Abel Screening, Inc. provides this list as a public service. It is meant as a starting point for people looking for additional information and materials on child health and protection.
American Academy of Pediatrics – HealthyChildren.org
HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting website backed by 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
Through research, education, and shared learning, ATSA promotes evidence based practice, public policy and community strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC website provides respected information about health and safety.
Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute (CMRPI)
The CMRPI website provides valuable information regarding the causes of child sexual abuse, how to protect your children, and how to find quality treatment for people at-risk to sexually abuse children.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
A service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this website provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice, including resources that can be shared with families.
Child Welfare Information Gateway Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
This webpage provides information on reporting laws, mandatory reporters, and reporting procedures for all 50 states in the U.S.
Childhelp USA National Abuse Hotline
The hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and receives calls from the United States, Canada, US Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico. The hotline is staffed with professional counselors who utilize a database of thousands of emergency, social service and support resources.
The Children’s Bureau is the oldest federal agency specifically charged with the responsibility of looking after the well-being of the Nation’s children. The Bureau helps the states to deliver child welfare services such as the protection of children and the strengthening of families (child protective services), family preservation and support, foster care, adoption, and independent living.
CyberTipline – National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The CyberTipline takes reports of child sexual exploitation including the possession, manufacture, and/or distribution of child pornography; online enticement of children; child prostitution; child sex tourism; extra-familial child sexual molestation not in the family; unsolicited obscene material sent to a child; and misleading domain names, words, or digital images. The CyberTipline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Darkness to Light
Darkness to Light is a national nonprofit organization with highly-acclaimed educational materials and programs that teach adults to protect children. Darkness to Light’s mission is to diminish the incidence and impact of child sexual abuse, so that more children will grow up healthy and whole.
Lawyers for Children
A New York based non-profit corporation that provides free legal and social work services for children in foster care and to children who are involved in high conflict custody or visitation cases.
This website has research on child abuse and neglect, and includes links to information like recognizing child abuse and neglect symptoms, what to know about child abuse, and how to respond to a disclosure of child abuse. The site also includes statistics on child abuse, and information on laws and policy concerning child abuse.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
NCMEC’s mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; NCMEC also helps find missing children and assists victims of child abuse and sexual exploitation, their families and the professionals who serve them.
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures
This valuable guidebook is a free publication of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Download at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc
Stewards of Children
This child sexual abuse prevention training program, available either online or facilitator-led, is for any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children. It is also appropriate for youth-serving organizations (sports leagues, day care centers, after school programs, children’s clubs, church groups and more).
The Stop Child Molestation Book
What Ordinary People Can Do In Their Everyday Lives To Save Three Million Children
By Gene G. Abel, M.D. and Nora Harlow
The Stop Child Molestation Book has been called “groundbreaking,” “hard-hitting,” and “a must-read for every family in America.” What makes this a breakthrough book is its plan of action to put an end to child molestation. Using new facts from their study of 16,000 people, Gene G. Abel, M.D. and Nora Harlow urge families to take three powerful steps to protect their children.
Stop It Now! Online Help Center and Helpline
Concerned for the safety of a child and don’t know what to do? Looking for support on talking with others about your concerns? Need accurate information, guidance and resources? Here’s how you can get free and confidential help.
For additional survivor, prevention, and treatment resources for professionals and parents, please visit: The Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute.