Resources

…for parents and those working with children

 

http://www.apa.org/pubs/info/brochures/sex-abuse.aspx information about what sexual abuse is, some prevention strategies

http://www.childhelpusa.org/ an agency dedicated to prevention of all abuse as well as supporting at-risk families

http://www.childwelfare.gov/ this website deals with all types of abuse, warning signs, and how to report

http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/sexual-abuse lots of resources for parents, teachers and caregivers on prevention and warning signs of sexual abuse and what to do if a child discloses abuse

http://www.preventchildabuse.org/index.shtml this website deals with all types of abuse and their publications discuss some aspects sexual abuse

http://www.protectkids.com/index.html protecting your children online

http://www.stopitnow.org/ how to talk to your own kids and kids in the community, information on prevention and warning signs of sexual abuse

http://www.theswimsuitlesson.com/ a great book for starting, and continuing to have the conversation with your children

http://www.virtus.org/ initially designed to be used within the Catholic church. I was skeptical but went to a training and was thoroughly impressed with it’s candor and wealth of information.

http://www.virtus.org/virtus/ParentHandbook.pdf the most useful part of the Virtus website for parents

 

 …for those who have survived

www.ascasupport.org adult survivors of child abuse resources

 


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