Reading Resources:

Please note that the Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute has not reviewed the content of every book on this list and is not responsible for the content or recommendations of these books and authors. This list is provided as a public service and is meant as a starting point for people looking for additional reading material related to child sexual abuse.

For Professionals and Parents of Children with Sexual Behavior Problems

For Professionals Who Treat Abusers and For Abusers and Their Families

To Educate Children About Preventing Sexual Abuse

To Educate Adults About Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Recovery and Support for Adult Survivors and Their Families

Recovery and Support for Child Survivors and Their Families

Research, Sourcebooks, and Other Information



Web Resources:

This list is provided as a public service. The Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute is not responsible for the quality of any information or services provided by the below organizations or agencies.

Hotlines and Helplines

Public Awareness

Early Intervention/Treatment

Professionals and Community Leaders

Support Resources For Survivors, Friends, and Family

Research

Reporting



Training Resources:

This list is provided as a public service. The Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute is not responsible for the quality of any information or services provided by the below organizations or agencies.

Training Resources For Adults

Training Resources For Adults To Later Train Children

Training Resources for Professionals


For Professionals and Parents of Children with Sexual Behavior Problems

The Stop Child Molestation Book: What Ordinary People Can Do In Their Everyday Lives To Save Three Million Children
by Gene G. Abel, M.D. and Nora Harlow (Xlibris, December 2001)
Order through Xlibris.com

Child Survivors and Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Innovations
by Mic Hunter (Sage Publications, 1995)

Helping Children With Sexual Behavior Problems: A Guidebook for Professionals and Caregivers
by Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D. (3rd Edition, 2007)
Order this 44-page booklet from www.tcavjohn.com

The Relapse Prevention Workbook for Youth in Treatment
by Charlene Steen (Safer Society Press, 1999)

Report of the Task Force on Children with Sexual Behavior Problems
(Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, 2006)
http://www.atsa.com/atsa-csb-task-force-report

The Sexualized Child in Foster Care: A Guide for Foster Parents and Other Professionals
by Sally G. Hoyle (CWLA Press, 2000)

Sexualized Children: Assessment and Treatment of Sexualized Children and Children Who Molest
by Eliana Gil and Toni Cavanaugh Johnson, Ph.D. (Self Esteem Shop II, 1992)

Sexually Aggressive Children: Coming To Understand Them
by Sharon K. Araji (editor) (Sage Publications, 1997)

Treating Children With Sexually Abusive Behavior Problems: Guidelines for Child and Parent Intervention
by Jan Ellen Burton (Haworth Press, 1998)

Treating Youth Who Sexually Abuse: An Integrated Multi-Component Approach
by Paul Steven Lundrigan (Haworth Press, 2001)

Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors: What's Natural and Healthy
by Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D. (2003)
(This 20-page booklet is for parents, teachers, school counselors, social workers, police, and others who want to understand children's sexual behaviors.)

Order this and other helpful materials on assessment, investigations, interventions, and treatment through www.tcavjohn.com.

Understanding Your Child's Sexual Behavior: What's Natural and Healthy
(189 page book) by Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D. (New Harbinger Publications, 1999)

For Professionals Who Treat Abusers and For Abusers and Their Families

The Stop Child Molestation Book: What Ordinary People Can Do In Their Everyday Lives To Save Three Million Children
by Gene G. Abel, M.D. and Nora Harlow (Xlibris, December 2001).
Order through Xlibris.com

Adult Relapse Prevention Workbook
by Charlene Steen (Safer Society Press, 2000)

Cognitive Behavioural Treatment of Sexual Offenders
by William L. Marshall, Dana Anderson, Yolanda Fernandez. (John Wiley & Sons, 2000)

Developmentally Disabled Persons with Sexual Behavior Problems: Treatment, Management and Supervision
by Gerry D. Blasingame, MA (Wood 'N' Barnes, 2nd Ed., Nov. 2005)

Empathy & Compassionate Action: Issues & Exercises - A Guided Workbook for Clients in Treatment
by Robert Freeman-Longo (Safer Society Press, 1996)

Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders: Current Approaches, Research, and Techniques
by Robert Geffner (Editor), Kristina Crumpton Franey (Editor), Teri Geffner Arnold (Editor), Robert Falconer (Editor) (Haworth Press 2004)

Innovations in Clinical Practice with Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: Treatment Strategies for Forensic Clients with Severe Behavior Problems
by Gerry D. Blasingame, MA (Editor)(Wood 'N' Barnes, due September 30, 2006)

Handbook of Sexual Assault: Issues, Theories, and Treatment of the Offender
by W.L. Marshall, D.R. Laws, and H.E. Barbaree (eds.) (Plenum Press, 1990)

Road to Freedom: A Comprehensive Competency-based Workbook for Sexual Offenders in Treatment
by John W. Morin, Jill S. Levenson MSW (Wood N Barnes, 2002)

Pedophilia: Biosocial Dimensions
by J.R. Feierman (Springer-Verlag, 1990)

Predicting Sex Offender Recidivism - Videotape Training & Manual
by R. Karl Hanson (Sage Publications, June 28, 2000)

The Sex Addiction Workbook: Proven Strategies to Help You Regain Control of Your Life (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
by Tamara Penix Sbraga, Ph.D and William T. O'Donohue, Ph.D.
(New Harbinger Publications, July 2004)

Sex Offender Treatment: Accomplishments, Challenges, and Future Directions
by Michael H. Miner and Eli Coleman (Haworth Press, 2003)

Sexual Deviance: Theory, Assessment and Treatment
by D.R. Laws and W. O'Donohue (Guilford Press, 1997)

Who Am I and Why Am I in Treatment?
by Robert Freeman-Longo and Laren Bays (Neari Press, revised, 2000)

To Educate Children About Preventing Sexual Abuse

It's My Body
by Lory Freeman (Parenting Press, 1984)

Keeping Kids Safe: A Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Manual
by Pnina Tobin, Sue Levinson Kessner (Hunter House Publishers; 2nd edition, 2002)

The Most Important Rule of All
by Pam Church
(Prevention And Motivation Programs, Inc., 1997) This book is a read-aloud storybook about child sexual abuse and protection skills for use with children ages 4-8 years.

Order here

My Body is Private
by Linda Walvoord Girard and Rodney Pate (Albert Whitman & Co., 1992)

The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Book to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
by Sandy Kleven (Illumination Arts Publishing, 1998)

Talk For Parents And Kids - Safety DVD
Talk for Parents and Kids shows Good-Touch/Bad-Touch® being taught by Pam Church in a kindergarten classroom. While they are learning you too will learn with them in your home. You will learn the Five Body Safety Rules around the issue of Good-Touch/Bad-Touch®. Your child will learn skills to identify tricks that abusers use, how to stay safe from such tricks, and how to tell someone.
Order at: www.amazon.com

Telling Isn't Tattling
by Kathryn Hammerseng (Parenting Press, 1996)

Those are MY Private Parts
by Diane Hansen (Empowerment Productions, 2005)
Parents and care-givers can use this read-aloud rhyme as a tool to teach children sexual abuse prevention and empower their young children to say NO. Appropriate for ages 4-8.

Your Body Belongs To You
by Cornelia Spelman (Albert Whitman & Co., 2000)

When I Was Little Like You
by Jane Porett (CWLA Press, 2000)

To Educate Adults About Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

The Stop Child Molestation Book: What Ordinary People Can Do In Their Everyday Lives To Save Three Million Children
By Gene G. Abel, M.D. and Nora Harlow (Xlibris, December 2001).
Order through xlibris.com

7 Steps to Protecting Our Children
By Darkness to Light. Preventing, Recognizing, and Reacting Responsibly to Child Sexual Abuse - A Guide for Responsible Adults
http://www.d2l.org

Do Children Sexually Abuse Other Children
By Stop It Now!
http://www.stopitnow.org/downloads/Do_Children_Abuse.pdf

Hear Their Cries: Religious Responses to Child Abuse
This award-winning video on the role of clergy and lay leaders in ending child abuse is a critical resource.
Order through FaithTrust Institute

Information for Parents on Child Sexual Abuse
by Speak Up Be Safe®
speakupbesafe.org/parents.html

Preventing Sexual Abuse: Activities and Strategies for Those Working With Children and Adolescents
by Carol A. Plummer (Learning publications, 1997)

Stewards of Children Online Prevention Training
by Darkness to Light
http://www.d2l.org

Recovery and Support for Adult Survivors and Their Families

Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child
by Laura Davis (Harper Paperbacks, 1991)

Beginning to Heal: A First Book for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis (Perennial, 1993)

Beginning to Heal (Revised Edition): A First Book for Men and Women Who Were Sexually Abused As Children
by Ellen Bass, Laura Davis (Collins, 2003)

Betrayal of Innocence: Incest and its Devastation
by Susan Forward and Craig Buck (Penguin Books, 1998)

Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse
by Richard B. Gartner, William Pollack (John Wiley & Sons, 2005)

Beyond The Tears: A True Survivor's Story
by Lynn C. Tolson (Authorhouse, 2003)

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis (Harpers Perennial, 3rd revised edition, 1994)

The Courage to Heal Workbook: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
by Laura Davis (Perennial Currents, 1990)

Families in Recovery: Working Together to Heal the Damage of Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Beverly Engel, MFT (McGraw Hill Contemporary Books, March 2000)

From Victim to Survivor: Women Survivors of Female Perpetrators
by Juliann Mitchell, Juliann Whetsell-Mitchell and Jill Morse (Taylor & Francis, Inc., September 1997)

Ghosts in the Bedroom: A Guide for the Partners of Incest Survivors
by Ken Graber (Health Communications, 1991)

Healing Years: A Documentary about Surviving Incest and Child Sexual Abuse
Without recovery, survivors of child sexual abuse face emotional struggle, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, and the perpetration of abuse in their lives and families. This artfully produced documentary illustrates the poignant stories of incest survivors: former Miss America , Marilyn Van Derbur speaking out in the nation, Janice Mirikitani, President of Glide memorial Church, San Francisco , helping inner-city women substance abusers healing from incest, and Barbara Hamiliton, a 79-year old survivor ending three generations of incest in her family. For the sexually abused child, awareness and recovery is key to a secure and nourishing future. The Healing Years points the way.
Order through BIG VOICE PICTURES

I Never Told Anyone: Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
by Ellen Bass (Perennial Currents, 1991)

I Will Survive: The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse
by Lori S. Robinson (Avalon Publishing Group, 2003)

Misinformation Concerning Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Survivors
by Charles L. Whitfield, Joyanna L. Silberg, and Paul Jay Fink (Haworth Press, July 2002)

Mothers Book: How to Survive the Molestation of Your Child
For and about mothers of survivors. This book answers the most common questions asked by mothers about their own emotional reactions, their relationship with the victim and the offender, their cultural and religious concerns and the criminal justice process.
Order through FaithTrust Institute

No Secrets, No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal From Sexual Abuse
by Robin D. Stone (Broadway Books, 2004)

The Obsidian Mirror: Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Louise M. Wisechild (Seal Press, 2003)

Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women
by E. Sue Blume (Ballentine Books, 1991)

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
by Wendy Maltz (Harper Collins Publishers, 1992)

So, What's Normal? Life After Pedophilia, Abuse, and Neglect
by Rhonnie (Rhonnie & Company, 2004)
Order at www.livingafterabuse.com.

Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse
by Mike Lew (Perennial Currents, 2nd Ed., May 2004)

What About Me? A Guide for Men Helping Female Partners Deal with Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Grant Cameron (Creative Bound, Inc., 1994)

REPAIR Your Life: A Program for Recovery from Incest & Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Marjorie McKinnon

Recovery and Support for Child Survivors and Their Families

Helping Your Child Recover From Sexual Abuse
by Caren Adams, Jennifer Fay, and A.G. Fawkes (University of Washington Press, 1992)

Back on Track: Boys Dealing with Sexual Abuse
by Leslie Bailey Wright and Mindy Loiselle (Safer Society Press, 1999)
A workbook for boys who have been sexually abused.

Order through Safer Society

THE THURSDAY GROUP: A Story and Information for Girls Healing From Sexual Abuse
By PeggyEllen Kleinleder and Kimber Evensen (Neari Press, 2009)
Order through Neari Press

How Long Does It Hurt: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families
by Cynthia Mather and Kristina E. Debye (Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1994)

I Told My Secret: A Book for Kids Who Were Abused
by Eliana Gil, Sally Haskell (Illustrator)

Invisible Girls: The Truth About Sexual Abuse--A Book for Teen Girls, Young Women, and Everyone Who Cares About Them
by Patti Feuereisen, Caroline Pincus (Contributor) (Seal Press (CA), 2005)

It Happened to Me: A Teen's Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse
by William Lee Carter (New Harbinger Publications, May 2002)

The Me Nobody Knows: A Guide for Teen Survivors
by Barbara Bean and Shari Bennett (Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1998)

Repair for Kids: A Childrens Program for Recovery from Incest and Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Marjorie McKinnon
A simple and common sense program of recovery for healing sexual abuse in children.


Protecting and Parenting Sexually Abused Children: Tools for Parents and Caregivers
by Rick Morris (Lulu Press, 2006)

Something Happened and I'm Scared to Tell: A Book for Young Victims of Abuse
by Patricia Kehoe (Parenting Press, 1987)

Strong at the Heart: How It Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse
by Carolyn Lehman, Laura Davis (Foreword)(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2005)

When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parent's Guide to Healing and Recovery
by Kathryn B. Hagans and Joyce Case (Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1997)

Research, Sourcebooks, and Other Information

The Stop Child Molestation Book: What Ordinary People Can Do In Their Everyday Lives To Save Three Million Children
by Gene G. Abel, M.D. and Nora Harlow (Xlibris, December 2001).
Order at www.childmolestationprevention.org.

The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment
by John E.B. Myers, Lucy Berliner, John Briere, C. Terry Hendrix, Carole Jenny, and Theresa A. Reid (Sage Publications, 2nd Ed., 2002)

Assessing Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse
by Kathryn Kuehnle (Professional Resource Press, April 1, 1996)

Child Sexual Abuse
by David Finkelhor (Free Press, 1984)

Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Reference Handbook
by Edgar W. Butler, Karen L. Kinnear (ABC-CLIO, Incorporated, December 1995)

Childhood Sexual Abuse: Developmental Effects Across The Lifespan
by F. Felicia Ferrara (Wadsworth Publishing Company, November 2001)

Children Who Don't Speak Out: About Children Being Abused in Child Pornography
by Carl Goran Svedin, Kristina Back, and Radda Barnen (Taylor & Francis, May 1997)

Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse: Education Manual for Medical Professionals
by Ann S. Botash, M.D. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)

Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They'd Ask)
by Dr. Justin Richardson and Dr. Mark A. Schuster (Crown Publishers, February 11, 2003)

Just Before Dawn
by Jan Hindman (Alexandria Assoc., 1989)

Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse: A Practical Guide
by Martin A. Finkel and Angelo P. Giardino (editors) (Sage Publications, 2nd ed., 2001)

Overcoming Child Abuse: A Window on a World Problem
by Michael D. Freeman, (Ashgate Publishing, November 1999)

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures
"Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures" is a publication of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Controla and Prevention.

Psychological Assessment of Sexually Abused Children and Their Families
by William N. Friedrich (Sage Publications, October 15, 2001)

Sex and the Internet: A Guide Book for Clinicians
by Al Cooper (Brunner-Routledge, July 2002)

A Sourcebook on Child Sexual Abuse
by David Finkelhor (Sage Publications, 1986)

Step by Step: 16 Steps for Legally Sound Sexual Abuse Investigations
by Jan Hindman (Alexandria Assoc., 1987)

Understanding Human Sexuality
by Janet Shibley Hyde and John D. DeLamater (McGraw Hill, 8th ed., 2003)

Hotlines and Helplines

STOP IT NOW!
1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368)
www.stopitnow.org
STOP IT NOW! offers a toll-free helpline and an online help center. The confidential helpline is for adults who are at risk for sexually abusing a child, for friends and family members of sexual abusers and/or victims, and for parents of children with sexual behavior problems. This helpline is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (EST). The online help center is a 24/7 resource offering those with questions about child sexual abuse specialized information, guidance and support they need to take action.

Childhelp USA
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
www.childhelpusa.org
The Childhelp USA hotline is staffed by counselors who can answer questions about child abuse, can tell you where to report suspected or known abuse in your community, or can provide referrals to agencies in your local community. Childhelp USA provides referrals utilizing a database of thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources located in the United States and Canada.

Children of the Night
Rescuing America's Children from Prostitution
1-800-551-1300 (nationwide toll-free 24-hour hotline)
www.childrenofthenight.org
Children of the Night is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting children between the ages of 11 and 17 who are forced to prostitute on the streets for food and a place to sleep. Children who call locally are counseled over the telephone while they wait for a taxi to transport them to our home. Children calling from other states are rescued and placed in local shelters. In most cases there is a lack of specialized services for child prostitutes, and many are brought in from other states for our comprehensive services. We cover the cost of nonstop flights to our home from all over the country.

Rape & Incest National Network (RAINN)
1-800-656-HOPE
www.rainn.org
RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. On their website, you'll find statistics, counseling esources, prevention tips, news, and more.

Public Awareness

Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute
Early Diagnosis and Effective Treatment
www.childmolestationprevention.org
The Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute is a national, science-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse through research and education. Because people who develop a sexual interest in children usually develop it during their teenage years and even younger, our focus is on providing information to professionals and to families about the early warning signs of a problem, as well as the availability of early diagnosis and effective treatment from a sex-specific specialist. We want to stop molestation at the very earliest point possible -- before it even happens. Website provides "primary prevention plan," listing of "sex-specific therapy sites" in North America, and "Six Questions to Ask a Sex-Specific Therapist" before making an appointment, among other valuable resources.


Diana Screen
www.dianascreen.com
The Diana Screen® is a simple, online, child protection screening test that organizations can use to reduce the risk of placing men and women who present sexual risks to children and teenagers into positions of trust.

Darkness to Light
www.darkness2light.org
Darkness to Light is a national nonprofit organization with highly-acclaimed educational materials and programs that teach adults to protect children.

Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe
www.speakupbesafe.org/
Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe is a newly developed, school-based, child abuse prevention education program that focuses on child safety. It is an evolution of Good Touch Bad Touch.

The model for Speak Up Be Safe is based on several areas of research including child development, learning styles, social psychology, and child abuse and neglect prevention. It is written to promote broad student participation and critical reflection by engaging children participants in visual, auditory, and physical learning.

Searching For Angela Shelton
www.searchingforangelashelton.com
Learn about this powerful documentary by filmmaker, activist, and survivor Angela Shelton. "This is more than just a movie, this is a movement. There are many of us out there. It is time we spoke up." -- Angela Shelton

STOP IT NOW!
1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368)
www.stopitnow.org
STOP IT NOW! is a national, public health based organization working to prevent and ultimately eradicate child sexual abuse. Through its public education, public policy, and research programs, STOP IT NOW! challenges abusers and people at risk for abusing to stop abusive behaviors and to reach out for help. They also operate a helpline for adults who are at risk for sexually abusing a child, for friends and family members of sexual abusers and/or victims, and for parents of children with sexual behavior problems. All calls are confidential and will be answered by a trained staff member. This helpline is available Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (EST) at 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368).

Early Intervention/Treatment

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
www.atsa.com
ATSA is a non-profit, interdisciplinary, organization founded to foster research, facilitate information exchange, further professional education, and provide for the advancement of professional standards and practices in the field of sexual abuser evaluation and treatment. This is the professional organization for sex-specific therapists.

Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute
Early Diagnosis and Effective Treatment
www.childmolestationprevention.org
The Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute is a national, science-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse through research and education. Because people who develop a sexual interest in children usually develop it during their teenage years and even younger, our focus is on providing information to professionals and to families about the early warning signs of a problem, as well as the availability of early diagnosis and effective treatment from a sex-specific specialist. We want to stop molestation at the very earliest point possible -- before it even happens. Website provides "primary prevention plan," listing of "sex-specific therapy sites" in North America, and "Six Questions to Ask a Sex-Specific Therapist" before making an appointment, among other valuable resources.

Hindman Foundation
www.janhindman.com
The Hindman Foundation's mission is to honor childhood, making the world a safer place by providing treatment, training resources, and consultation to those who rob childhood, those who have lost childhood, and to those who wish to join us in protecting the precious nature of childhood.

Kempe Perpetration Prevention Program
Perpretration Prevention Program
The need to prevent abused children from becoming abusers inspired the creation of the Kempe Perpetration Prevention Program. This program not only provides treatment to juveniles who have sexually abused other children, but also gives child-serving professionals the information to serve children in other communities.

National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY)
www.ncsby.org
The overall goal of the National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth is to provide information and support through national training and technical assistance to improve the accuracy, accessibility, and strategic use of information about the nature, incidence, prevalence, treatment, re-entry, and management of children with sexual behavior problems and adolescent sex offenders.

The Safer Society Foundation
www.safersociety.org
The Safer Society Foundation is a national nonprofit agency focused on the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse. The organization provides a variety of services including training and consultation, treatment referrals for sexual abusers, and publishes many useful books and videos on the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse.

STOP IT NOW!
1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368)
www.stopitnow.org
STOP IT NOW! is a national, public health based organization working to prevent and ultimately eradicate child sexual abuse. Through its public education, public policy, and research programs, STOP IT NOW! challenges abusers and people at risk for abusing to stop abusive behaviors and to reach out for help. They also operate a helpline for adults who are at risk for sexually abusing a child, for friends and family members of sexual abusers and/or victims, and for parents of children with sexual behavior problems.

Professionals and Community Leaders

Diana Screen
www.dianascreen.com
The Diana Screen® is a simple, online, child protection screening test that organizations can use to reduce the risk of placing men and women who present sexual risks to children and teenagers into positions of trust.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
www.apsac.org
APSAC is a nonprofit national organization focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families. Especially important to APSAC is the dissemination of state-of-the-art practice in all professional disciplines related to child abuse and neglect. Professionals from law enforcement, medicine, social services, mental health and education and allied professions belong to APSAC. Academics from a wide range of disciplines, including medicine, psychology, law, social work, and social and behavioral sciences also belong to APSAC.

Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM)
www.csom.org
The Center for Sex Offender Management's primary goal is to enhance public safety by preventing further victimization through improving the management of sex offenders in the community. CSOM's goals are carried out through three primary activity areas: an information exchange, training and technical assistance, and support to select resources sites and OJP grantees.

Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute
Early Diagnosis and Effective Treatment
www.childmolestationprevention.org
The Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute is a national, science-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse through research and education. Because people who develop a sexual interest in children usually develop it during their teenage years and even younger, our focus is on providing information to professionals and to families about the early warning signs of a problem, as well as the availability of early diagnosis and effective treatment from a sex-specific specialist. We want to stop molestation at the very earliest point possible -- before it even happens. Website provides "primary prevention plan," listing of "sex-specific therapy sites" in North America, and "Six Questions to Ask a Sex-Specific Therapist" before making an appointment, among other valuable resources.

FaithTrust Institute
Working together to end sexual and domestic violence
www.faithtrustinstitute.org
FaithTrust Institute is an international, multifaith organization working to end sexual and domestic violence. We provide communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse. FaithTrust Institute works with many communities, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Buddhist, Jewish, Latino/a, Muslim, Black, Anglo, Indigenous, Protestant and Roman Catholic.

Generation Five
www.generationfive.org
Generation Five is a nonprofit organization that brings together diverse community leaders working to end child sexual abuse within five generations. Our programs provide leadership training to community members, activists and agency professionals and foster national strategy and information exchange on child sexual abuse. We are not a direct service organization; rather, we work in collaboration with service providers to ensure that affordable, culturally relevant support is available to survivors, offenders, and affected families.

International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
www.ispcan.org
ISPCAN's mission is to support individuals and organizations working to protect children from abuse and neglect worldwide. Founded in 1977, ISPCAN is the only multidisciplinary international organization that brings together a worldwide cross-section of committed professionals to work towards the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect and exploitation globally.

Mothers Against Sexual Abuse (MASA)
www.againstsexualabuse.org
MASA offers educational programs to teachers, child caregivers, and professionals for the prevention and detection of child sexual abuse. In addition, the organization provides a resource referral network of professionals who aid in the recovery of children and adults who are survivors of sexual abuse. MASA also offers educational materials to non-offending parents and families of children who have been sexually abused.

STOP IT NOW!
1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368)
www.stopitnow.org
STOP IT NOW! is a national, public health based organization working to prevent and ultimately eradicate child sexual abuse. Through its public education, public policy, and research programs, STOP IT NOW! challenges abusers and people at risk for abusing to stop abusive behaviors and to reach out for help. They also operate a helpline for adults who are at risk for sexually abusing a child, for friends and family members of sexual abusers and/or victims, and for parents of children with sexual behavior problems.

Support Resources For Survivors, Friends, and Family

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
www.nationalcasa.org
CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge and empowered to stand up for an abused or neglected child in court. Learn more about becoming a CASA or Guardian ad Litem volunteer by contacting a CASA program in your community. CASA has over 70,000 volunteers, everyday people, who are committed to improving children's lives.

Gift From Within
An International Nonprofit Organization for Survivors of Trauma and Victimization
www.giftfromwithin.org
Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. The organization develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources through its website. Also, a roster of survivors who are willing to participate in an international network of peer support is maintained.

ISURVIVE.ORG
Abuse Survivors Learning to Thrive
www.isurvive.org
isurvive.org is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization for survivors of child sexual abuse and their families and friends. Site includes discussion boards, chat rooms, and many helpful resources related to child sexual abuse.

Justice for Children
www.justiceforchildren.org
Justice For Children's mission is to raise the consciousness of our society about the failure of our governmental agencies to protect victims of child abuse, to provide legal advocacy for abused children and to develop and implement collaborative solutions to enhance the quality of life for these children.

The Lamplighters
www.thelamplighters.org
The Lamplighters is a rapidly growing movement with chapters all across the country for adult survivors of child sexual abuse, victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault that emphasizes the importance of REPAIRing the damage and offers both the adults's and the children's version of the REPAIR manual on the website.

Making Daughters Safe Again
mdsa-online.org/
MDSA is an organization specializing in mother-daughter sexual abuse. They also provide an online group for survivors.

Male Survivor
Overcoming Sexual Victimization of Boys and Men
www.malesurvivor.org
Male Survivor (formerly the National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization) is a membership organization and online resource for male sexual abuse survivors and the therapists who treat this population. The website includes numerous articles, information about retreats and conferences, discussion boards, chat rooms, and a national directory of professionals wishing to offer services to male sexual abuse survivors, among other resources.

Searching For Angela Shelton
www.searchingforangelashelton.com
Learn about this powerful documentary by filmmaker, activist, and survivor Angela Shelton. "This is more than just a movie, this is a movement. There are many of us out there. It is time we spoke up." -- Angela Shelton

SNAP (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests)
www.snapnetwork.org
We are SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. We are the nation's largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others). We are an independent and confidential organization, with no connections with the church or church officials. And we are here to help.

Research

Child Welfare Information Gateway
www.ChildWelfare.gov
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects professionals and concerned citizens to timely, essential information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. They also offer resources in Spanish to support professionals in their work with Spanish-speaking families and community members, available at http://www.childwelfare.gov/spanish/


Crimes Against Children Research Center (CRCC)
www.unh.edu/ccrc
The mission of the Crimes Against Children Research Center is to combat crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners. CCRC is concerned with research about the nature of crimes including child abduction, homicide, rape, assault, and physical and sexual abuse as well as their impact.

Juvenile Sex Offender Research Bibliography
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
www.ojjdp.gov/juvsexoff/sexbibtopic.html
A comprehensive bibliography of scholarly research and literature relating to juvenile sex offenders.

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN)
www.ndacan.cornell.edu
NDACAN promotes scholarly exchange among researchers in the child maltreatment field. NDACAN acquires microdata from leading researchers and national data collection efforts and makes these datasets available to the research community for secondary analysis.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
www.nsvrc.org
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center is a national information and resource hub relating to all aspects of sexual violence. It collects and disseminates a wide range of resources on sexual violence including statistics, research, position statements, statutes, training curricula, prevention initiatives and program information. With these resources, the NSVRC assists coalitions, advocates and others interested in understanding and eliminating sexual violence.

Reporting

Child Welfare Information Gateway
www.ChildWelfare.gov/responding/reporting.cfm
This webpage provides information on reporting laws, mandatory reporters, and reporting procedures for all 50 states in the U.S.

CyberTipline National Child Pornography Tipline
1-800-843-5678
www.cybertipline.com
The CyberTipline is a program run by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to take reports from individuals on the sexual exploitation of children online. Information provided to them is forwarded to law enforcement for investigation and review, and, when appropriate, to the Internet Service Provider. They also operate a national Child Pornography Tipline at 1-800-843-5678. The U.S. Congress has funded these initiatives for reporting child sexual exploitation.

Training Resources For Adults

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations
"Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures" is a publication of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Controla and Prevention.
www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/PreventingChildSexualAbuse.pdf

Stewards of Children Online Prevention Training
by Darkness to Light
www.d2l.org

"The Healing Years" Surviving Incest and Sexual Abuse (Video)
Without recovery, survivors of child sexual abuse face emotional struggle, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, and the perpetration of abuse in their lives and families. This artfully produced documentary illustrates the poignant stories of incest survivors: former Miss America , Marilyn Van Derbur speaking out in the nation, Janice Mirikitani, President of Glide memorial Church, San Francisco , helping inner-city women substance abusers healing from incest, and Barbara Hamiliton, a 79-year old survivor ending three generations of incest in her family. For the sexually abused child, awareness and recovery is key to a secure and nourishing future. The Healing Years points the way.
www.bigvoicepictures.com

Step Up and Speak Out- A Parent Guide for Selecting Youth Serving Organizations
A guide for parents who want to prevent sexual abuse in programs that serve their children.
www.d2l.org

Training Resources for Professionals

Praesidium, Inc.
Child sexual abuse online training for employees and volunteers.
www.praesidiuminc.com

Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children is a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action.
www.d2l.org

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