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.


*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:

Find More Resources on our Coalition Website Here

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 has many resources and a private forum with one section that is specifically for Parents of Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse:

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 –
Mothers of Lost Children –
The Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence –
Safe Kids International –

BOOK: Don’t Make Me Go Back, Mommy 

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

Overcoming sexual victimization of men and boys

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



The Daytona Beach News-Journal: Haley Halverson: We Must Stop Minimizing the Sexual Abuse of Boys

By Haley Halverson  Stephanie Peterson, a former middle school teacher in New Smyrna Beach Florida, has been arrested after she was accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy. However, if you go by most major news coverage you will find headline after headline characterizing this crime as “having sex,” a “sexual relationship,” or even a “sex romp.” […]

First Ever Rescue Innocence Project Gala: Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

Thank you for your support Alabama! We are elated at the advocacy efforts and encouragement from our friends in Birmingham, as we kick off our first ever Rescue Innocence Project Gala Thursday night and work to combat child sexual exploitation. National Center on Sexual Exploitation President Patrick A. Trueman and Board Member Melea Stephens are in Birmingham […]

How One Family Is Taking A Stand Against Pornography and Sexual Exploitation in America’s Schools

Guest Post By Robin Paterson The truth is so shocking and unbelievable that many people do just that: they don’t believe it. But, as the parents of a middle school child, we discovered porn in the school sponsored digital databases last year. We discovered, quite by accident, while perusing articles on “grade 7 biology”, that […]

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YouTube’s System for Reporting Sexualized Comments Has Been Broken for More Than a Year

Youtube has a group of “Trusted Flaggers” who are volunteer moderators who help to identify and flag inappropriate content that is against YouTube’s Community Guidelines. The Trusted Flaggers group includes volunteers, some charities and law enforcement agencies. YouTube says, “reports of violations by Trusted Flaggers are accurate more than 90% of the time.” In November […]

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Youtube’s Search Autofill Revealed Shocking Child Sex Results

At the end of November 2017, Buzzfeed News confirmed dozens of users that were reporting how a Youtube search starting with “how to have” auto-filled with pedophiliac phrases. These phrases included “how to have s*x with your kids” and “how to have s*x kids”. Even on incognito browsers that don’t take into account past search […]

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