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NCTSN Resources

The following resources on Children's Advocacy Centers were developed by the NCTSN.

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Child Physical Abuse Fact Sheet

Type: Fact Sheet

Explains the prevalence and consequences of child physical abuse. This fact sheet offers guidance on how to recognize and help children who are being physically abused.

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Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse

Type: Fact Sheet

Provides parents and caregivers with tools to help them support children who have been victims of sexual abuse, information on the importance of talking to children and youth about body safety, and guidance on how to respond when children disclose sexual abuse.

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AJ's Story About Not OK Touches

Type: Special Resource

Is designed to be read by a supportive adult (parent/caregiver, therapist) to a child (ages 5-10, or as developmentally appropriate) who has engaged in a Not OK touch or problematic sexual behaviors with another child.

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Child Sex Trafficking: Who is Vulnerable to Being Trafficked?

Type: Fact Sheet

Discusses the complex interplay of societal, community, relationship, and individual factors that increase a youth's risk of being trafficked. This fact sheet offers information about youth whose experiences make them more vulnerable to being trafficked. 

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Child Sex and Labor Trafficking

Type: Fact Sheet

Describes how the impact and consequences of COVID-19 increase the risk of involvement in sex or labor trafficking. This fact sheet offers infromation on what you can do as a provider and how to support yourself. 

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Keeping Secrets: Family Communication After Trauma

Type: Webinar

Looks back at Jordyn. Since disclosing her sexual exploitation experiences in a previous session, Jordyn continues to attend therapy sessions to address her distress symptoms; depression and PTSD.

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Why Don't They Tell? Teens and Sexual Assault Disclosure

Type: Fact Sheet

Offers information about teen sexual assault and disclosure. This fact sheet outlines why teens don't disclose sexual assault, the benefits of disclosure, and how to support teens after disclosure of a sexual assault. 

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Select NCTSN Resources Related to Teen Sexual Assault

Type: Fact Sheet

Identifies existing NCTSN resources related to teen sexual assault, acquaintance rape, sexual abuse, and child traumatic stress. The list includes fact sheets and webinars that offer information and tips for professionals, parents, and teens themselves.

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