
|Operation Predator - Targeting Child Exploitation and Sexual Crimes (Department of Homeland Security)
Fact sheet about US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations initiative combating the sexual exploitation of children.
|Our Wave: Organization
Organization working to empower sexual assault survivors by sharing their stories, finding continuinity between those narratives and working to fight for prevention and change.
|Out of Bounds: Sexual Abuse in Sports (Psychology Today)
Blog post with advice and tips for observing coaches and other’s behaviors.