This booklet gives basic information about how the legal system responds to allegations of child sexual abuse.  The booklet is divided into several chapters: emotional recovery, effects of child sexual abuse, who commits sexual abuse, disclosures of child sexual abuse, as well as other important chapters that provide important information for parents of children who have been sexually abused.
Understanding the Legal System When Your Child Has Been Sexually Assaulted

The following Guidelines were developed as a resource for caregivers in childcare centers and preschools who are challenged with the many complicated issues concerning early childhood sexuality. Administrators will also find these guidelines useful in developing policies concerning sexual issues within the preschool setting. The Guidelines reflect a comprehensive approach to sexuality education and are organized into six key concepts, which are: human development; relationships; personal skills; behaviors; health; and society and culture. Each key concept includes specific related topics and age-appropriate developmental messages.

Right from the Start: Guidelines for Sexuality Issues, Birth to Five Years

 

This guide is for everyone involved in bringing up children. It explains that some children do sexually abuse other children, describes how we can recognize the warning signs, and outlines some actions we adults can take to prevent sexual abuse. Discusses what may be age-appropriate or developmentally-expected sexual behavior. It also talks about some of the things that adults can do to help prevent sexually harmful behavior between children.
 
Do Children Sexually Abuse Other Children? Preventing Sexual Abuse Among Children and Youth

This technical assistance bulletin is intended to support counselors and advocates in providing quality counseling services to child sexual assault victims.  The bulletin includes an overview of counseling guidelines and developmentally appropriate interventions.
 

This study examined the nature and extent of the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the three countries of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
 
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children focuses on a representative national sample of arrested offenders who possessed child pornography. The report includes major findings and conclusions from this sample and recommendations and resources for law-enforcement and prosecutors.
 
Child-Pornography Possessors Arrested in Internet-Related Crimes: Findings from the National Juvenile Online Victimization Study

This chapter from ICASA’s manual of facts and statistics on sexual violence discusses child sexual abuse.
 
By the Numbers: Child Sexual Abuse

This paper outlines barriers to addressing child sexual abuse on a grassroots level and presents ideas to launch public ownership of this problem.
 
Beyond Surviving: Toward a Movement to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

This manual provides information and suggestions for congregational leaders around the issue of sex offenders in their religious community. The manual focuses on prevention through education, awareness raising, and policy development.
 
Balancing Acts: Keeping Children Safe in Congregations

This technical assistance bulletin offers information for sexual assault counselors on taint issues with the child client.
 
Avoiding Issues of Taint with the Child Client

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