I wish I had fair justification for not being as informed as I should be, but I don’t.
- Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse. Author: Caren Adams & Jennifer Fay
- What’s Happening in Our Family? Understanding Sexual Abuse through Metaphors. Author: Constance M. Ostis, MSW
- No Secrets, No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse. Author: Robin D. Stone
- Straying Towards Truth. Author: Karen E. Fennell
- U Touch I Tell. Author: Chi Hosseinion
- Please Tell! A child’s story about sexual abuse. Author: Jessie
- No More Secrets for Me. Author: Oralee Wachter
- It Happened to Me: A Creative Healing Book. Author: Debra Whiting Alexander
- The Mouse Who Went Surfing Alone. Author: Risa Vetri Ferman (Internet Safety)- ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS BOOK GO TO MISSION KIDS
Child Sexual Abuse Workgroup of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Over the past few years, the Child Sexual Abuse Workgroup of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has created a number of wonderful resources for caregivers, teachers and therapists on child sexual abuse, it’s treatment and prevention. CACs have been at the forefront of using these documents and videos with clients—which is appropriate given that CACs have participated in the development of these as well. NCTSN has now created a helpful two-page sheet with key resources on this topic with activated links that will take you directly to the materials for download. I encourage you to use these FREE, high-quality materials in your ongoing work with kids and families.
You can find the full resource here: Child Sexual Abuse Resources 8.14
National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth
An Online Resource for Parents of Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors—The National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) is excited to announce the launch of the Parents and Resources sections of the Center’s website – www.ncsby.org. The overall purpose of NCSBY is to improve the accuracy, accessibility, and strategic use of information about the nature, incidence, prevalence, prevention, treatment, and management of problematic sexual behavior in youth. This information is intended to help parents (and professionals) understand and support healthy sexual development and behaviors in children and adolescents.
The topics addressed in the Parents section of the NCSBY website include:
- Typical sexual development in children and adolescents
- Origins, risks, and protective factors of problematic sexual behavior
- Identifying, understanding, and responding to problematic or illegal sexual behaviors
- Preventing further problematic sexual behavior including safety planning
- Self-care advice from other caregivers who experienced similar circumstances
- Advice for talking with youth about sex and sexuality
- Characteristics of quality treatment programs for youth with problematic or illegal sexual behavior
- The various agencies that could be involved in families, such as child protection services and the juvenile justice system.
A wide range of additional resources and fact sheets are available in the resource section to help caregivers with understanding and decision-making regarding sexual behavior in youth.
Having a youth with problematic or illegal sexual behaviors can be an extremely stressful for a caregiver. We hope that the information provided by NCSBY will help parents and caregivers feel more confident and prepared when facing these difficult circumstances.
We encourage you to go to www.ncsby.org, add a link to your website and to share this website with others.
For questions or comments about the website, please send an email to OU-NCSBY@ouhsc.edu.
The first report released by The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault detailed a chilling statistic: one in five college students experiences sexual assault during their college career. That, combined with the ACLU’s estimation that 95% of U.S. campus rapes go unreported, highlights a serious problem on college campuses. Our resource aims to increase awareness about sexual assault and abusive partner relationships by addressing the following topics:
- What is Sexual Assault?
- Recognizing Abuse
- Sexual Assault Prevention
- What to Do After an Assault
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
Information on CSEC, abduction and sexual exploitation prevention education resources, as well as online and in person training opportunities for law enforcement and CAC professionals through our NCMEC University program. All services and trainings are always offered free of charge.