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. 

Title Description
Netsmartz Workshop: An Interactive Educational Resource: Organization

An interactive educational resource for parents and guardians, teens, children, and professionals about internet safety.
Tags: Online Safety, Prevention, Technology, Social Networking, Cyberbullying, Social Media, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, NCMEC, Netsmartz

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.
Tags: Adult At Risk, Facts, Prevention, Professionals

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.
Tags: Healthy Sexuality Development, Bilingual, Prevention, Spanish, Training, There's No Place Like Home for Sex Education, Advocates for Youth

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.
Tags: Child Pornography, Child Sexual Abuse Material, Non-Offending Parent, Partners, Spouse, Not the Life I Chose

Now Matters Now: Organization

Suicide prevention website offering videos on other people's experiences, mindfulness techniques and coping skills.
Tags: Crisis, Now Matters Now

Online Support Group for Parents of Abused Children (TAALK)

Online weekly support group for parents whose children have been sexually abused.
Tags: Caregiver, Child Survivor, Healing, Recovery, Self-Help, Support, TAALK

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.
Tags: Child Pornography, Child Sex Abuse Material, Reporting, Sex Offenders, Sex Tourism, Professionals, Parents, Victim Identification Program, Operation Predator, ICE

Out of Bounds: Sexual Abuse in Sports (Psychology Today)

Blog post with advice and tips for observing coaches and other’s behaviors.
Tags: Athletics, Extracurricular Activities, Parents, Prevention, School, Sports, Youth Serving Organizations

Pandora's Project: Organization

Online peer support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.
Tags: Allies, Adult Survivor, Healing, Partners, Recovery, Self-Help, Spouses, Support Group, Pandora's Project

Parent Tip Sheets (It's Time We Talked)

Downloadable PDF tip sheets for parents to start conversations with their children about pornography. 
Tags: Australia, Caregivers, Cyber Safety, Healthy Sexuality Education, International, Internet, Online Teens, Youths Sexual Behaviors, It's Time We Talked

Parent's Guide to Internet Safety (FBI)

An online pamphlet highlighting safety strategies to keep children and youth safe with cyber-based media.
Tags: Prevention, Parents, Online Safety, Social Networking, Social Media, Technology, FBI

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.
Tags: Internet Safety, Prevention, Parents, Teenagers, Social Media, Technology, Advocates for Youth

Parent's Sex Ed Center (Advocates For Youth)

Expert advice for parents to communicate accurately with their children about sexuality and sexual topics.
Tags: Healthy Sexuality Development, Prevention, Teenagers, Sex Education, Advocates for Youth

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.
Tags: Child At-Risk to Abuse, Youth Sexual Behavior Problem, YSB, Parent2Parent, NEARI Press 

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.
Tags: Child Survivor, Healing, Parents, Professionals, Recovery, Spanish, Child Welfare and Information Gateway

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.
Tags: Childbirth, Parents, Pregnancy, Prevention, Recovery, Parenting as an Abuse Survivor, the Mama Bear Effect

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. 
Tags: Child Survivor, Healing, Parents, Professionals, Recovery, Spanish, Child Welfare and Information Gateway

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.
Tags: Child Survivor, Healing, Parents, Recovery, Intervention

Parenting Safe Children: Organization

Workshops for parents and professionals on keeping children safe from sexual abuse.
Tags: Advocacy, Prevention, Publications, Schools, Trainings, Youth Serving Organizations, Parenting Safe Children

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.
Tags: Advocacy, California, Helpline, Mental Health, Prevention, Support, Training, Parents Anonymous