Community Resources

Special Report: Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (2016). Within our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.

For Educators/Child Care Professionals

American Academy of Pediatrics (2014). Addressing adverse childhood experiences and other types of trauma in the primary care setting. Elk Grove Village, IL: AAP.

Keshav, D., & Huberman, B. (2006). Sex education for physically, emotionally and mentally challenged youth. Advocates for Youth.

National Association of School Nurses (2012). Child Maltreatment, The Role of the School Nurse: Issue Brief. 3p.

Darkness to Light (2012). Child Sexual Abuse Prevention in Education.

Modell, S. J., & Davis, M. (2012). Protecting students with disabilites from sexual assault: An educator's guide 26 p.

National Center for Homeless Education (2014). Sex Trafficking of Minors: What Schools Need to Know to Recognize and Respond to the Trafficking of Students. Washington, DC.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2008). Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators. 21p.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (2014). Complex trauma: Facts for educators. Los Angeles, CA, & Durham, NC: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.

Trauma-Informed Care for Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Teachers. SafeStart.org 3p.

Trauma-Informed Care for Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Early Childhood Providers. SafeStart.org 3p.

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for HIgh Schools. (2012). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 230p.

Child Care: Overview of Relevant Employment Laws and Cases of Sex Offenders at Child Care Facilities. (2011). U. S. Government Accountability Office. 32p

Young Children Living with Domestic Violence: The Role of Early Childhood Programs

Protecting children by Strenthening Families: A Guidebook for Early Childhood Programs. Center for the Study of Social Policy. Revised 2nd Edition, 2007.

Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence. 2nd edition.Bureau of Justice Assistance. Department of Justice 2009. 53p. The purpose of this document is to present different strategies and approaches for members of school communities to consider when creating safer learning environments.

Helping children cope with violence and trauma: A school-based program that works.(2011). This report from Rand Health reports the results from research on the first randomized controlled study of a school program to help children traumatized by violence: Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). It shows that CBITS significantly reduced symptoms of post-traumatic stress and depression in students who had been exposed to violence.

Educator’s Resource Manual on Child Abuse

Sex Education for Physically, Emotionally and Mentally Challenged Youth

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (2011). After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools.

Shakeshaft, Charol. Educator Sexual Abuse

U. S. Department of Education. (2004). Educator Sexual Misconduct: A Synthesis of Existing Literature. Doc # 2004-09

Stop it Now! (2011). Safety In Daycare/Educational Settings: Protecting Children From Sexual Harm: What Teachers and Childcare Providers Need to Know.

U.S. Department of Education (2008). Human Trafficking of Children in the United States: A Fact Sheet for Schools. 2p.

For Parents/Caregivers

American Academy of Pediatrics (2014). When things aren't perfect: Caring for yourself and your children. Elk Grove Village, IL: AAP.

American Academy of Pediatrics and Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (2013). Parenting after Trauma: Understanding Your Child's Needs-A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents 4p.

Child Welfare Information Gateway (2015). Human trafficking: Protecting our Youth. English   Spanish

Child Welfare Information Gateway (2013). Parenting a child who has experienced abuse or neglect. Factsheet for Families. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau. 16 p.

Child Welfare Information Gateway (2013). Parenting a child who has been sexually abused: A guide for foster and adoptive parents. Factsheet for Families. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau. 14 p.

Child Welfare Information Gateway (2014). Parenting a child who has experienced trauma. Factsheets for Families. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau. 8 p. 

Committee for Children (2014). Keeping Kids Safe. A Collection of  child protection resources for families.

Davis, M., & Modell, S. J. Protecting children with disabilities from sexual assault. 19 p. English   Español

Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Division, Innocent Images National Initiative (2014). A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety. Washington, DC.

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (2016). A Safer Family. A Safer World. A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children 0-12 on Preventing Child Sexual Abuse. English  Spanish

Lauren's Kids-A Guide to Hope and Healing.

Martellozzo, Elena. (2011). Research highlights for children's online safety. Policing online child sexual abuse. UK Council for Child Internet Safety and Middlesex University.

Minnesota Department of Children's Services (2012). Family Guide to Child Protection. This guide is to help the reader understand what county social services staff does when a report of child abuse or neglect is accepted. 4p.

Moreno, M. A. (2018). What Parents Need to Know About Sexting. JAMA Pediatrics, 172(4),400.

National Center for Victims of Crime. Get Help Bulletins for Crime Victims. Washington, DC: 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2011). Trauma and Your Family.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2014). Complex trauma: Facts for Caregivers. Los Angeles, CA and Durham, NC: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.

Office for Victims of Crime (2015). Guía de Recursos de la Semana Nacional de los Derechos de Víctimas del Crimen 2015. Washington, DC: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2014). Children and Domestic Violence. Fact Sheet Series.

UK Council for Child Internet Safety. (2012). Advice on child internet safety 1.0 Universal guidelines for providers.More than 40 organizations joined together to create this 21 page resource for parents and caregivers.

Sachs, J. S. (2012). Protect your child from a predator. Parents Magazine. November, 5p.

Safe-Start Center. Trauma-Informed Care for Children Exposed to Violence-Tips for Parents and Other Caregivers. 3p.

Safe-Start Center (2012). Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children's Exposure to Violence - A Guide for Families. Washinton, DC.  32 pages. NCJ 227353

Safe-Start Center (2012). Sanemos las Heridas Invisibles: Ninos Expuestos a Violencia - Guia para familiasWashinton, DC.  32 pages. NCJ 227353

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2014). KnowBullying" app.   KnowBullying, a free smartphone app created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), provides parents, caretakers, educators, and others with information and communication support to help prevent bullying and build resilience in children

the Mama Bear Effect.org  The Mama Bear Effect seeks to empower adults to actively protect children from sexual abuse by raising awareness, and promoting conversations and behaviors that can prevent abuse.

Tip Sheets for Parents and Caregivers (2013). Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well-Being: A Network for Action 2012 Resource Guide.
Eleven tip sheets designed for parents and caregivers to address a particular parenting concern or question. The information focuses on concrete strategies parents and caregivers can use to take care of their children and strengthen their families. English  Spanish

Understanding Child Welfare and the Courts

When Your Child is Missing: A Family Survival Guide. 3rd ed. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. May 2004.

Cuando su hijo ha desaparecido: Una guia de supervivencia para la familia. Departamento de Justicia de los Estados Unidos, Oficina de Programas de Judiciales, Oficina de Justicia para Menores y PrevenciÛn de la Delincuencia. Mayo de 2004.

A Handbook for Parents and Gaurdians in Child Protection Cases: A Resource for Parents and Guardians: What You Need to Know about the Court Process. State Bar of Texas. 2005.

Una Guia Para Padres y Guardianes en Casos de la Protection de Niinos; Una Guia Para Padres y Guardianes: Que debe saber del sistema de la corte. 2005.

A Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping. U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. January 2007. 155p. (NCJ 215476)

Pet Meets Baby: A Guide for Families Bringing Children Home to Pets.

The Foundations of Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood This publication was co-authored by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and the National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs.

Stop It Now! (2011). Age-Appropriate Sexual Behavior.

Stop It Now! (2014). Comportamientos sexuales adecuados de acuerdo al desarrollo del niño.

Stop it Now! (2011). What Parents Need to Know When Selecting a Program for Their Child

Stop it Now! (2013). For parents of children with disabilities: Family safety planning to prevent child sexual abuse. Northampton, MA: Author.

Stop it Now! (2013). For parents of children with disabilities: How to talk to your child to reduce vulnerability to sexual abuse. Northampton, MA: Author.

Stop it Now! (2013). For parents of children with disabilities: How to protect your child from sexual abuse in program settings. Northhampton, MA: Author.

Stop it Now! (2013). For parents of children with disabilities: Behaviors to watch for when adults are with children & signs that a child or teen may be at risk to harm another child. Northampton, MA: Author.

Child Welfare Information Gateway (2010).

Magid, L. (2011). So Your Kid is Looking at Porn. Now What? Safekids.com

Rosenzweig, J. (2011). Rules for Parents to Raise Sexually Safe and Healthy Children.

Rosenzweig, J. (2012). Checklist for Assessing the Sexual Climate in a School.

General

U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (2015). CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO U.S. FEDERAL CHILD EXPLOITATION AND OBSCENITY LAWS. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice.

How to Report Suspected Child Maltreatment

Cómo puede reportar el maltrato de menores

International Association of Chiefs of Police (2014). Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents. Alexandria,VA: Author.  38 p.

Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (2012). Child Abuse & Neglect Resource Paper. 21p. Several models for multidisciplinary, collaborative programs are described to assist the beginning advocate and service provider.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Secondary Traumatic Stress Committee. (2011). Secondary traumatic stress: A fact sheet for child-serving professionals. Los Angeles, CA, and Durham, NC: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. 6p

The Frameworks Institute Toolkit on Talking about Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention. This toolkit was developed by the FrameWorks Institute for Prevent Child Abuse America, an organization that has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children. Standard rules governing citation and intellectual property usage apply.

Online Safety and Technology Working Group (2010). Youth Safety on a Living Internet: Report of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group.

Pollack, D. (2014). Anonymous versus identified reporting of child maltreatment. Policy and Practice, 72(4), 30, 36.

Stop it Now! (2011). Signs that a Child May be At-Risk to Harm Another Child.

A Third of Teen Girls Surveyed Admit to 'Sexting' Story from the 11th National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention in New Orleans, Aug. 26-26, 2010. 3 minutes, 17 seconds.

International

International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children ICMEC (2006). Child Pornography: Model Legislation & Global Review Study of child pornography laws in 184 Interpol member countries.

For Child Protection Professionals

Cramer, B. (1986). A community approach to child sexual abuse: The role of the office of the district attorney. Response, 9(4), 10-13.Cramer, B. (1986). A community approach to child sexual abuse: The role of the office of the district attorney. Response, 9(4), 10-13.Cramer, B. (1986). A community approach to child sexual abuse: The role of the office of the district attorney. Response, 9(4), 10-13.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2016). Advancing the Power of Economic Evidence to Inform Investments in Children, Youth, and Families. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23481

Guide for Child Welfare Administrators on Evidence Based Practice.

Martinez, K., Rider, F., Cayce, N., Forssell, S., Poirier, J., Hunt, S., Crawford, G., & Sawyer, J. (2013). A guide for father involvement in systems of care. Washington, DC: Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2012). Secondary Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Child-Serving Professionals. 6 p.

National Children's Advocacy Center (2016). Efficacy of the Child Advocacy Center Model-Infographic. Huntsville, AL: Author.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2015). Child Maltreatment in Military Families-A Fact Sheet for Providers.

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse. Responsible Fatherhood Toolkit: Resources from the Field. 75 p.

Young, S. R., Young, B. K., & Young, H. (2013). Posttraumatic growth and related factors of child protective service workers. Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 25(6). 10p.

Safe Start (2012). Trauma-Informed Care for Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Staff and Advocates Working with Children-Polyvictimization.

Supervisor Manual for the Field Guide to Victim Advocacy