Defines key terms, including consent and coercion, and offers guidance to parents related to dating violence and sexual assault.
The following resources on Sexual Abuse were developed by the NCTSN.
Defines key terms, including consent and coercion, and offers guidance to teens related to dating violence and sexual assault.
Discusses sexual assault that occurs within the context of ongoing relationships and those that occur in a one-time interaction (e.g., at a party, among casual acquaintances, friends who are not in an ongoing intimate/romantic relationship).
Provides information to parents and caregivers about keeping children safe online. This fact sheet describes why sexting is not smart and how sexts can be used to hurt or bully.
Provides a short glossary of relevant terms and a chart delineating the continuums of sex, gender, and sexual orientation.
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.