Provides a short glossary of relevant terms and a chart delineating the continuums of sex, gender, and sexual orientation.
The following resources on Sexual Abuse were developed by the NCTSN.
Provides information to teens about sexual abuse. This fact sheet describes what sexual abuse is, how common it is, myths and facts about sexual abuse, and where to go for help.
Offers teens information about the differences between sex and sexual abuse. This fact sheet describes when sex is used as a weapon, including the use of physical force, emotional or psychological force, secrecy about sex, and victim blaming.
Provides information to teens about staying safe while they are online.
Focuses on parents' response to sibling sexual abuse. This webinar discusses trends identified in practice, as well as includes two mothers describing their real life reactions to sibling sexual abuse.
Discusses special areas of vulnerability, risk factors, disclosure, and cultural competency when working with LGBTQ youth after sexual abuse.
Discusses the options teens have after sexual abuse. This fact sheet provides information on whether or not to tell, who to go to for help, and what resources are available for support. It provides information for sexual abuse survivors about the process of disclosure.
Addresses therapist, supervisor, and organizational challenges and opportunities for addressing secondary traumatic stress in the context of serving clients who experience child sexual abuse.
Explains how to differentiate between myths and facts regarding child sexual abuse and describes how to effectively respond to adolescent victims of acquaintance rape.
Addresses the response to child sexual abuse. This webinar series provides information about special populations, secondary traumatic stress among providers, and collaborations with the media, among other topics.
Defines acquaintance rape, discusses the occurrence of acquaintance rape, and offers suggestions to parents on how they can protect their children.
Defines and answers commonly-asked questions about child sexual abuse. This fact sheet outlines myths and facts about child sexual abuse and provides tips to help protect children.