Resources for Parents and Children to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
Families play an important role in safeguarding children from harm and preventing child sexual abuse.
The resources presented here were reviewed by the Moore Center team and other experts for credibility of source, utility in terms of actionable advice, timeliness of the advice, user-friendliness, and accessibility. We do not include all possible resources; rather, the selection is limited to include high-quality resources generated by reputable organizations that, where possible, are available in multiple languages.
Please email MooreCenter@jh.edu to submit additional resources for consideration.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
As the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) and Safe Helpline for the U.S. Department of Defense. RAINN also offers advice if you suspect a child being harmed. (English-language website with Spanish-language resources).
Upstream: Protecting the next child
World Childhood Foundation
The World Childhood Foundation (WCF) acts as a liaison between donors and community-based organizations and is currently supporting over 100 projects in 17 countries. The WCF identify, review and support existing projects and new initiatives and efforts that are aligned with Childhood's mission; to defend the rights of children and to promote better living conditions for vulnerable and exploited children at risk all over the world.
Shore is part of the Lucy Faithful Foundation. Shore was launched in 2023 to provide a safe and anonymous place for young people to get help and support. The aim of this website is to prevent harmful sexual behaviours among young people. It’s for anyone who has questions about healthy sexual relationships, wants to change their own behaviour, is looking for reliable information to help them respond to someone else’s behaviour.