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

STOP IT NOW!
1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368)

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)

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)

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

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

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
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
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
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
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)

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)
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

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
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
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)
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
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)

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
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)
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)
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

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

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
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)
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)
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)

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)
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
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

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
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
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 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
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
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)
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
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)
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
A comprehensive bibliography of scholarly research and literature relating to juvenile sex offenders.

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN)
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)
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
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

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.