Child Sexual Exploitation

Child sexual abuse is one of the most abhorrent crimes in our society.

Because of this, many people try to ignore it. But we cannot pretend these issues don’t exist. Here are some resources to take proactive steps against child abuse, and resources for healing as well.

Resources

*If you or anyone you know is in immediate danger call 911

 

If You Suspect a Child is Being Harmed by RAINN

Advice on first steps to make a difference and help a child.

Report Child Sexual Exploitation CyberTipline by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

You can also contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24 hours a day at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

 

Tip Sheet: Warning Signs of Possible Sexual Abuse In A Child’s Behaviors by StopItNow! 

What to look for in the lives of children you know

 

The following organizations regularly feature Internet Safety updates on their blogs:

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National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE

National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE

National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-2873, 1-800-25ABUSE

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) – anti-sexual violence organization. Lots of resources.

International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies

  • If you’re not in the US, some of these groups might be able to help you.

Male Survivor

  • Overcoming sexual victimization of men and boys

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

  • International, self-help support group

Life and Family Help Forum for Abuse

Survivors of Incest Anonymous

Sexual Abuse

  • Resources and links to other recovery helps

Support For Partners

  • Resources for partners of those sexually abused as children

Love is Respect

  • For any questions about dating in general or a specific relationship, or if you are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, you deserve support and resources to help you with your situation. You are not alone; their peer advocates are here for you 24/7.

Child Help

  • Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse

National Organization for Victim’s Assistance 

  • 800-879-6682 (800-TRY-NOVA) 9am-5pm Eastern Time, Monday-Friday
  • Whether you are a survivor of violent crime or dealing with financial crime victimization, we recognize that all victims experience loss.  While there are different kinds of loss, each can be profound, depending upon the perspective of victims and survivors. No one has to right to judge the impact of any given loss in your life.

Downloadable Resources for the PANTS (The Underwear Rule) by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Includes a lesson plan, slide presentation, curriculum links, classroom activities and more for parents and teachers.

 

Child Help

Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse

 

4 Conversations That Can Help Guard Children Against Sexual Abuse by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Simple conversations every parent or guardian should have with children to promote healthy boundaries.

 

 

Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids – TAALK.org

TAALK has many resources and a private forum with one section that is specifically for Parents of Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: https://taalk.org/forum.html

TAALK’s Resource Directory

The resources in this directory have notbeen audited, verified or certified by TAALK in any way. We are providing this directory as a means of easy access to resources directly related to child sexual abuse.

Surviving Parents Coalition

The Surviving Parents Coalition is a parent-driven, 501c4 organization committed to saving lives.  Our coalition’s founding demonstrates the power of survival and how suffering can motivate people to accomplish extraordinary things. We must defend the innocent.   Child safety programs and the agencies involved need resources.  We lobby for funding and legislation because they are essential to effective change. Our goal is to ensure young people mature naturally without abuse and emotional turmoil. The SPC is determined to grow and spread out nationally one family at a time. United together we become a mighty force for reform.

California Protective Parents Association – www.protectiveparents.com
Mothers of Lost Children – www.mothers-of-lost-children.com
The Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence – www.leadershipcouncil.org
Safe Kids International –  www.safekidsinternational.org

BOOK: Don’t Make Me Go Back, Mommy 

A picture book that makes the topic of ritual abuse accessible to parents and young children.

malesurvivor.org

Overcoming sexual victimization of men and boys

 

1in6.org

Resources include a 24/7 online support line offering 1-on-1 chat with a trained advocate, our free and confidential online peer support groups which meet weekly, and a wealth of useful information, including answers to common questions and an explanation of certain myths & facts.

 

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) – anti-sexual violence organization. Lots of resources.

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE

National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE

National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-2873, 1-800-25ABUSE

 

Updates

The Arlington Catholic Herald: A local expert attends the World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World in Rome

By Elizabeth A. Elliot Patrick Trueman, president of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in Washington, was among the worldwide experts to attend the World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World in Rome Oct. 3-6. The conference was organized by the Pontifical Gregorian University’s Center for Child Protection, in collaboration with WePROTECT, a […]

Trueman Goes to Rome: Child Dignity in the Digital World

World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World During an extraordinary opportunity to spread NCOSE’s message on a global scale, our President Patrick Trueman traveled to Rome for the World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World on October 6. The purpose of the Congress was to recognize that there is an unprecedented […]

Patrick Trueman with Pope Francis in Rome

He was exposed to pornography at age 11, on his school laptop

Schools are supposed to be safe learning environments, where technology is an educational benefit. However, over the past several years, it’s become clear that schools are not doing enough to protect children from being exposed to pornography on school grounds or school electronic devices. One young man recalls how he was exposed to pornography at […]

school-laptop-safety

Exposed to Pornified Content in a Videogame, Now She’s Speaking Up

Personal testimony submitted to NCOSE to be shared. I would like to share my story with pornography and how easily I stumbled into it as a child in the hopes that it can help people see why children should be protected from the dangers of pornography.  I was reminded of my experience when I was […]

Tom Jones Survived Sex Trafficking. Here’s His Message.

At the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, we work tirelessly to end sexual exploitation and to expose the connections between all forms of sexual exploitation. But nothing we can say can move hearts or inspire concrete action like Tom Jones’ heart-wrenching but triumphant testimony given at our national symposium here in our nation’s Capital. Tom […]

Tom Jones Trafficking Survivor