Sexual Abuse Information


Child Abuse Watch
Child abuse prevention network providing a centralized source of easy-to-access and understand child abuse prevention information. Designed for the public and for professionals.

Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute
A national science-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse through research, education, and family support. Focus is on provision of information to professionals and families that promotes early awareness of warning signs and early diagnosis and treatment for the sex offender, if possible before abuse occurs. 

Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence (CPSDV)
An inter-religious educational resource addressing religious issues associated with sexual and domestic violence. Offers presentations, books, and videos.

Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma
Provides training, networking, education, and program evaluation. Is an international resource center and disseminates information through publications.

Conducts research, education, advocacy, and activism to promote prevention, treatment, and elimination of sexual abuse of male children and adults. Offers retreats, annual conference, and has online chat rooms. 

International Center for Assault Prevention (ICAP)
Focus on prevention of interpersonal violence through curriculum development, research, education, and training. Best-known program is Child Assault Prevention Project (CAP). CAP educates adults regarding recognition and response to child abuse and teaches children safety strategies.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
National clearinghouse for information on missing children and prevention of child victimization. Website offers wealth of child protection information. Offers toll-free phone and web response to report sexual exploitation, abuse, or abduction of children.
CyberTipline is toll-free line to report information about sexual exploitation of children on the web or other child pornography. 1-800-LOST to report sexually exploited, abused, or missing children.

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN)
Child Welfare Information Gateway 
Provides information and technical assistance to professionals in locating information on prevention, identification, and treatment of abuse and related issues. Website offers information on laws and statutes and provides statistics. The American Campaign for 

National Exchange Club Foundation: Strengthening Families, Building Communities, and Serving America
NECF supports and participates in a number of activities to heighten awareness of child abuse and its consequences. The site provides information about abuse and links to resources.

Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA)
National volunteer-based organization committed to preventing child abuse through research, education, and advocacy. Resource for comprehensive information and referrals in child abuse prevention. Offers catalog of publications.

Prevention and Motivation Programs, Inc.
Home of Good-Touch/Bad-Touch
Offers on-site and audio-visual professional development. Offers curriculum for pre-kindergarten through 9th grade. Provides materials to help parents and care-givers to talk about sexual abuse and personal safety. Research booklet available.

The Safer Society Foundation, Inc. (SSFI) 
National research, advocacy, and referral center dedicated to prevention and treatment of sexual abuse. Offers sex offender treatment referrals, responses to research requests, training, and consultation. Offers publications for treatment providers, offenders, survivors, and mandatory reporters. Free catalog available.

Stop It Now! 
Offers support, information, and resources to help families and communities keep children safe from sexual abuse. 
Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)
World service office that supports local SIA support groups and individuals seeking support. Publishes and sells incest survivor-related literature, maintains directory of meetings, and publishes quarterly bulletin. Send a self-addressed envelope and $3.00 (if possible) or call the SIA information line to request directory of meetings. Contact SIA to obtain literature or ask questions.
World Service Office, PO Box 190, Benson, MD 21018-9998
Office: 410-893-3322

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)
Self-help organization of adult survivors of clergy sexual abuse and their supporters working to end the cycle of abuse through support in the healing process and pursuit of justice. Promotes institutional change and accountability of perpetrators and churches. Local chapters and support groups in over 50 cities. Website provides resources such as peer counseling, contact information for local support groups, online discussion boards, library of educational resources, and news stories.

The Voices and Faces Project
National non-profit initiative created to give voice and face to survivors of sexual violence. Offers a sense of solidarity and possibility to survivors and raises awareness of impact of sexual assault on victims, families, and communities.

The Wounded Healer Journal (TWHJ)
Offers forums and chat rooms for adult survivors of trauma and abuse. Provides links to resources.


National Sexual Offender Public Website
Public service of the U.S. Department of Justice. Provides public information regarding presence or location of sex offenders in your community.


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