Resources & Training

  • ¡Con golpes no! – Disciplina efectiva y amorosa para criar hijos sanos

    ¡Con golpes no! es un libro que nos recuerda que el dolor y las huellas que dejan los padres cuando maltratan a sus hijos son indelebles y no sólo causan estragos en la autoestima de los abusados, sino que terminan enseñádoles que amar significa hacer daño.

  • ¿Cómo se hace un bebé?

    What Makes a Baby is a twenty-first century children’s picture book about conception, gestation, and birth, which reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, or family composition.

  • ¿Que es Esto?

    Como explicar la sexualidad humana a los ninos pequenos? Con un lenguaje calido y divertidas ilustraciones, Que es esto? se anima a este gran desafio abordando temas fundamentales como los cuidados del cuerpo, las relaciones sexuales, la concepcion, la diversidad sexual, los metodos anticonceptivos, el embarazo, el parto, el VIH-Sida, entre muchos otros.

  • A Place For Starr: Children and Their Experience of Family Violence

    Book: In A Place for Starr, a courageous young girl tells the story of how she and her brother escape a scary home life and then how their family journeys to a peaceful, hopeful future.

  • A Terrible Thing Happened

    Book: After Sherman sees something terrible happen, he becomes anxious and angry, but when a counselor helps him talk about these emotions, he feels much better.

  • Algo Anda Mal En Mi Casa

    Libro: El nino puede reconocer tales sentimientos y tomar la decision de buscar maneras internas asi como externas de hacer frente al problema; encuenctra maneras de cuidarse y busca ayuda fuera de su casa.

  • Algo Pasó y Me Da Miedo Decirlo

    Libro: Este libro fue escrito para el nino muy joven, entre las edades de tres a siete anos, de quien se sospecha sea victima del abuso sexual o fisico. No es disenado a prevenir el abuso o a sustituir en la sicoterapeutica intensiva con estos ninos.

  • An Exceptional Children’s Guide to Touch

    Book: An Exceptional Children’s Guide to Touch explains in simple terms how to tell the difference between acceptable and inappropriate touch, thereby helping the child with special needs stay safe.

  • An Unimaginable Act: Overcoming and Preventing Child Abuse Through Erin’s Law

    Book: By sharing her personal journey through the pain she has suffered at the hands of her perpetrators, author and advocate Erin Merryn proves that one person can make a difference in the lives of others.

  • Así me siento yo

    Libro: A través de ilustraciones, texto, color y fuentes para describir la alegría, la desilusión, el enojo, la envidia y otros sentimientos que experimentan los niños, Así me siento yo usa palabras y situaciones con las que están familiarizados los niños para describir una amplia gama de emociones.

  • Asking About Sex & Growing Up: A Question-and-Answer Book for Kids

    Book: Joanna Cole’s Asking About Sex & Growing Up provides a reassuring blend of practical guidance and scientific fact for preteens and offer straightforward information on a wide variety of subjects related to sex and puberty.

  • Ati y su caja de besos

    Libro: Ati, el pequeno dragon, se encuentra emocionado por festejar el cumpleanos de su abuela. Como invitadas estan sus tias, incluyendo la temida tia Coco, quien siempre le pide que la abrace y le de besos que lo hacen sentir incomodo pues casi no lo dejan respirar.

  • Because It’s My Body!

    Book: Focusing on empowerment and prevention, this approachable book gives young children a way to reject unwanted, possibly harmful physical contact by adults and other kids.

  • Being a Girl

    Book: Friendly, funny, reassuring, and totally honest, Being a Girl is a book that mothers will wish they had read when they were younger, and the one girls will turn to again and again.

  • Bullying y abuso infantil

    “La violencia y el abuso infantil no son fenómenos que atañan solamente a la familia o a la escuela. Son problemas que nos incumben a todos”. A partir de esta premisa, Tere Vale ha escrito un texto de divulgación que perite al lector entender claramente qué es el Bullying y cómo prevenirlo.

  • Caregivers: How to Keep Lines of Communication Open

    PDF: Here are suggestions for what to do to open and maintain the lines of communication between yourself and the children in your world.

  • Caring for Yourself

    PDF: As you demonstrate self-care, your child learns by example to do the same. Both you and your child will then have more energy to deal with grief and other challenges related to child abuse.

  • Chatting with Kids About Being Online

    PDF: The best way to protect your kids online? Talk to them. While kids value the opinions of their peers, most tend to rely on their parents for help on the issues that matter most.

  • Child Physical Abuse Fact Sheet

    PDF: Children of all ages, races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds are at risk for physical abuse. Physical abuse affects both boys and girls across neighborhoods, communities, and countries around the world.

  • Clara y su sombra

    Libro: Clara ha perdido su sonrisa y no entiende muy bien por que. Siente que una sombra la sigue. Una sombra que se hace cada vez mas grande. Clara sabe que algo le sucede, pero no logra encontrar las palabras para expresarlo.

  • Cómo charlar con sus hijos sobre su comportamiento en línea

    PDF: Aunque sus niños se acerquen espontáneamente para hablar con usted, no espere a que sean ellos los que inicien la conversación.

  • Cómo Hablar para que los Adolescentes Escuchen y Cómo Escuchar para que los Adoloscentes Hablen

    Libro: Ahora, y por primera vez en español, estas aclamadas expertas a nivel internacional nos ofrecen una guía que le dará las herramientas necesarias para ayudarles a sus adolescentes.

  • Cómo Hablar para que los Niños Escuchen y Cómo Escuchar para que los Niños Hablen

    Libro: Cómo Hablar para que los Ninos Escuchen que le dará las herramientas que necesita para ser eficaz con sus hijos –y más compasivo con usted mismo.

  • Darkness to Light

    Website: Based in South Carolina, Darkness to Light is a nonprofit working to end child sexual abuse by educating, raising awareness, sharing resources, and fostering a network of committed prevention advocates.

  • Dear Corinne, Tell Somebody!

    Book: Corinne’s friend, Annie, is alarmed when Corinne suddenly becomes withdrawn and, through a series of letters, gets her to reveal her frightening secret, but then she must convince Corinne to tell someone who can help.

  • Electronic Safety for Kids

    PDF: Electronic communication and social media have become increasingly important for parents to learn about in order to ensure their child’s safety and well-being.

  • Entendiendo Los Comportamientos Sexuales En La Niñez: Lo Que Es Natural Y Saludable

    Libro: Las gráficas siguiente describen conductas sexuales de niños con inteligencia normal para ilustrar como una conducta sexual puede ser natural y saludable.

  • Feet Are Not for Kicking

    Book: In simple words and charming full-color illustrations, “Feet Are Not for Kicking” helps little ones learn to use their feet for fun, not in anger or frustration. It also includes tips for parents and caregivers on how to help toddlers be sweet with their feet.

  • Finding courage to talk about child sexual abuse

    Video: In this inspirational talk by Jill Tolles, we are challenged to find the courage to have this conversation and be a hero for the 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys who are effected by this silent epidemic.

  • GIRL: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You

    Book: An inclusive growing-up guide for teen girls with information on gender and identity, dating and romance, relationships, and sex.

  • Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys

    Book: The Body Book for Boys will provide you with the answers that will help you take care of yourself better, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to shaving, acne to voice changes, and everything in between.

  • Hands Are Not for Hitting / Las manos no son para pegar

    Book: In Hands Are Not for Hitting, little ones learn that hitting is never okay, hands can do many good things, and everyone is capable of positive, loving actions. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.

  • Healing Days: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma

    Book: Healing Days is a book designed to be used in therapy for young children and functions as an excellent resource for those who have experienced physical or sexual abuse, or other trauma. Readers will follow four children as they learn ways to cope with their own trauma.

  • How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

    Video: Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., explains how repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. Transcripción disponible en español.

  • How Does Domestic Violence Affect Children?

    PDF: Most children who live with domestic violence can recover and heal from their experiences. One of the most important factors that helps children do well after experiencing domestic violence is a strong relationship with a caring, nonviolent parent.

  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

    Book: Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish transformed parenting with their breakthrough, bestselling books Siblings Without Rivalry and How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk.

  • How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk

    Book: Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish transformed parenting with their breakthrough, bestselling books Siblings Without Rivalry and How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk.

  • I Don’t Want to Go to Justin’s House Anymore

    Book: This well-told, very short story gives parents and teachers an occasion to talk with young children about communication, personal safety, and the difference between a bad mood and abuse.

  • In Love and In Danger

    With one out of eleven high school students in the past year experiencing some form of physical abuse — being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend — young adults need to know where they can turn for help. Even more teens (as high as ninety-six percent) reported emotional and psychological abuse in their relationships.

  • Is This Normal? (Revised): MORE Girls’ Questions, Answered by the Editors of The Care & Keeping of You

    Book: This helpful resource book is filled with over 100 letters from real girls with questions about their changing bodies, and expert answers to each one.

  • Is This Normal? Girls’ Questions, Answered by the Editors of The Care & Keeping of You

    Book: This companion to The Care & Keeping of You isn’t meant to be a substitute for conversations with parents. In fact, the last chapter of the book provides helpful tips for girls talking with parents about puberty and other topics.

  • It’s Not the Stork! A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends

    Book: It’s Not the Stork! helps answer questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began.

  • It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health

    Book: In honor of its anniversary, It’s Perfectly Normal has been updated with information on subjects such as safe and savvy Internet use, gender identity, emergency contraception, and more.

  • It’s So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families

    Book: It’s So Amazing! provides the answers—with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and up in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies.

  • Journey to the Heart: 365-Day Guide to Thriving after Trauma

    Book: Written as a 365-day guide for your healing journey, Journey to the Heart considers how the truth for each day applies to your past, present, and the trauma you survived.

  • Jóvenes, enamorados y en peligro: una guía para adolescentes para librarse de una relación abusiva

    This Spanish-language edition of Barrie Levy’s acclaimed In Love and in Danger speaks to Latina teens about abusive relationships and how to break free. Real-life stories give teens the knowledge to confront dangerous situations; ways to tell if relationships are abusive; the differences between romantic, nurturing, and addictive love; the truth about why some guys abuse their girlfriends; and tips for building healthy relationships. A resource section includes community services.

  • Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care

    Book: In simple words and full-color illustrations, Kids Need to Be Safe explains why some kids move to foster homes, what foster parents do, and ways kids might feel during foster care.

  • Living Life Online | Federal Trade Commission

    PDF: Living Life Online is a resource guide for kids to learn critical thinking skills and apply them to understanding communicating online, asking essential questions: Do I know and trust who I’m dealing with – or what I’m sharing or downloading?

  • Love is Respect

    Website: Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships.

  • Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care

    Book: For many children in foster care, the answer to many questions is often maybe. Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care is a straightforward look at the issues of foster care, the questions that children ask, and the feelings that they confront.

  • Mi Cuerpo Es Mio

    Libro: Decir no y rechazar contactos desgradables no es fácil. A los niños seguros de sí mismos les cuesta menos decir lo que quieren y lo que no quieren.

  • My Body Is Private (Albert Whitman Concept Books)

    Book: A mother-child conversation introduces the topic of sexual abuse and ways to keep one’s body private.

  • National Children’s Alliance

    Website: Formed in 1988, the National Children’s Alliance has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children for more than 25 years.

  • Not in Room 204: Breaking the Silence of Abuse

    Book: Regina thinks of the secret she keeps so quiet—the one even her mom doesn’t know. This helpful book provides a tool for adults to gently discuss sexual abuse with young children.

  • Overcoming ACEs Panel Audio

    In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Children’s Center brought together a robust panel discussion: Overcoming ACEs, featuring Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP.

    The panel aired on OPB’s Think Out Loud on April 30.

  • Padres Toxicos: Legado disfuncional de una infancia

    El legado de una infancia toxica es facil de reconocer pero dificil de interiorizar y superar. Los padres dejan semillas emocionales en sus hijos. En algunas familias, estas son de respeto, amor e independen-cia, pero en otras, son de miedo, culpa y autocastigo. Si hay cierta identificacion con el segundo grupo, falta entender el legado nocivo de los padres y comprometerse a cambiar los pensamientos daninos que han marcado, dejar ir las emociones negativas que rigen la vida y reconocer que, mientras se liberen las enredaderas de la infancia, se vivira un ciclo autodestructivo.

  • Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma

    PDF: This factsheet from the Child Welfare Information Gateway discusses the nature of trauma, its effects on children and youth, and ways to help your child.

  • Protect Young Eyes

    Website: Teaching parents how to use filtering, monitoring, and intentional conversation to prevent harmful exposures with Internet-ready devices, Protect Young Eyes Protect focuses on four key areas of internet safety for kids and teens.

  • Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

    PDF: This list includes tips for caregivers on how-to develop a close, supportive relationship with your children and provide an environment for your children to talk to you about problems.

  • Sesame Street in Communities

    Website: Sesame Street in Communities features hundreds of bilingual multimedia tools to help kids and families enrich and expand their knowledge during the early years of birth through six, a critical window for brain development.

  • Sex Education: Talking to Your School-Age Child About Sex

    Website: Sex education doesn’t need to be a single tell-all discussion. Follow your child’s cues about what he or she needs to know — and when.

  • Sexual Behavior Problems in Youth

    PDF: Youth with sexual behavior problems can respond to treatment and may respond better than adults. It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible in these cases.

  • Somebody Cares: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Neglect

    Book: Useful to read with a caring adult, Somebody Cares is a book for children who have experienced parental neglect and have been taking care of many things on their own.

  • Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships

    Website: Start Strong is the largest initiative ever funded to prevent teen dating violence and abuse by teaching 11-to-14-year-olds about healthy relationships.

  • Supervision Guidelines for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems

    PDF: These recommendations are intended to increase community safety and reduce the risk of your child developing more severe, persistent behavior problems.

  • Talking to Your Young Child About Sex

    Website: Sometimes the topic or the questions may seem embarrassing, but your child needs to know there is always a reliable, honest source she can turn to for answers—you.

  • Teaching Body Safety Rules

    PDF: It is important for caregivers to talk to their children about their bodies and safety rules. This list teaches children about appropriate boundaries and to tell their caregiver if anyone violates those boundaries, which makes children less vulnerable to sexual abuse.

  • Teaching Boundaries

    PDF: Good boundaries make children less susceptible to child sexual abuse. A child who knows that their body belongs to them, who has been taught that s/he has rights, and has been able to tell grown-ups, “No, thank you, I don’t want a hug,” may be less likely to be tricked into unwanted sexual touching.

  • Teeth Are Not for Biting / Los dientes no son para morder

    Book: Teeth Are Not for Biting helps prevent toddler biting and teaches positive alternatives: chew a chewy toy, drink a cold drink, get a hug, tell a grown-up. This book also includes helpful tips for parents and caregivers in both English and Spanish.

  • That Uh-Oh Feeling: A Story about Touch

    Book: In That Uh-Oh Feeling, Claire is feeling uncomfortable about the attention her soccer coach is giving her. Too much flattery and too much contact give her that uh-oh feeling. By seeking help from others and talking about her feelings, the situation is resolved happily.

  • The Bubble Book

    PDF: Presented by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and Koin 6 News, The Bubble Book is a special coloring and activity book featuring Mik and Nero helps responsible adults teach children that each of us has a personal space “bubble” that helps keep us safe.

  • The conversation we’re not having about digital child abuse

    Video: Information Security Specialist Sebastián Bortnik discusses the issue of “grooming” — the sexual predation of children by adults on the internet. Transcripción disponible en español.

  • The Day My Daddy Lost His Temper: Empowering Kids That Have Witnessed Domestic Violence

    The Empowering Kids Series is a collection of empathically reflective stories told from the perspective of young children. These books are meant to be used by parents and mental health providers to facilitate the child’s verbalization of their feelings and experiences, thereby advancing the healing process and are aimed at validating the readers’ experiences and feelings, thereby reducing feelings of shame and isolation.

  • The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

    Book: For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the innovative and acclaimed health interventions outlined in The Deepest Well will represent vitally important hope for change.

  • The Heart and the Bottle

    Book: In The Heart and the Bottle, there is a wonder and magic to childhood. We don’t realize it at the time, of course . . . yet the adults in our lives do. They encourage us to see things in the stars, to find joy in colors and laughter as we play.

  • The Lost Children: The Boys Who Were Neglected

    Book: A traditional Blackfoot Indian tale about the creation of the Pleiades, the Bunched Stars, warns of the dangers of neglecting children. By the Caldecott Medal-winning author-illustrator of The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.

  • The Night Dad Went to Jail

    When someone you love goes to jail, you might feel lost, scared, and even mad. What do you do? No matter who your loved one is, this story can help you through the tough times.

  • The Way I Feel

    The Way I Feel uses strong, colorful, and expressive images which go along with simple verses to help children connect the word and the emotion. Your child will learn useful words, and you will have many chances to open conversations about what’s going on in her/his life.

  • Three fears about screen time for kids — and why they’re not true

    Video: Media expert Sara DeWitt envisions a future where we’re excited to see kids interacting with screens and shows us exciting ways new technologies can actually help them grow, connect and learn. Transcripción disponible en español.

  • Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

    Book: Laura van Dernoot Lipsky offers a deep and empathetic survey of the often-unrecognized toll on those working to make the world a better place.

  • Understanding Children’s Sexual Behaviors: What’s Natural and Healthy

    Book: The booklet is designed to help understand what is healthy sexual behavior and development in children up to twelve years of age in addition to what is concerning and what may be abusive sexual behavior by children.

  • Violence against women — it’s a men’s issue

    Video: Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt Ted Talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. Transcripción disponible en español.

  • What Makes a Baby

    What Makes a Baby is a twenty-first century children’s picture book about conception, gestation, and birth, which reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, or family composition.

  • Why domestic violence victims don’t leave

    Video: Leslie Morgan Steiner tells the story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence. Transcripción disponible en español.

  • Words Are Not for Hurting / Las palabras no son para lastimar

    Book: Words Are Not for Hurting guides toddlers to choose words that are helpful instead of hurtful and to say “I’m sorry” when hurtful words come out before kids can stop them. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.