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 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.
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1.800.273.TALK): Organization||
Crisis support and asssitance 24/7 for anyone feeling depressed, overwhelmed or suicidal.
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.
|Pandora's Project: Organization||
Online peer support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.
|Parent Tip Sheets (It's Time We Talked)||
Downloadable PDF tip sheets for parents to start conversations with their children about pornography.
|Parent's Guide to Internet Safety (FBI)||
An online pamphlet highlighting safety strategies to keep children and youth safe with cyber-based media.
|Parent2Parent Toolkit (NEARI Press)||
Resources for parents of children exhibiting sexually concerning, problematic or abusive behaviors, including videos for caregivers and handouts to help have conversations with other caring adults about what's going on.