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.
The following resources on Sexual Abuse were developed by the NCTSN.
Offers guidance on creating supportive environments for youth when scary things happen. This fact sheet includes information on routines, rhythm, and rituals.
Offers guidance on talking with children and youth when scary things happen.
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.
Offers providers a list of ideas for self-care strategies to use after a difficult event. This checklist outlines the three basics aspects of self-care including awareness, balance, and connection.
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.
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.
Explores the importance of knowing the difference between appropriate and inappropriate school staff behavior with students.
Discusses prevention and intervention strategies for child sexual abuse. This webinar gives ways to help prevent child sexual abuse, as well as intervention strategies upon disclosure.
Provides educators and school staff information on the challenges that occur when there is an allegation of educator abuse.
Defines key terms, including consent and coercion, and offers guidance to parents related to dating violence and sexual assault.
Defines key terms, including consent and coercion, and offers guidance to teens related to dating violence and sexual assault.