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 resouces to us for review.
|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.
|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.
|Parent's Guide to Internet Safety and Sexuality (Advocates For Youth)||
Guide to communicating with youth about internet safety, including explanations of routine and popular online activities.
|Parent's Sex Ed Center (Advocates For Youth)||
Expert advice for parents to communicate accurately with their children about sexuality and sexual topics.
|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.
|Parenting a Child who has been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
Information to help caregivers of sexually abused children respond to their children in healthy parenting ways.
|Parenting as an Abuse Survivor (The Mama Bear Effect)||
Guide to potential triggers of parenting for adult survivors of child sexual abuse and how to cope with them.
|Parenting Children and Youth who Have Experienced Abuse or Neglect (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
Information for caregivers of abused and neglected children on how abuse affects a child, and how they can facilitate their healing.
|Parenting Children Surviving Sexual Abuse (Surviving Child Sexual Abuse)||
Article by Michael Merrick, M.S., L.M.S.W. and Betsy Allen, M.A., L.M.S.W.
|Parenting Safe Children: Organization||
Workshops for parents and professionals on keeping children safe from sexual abuse.
|Parents Anonymous: Organization||
Organization dedicated to strengthening the family and preventing child abuse and neglect. Also has a helpline for parents, providing emotional support from a trained advocate: 1.855.4A.PARENT at 1.855.427.2736.
|Parents for Megan's Law (1.888.ASK.PFML) and the Crime Victim's Center: Organization||
Provides a 24/7 hotline (1.800.ASK.PFML or 1.631.689.2672), support, information and victim advocacy services to help answer questions about sex offenders and children's safety. Also has links to sex offender registry and for reporting sex offenders.