Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse is a consumer-focused resource kit that contains information and fact sheets for parents, caregivers, and adolescents.
The kit 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. Also included is advice on how to cope with the shock of intrafamilial abuse and with the emotional impact of legal involvement in sexual abuse cases.
Caring for Kids provides adolescents with information about the prevalence of acquaintance rape and tips to help reduce their risk for abuse. It also offers guidance on what to do if they are a victim of acquaintance rape including disclosure, medical attention, and professional counseling.
Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse (PDF)  is available as a single large PDF file in both English and Español , and as the individual components listed below.
This online presentation addresses myths and facts regarding child sexual abuse and provides practical personal safety education for professionals to give to children and teens. Participants will also learn about adolescent acquaintance rape and responding to teens who have been victims of acquaintance rape. The presentation is archived at the NCTSN Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma . 
Questions and Answers (PDF) with Judith Cohen, MD, an expert on child sexual abuse.
Children's knowledge about sexuality varies with developmental age and across families and cultures. This brief examines some of the factors that influence this knowledge. It also offers suggestions to clinicians on how they may work with children who have been sexually abused or who are exhibiting inappropriate sexual behavior in a way that respects those differences. Download
Culture and Trauma Brief (Vol 3, No 1)  (PDF) 
The Promise of Trauma-focused Therapy for Childhood Sexual Abuse   was developed to provide information about the impact of child sexual abuse, to emphasize the importance of including parents/caretakers in treatment, and to highlight the need for children in therapy to learn specific skills to deal with what has happened to them and to talk about the details of their sexually abusive experiences.
This video is targeted primarily to individuals who refer sexually abused children to therapists. It is also useful for parents and caretakers of sexually abused children and therapists who treat sexually abused children.
Trauma-focused Therapy for Childhood Sexual Abuse: Talking Points
a. Building skills at the start of treatment, which will help a child deal with difficult feelings and cope with stress. The child can then use these skills for rest of his or her life to manage stressful experiences and situations.
b. Involving the parent or caregiver in the treatment process.
c. Encouraging the child to talk directly about the sexual abuse by developing a trauma narrative.
a. Do you have experience in treating sexually abused children and their families?
b. Do you offer treatments for sexually abused children that have been studied and have been demonstrated to be effective?
c. Are you familiar with and have you used trauma-focused therapy with sexually abused children?
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This page  gathers together resources for parents, professionals, policy makers, and communities about the profound impact that sexual violence has on men, women, and children.