Bibliography of Resources by Topic: child abuse

This bibliography includes references to books, video and curricula that aim to inform the public about sexual violence and its aftermath.

This is often a difficult topic to discuss and to learn about. We hope that this list will prove useful to individuals and groups searching for information on this topic. These lists are provided for information purposes only. The Arizona Department of Health Services and the University of Arizona do not specifically endorse the materials listed herein. For more information about a specific resource please contact the listed publisher or distributor directly.

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Preventing Child and Youth Sexual Harassment, Abuse, and Assault: A Resource for Iowa Families
Provides information on resources and approaches to prevent sexual violence. Includes a 42-page resource guide. Available in web-based format as a PDF document (free).
Author:
Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development
Release Date Year:
2006
Language:
English
Media Type:
Curricula
Target Audience:
Parents, Schools
Publisher/Producer:
Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development
Releated Topics:
Prevention and Intervention of Sexual Violence in Schools: Talking About “It”
Discusses the problem of sexual violence in schools, approaches and strategies to prevention and changing behaviors, what to do after an incident, how to start a dialogue about sexual violence, and resources. Includes a 27-page booklet. Available in web-based format as a PDF document (free).
Author:
Cordelia Anderson
Language:
English
Media Type:
Curricula
Target Audience:
Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers, Schools
Publisher/Producer:
Releated Topics:
Searching for Angela Shelton
This documentary follows Angela Shelton (filmmaker) as she travels across the country to discover that 24 out of 40 women that share the name Angela Shelton have also experienced sexual violence in their lifetime. DVD
Author:
Angela Shelton
Release Date Year:
2004
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
Angela Shelton
Releated Topics:
Gonna Make it Music video
Lyrics focus on incest and drugs facilitate sexual assault. 4-minute VHS or DVD. Rap music performed by J-Saint and Kelly B.
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Releated Topics:
El Problema con Los Secretos / The Trouble with Secrets
Focuses on teaching children the difference between good secrets and bad secrets. Also helps children understand how to respond to difficult situations. This is a 32-page book for children (ages 3 to 8).
Author:
Karen Johnson
Language:
Spanish
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Children
Publisher/Producer:
Parenting Press
Releated Topics:
Mi Cuerpo Es Mio / It’s My Body
Provides a description of how adults can talk to children about sexual abuse in a manner that children can understand and feel comfortable. This is a 32-page book for children (ages 3-8). Book teaches two “touching codes” for children to use in uneasy situations.
Author:
Lory Freeman
Language:
Spanish
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Adults, Children
Publisher/Producer:
Parenting Press
Releated Topics:
Early Childhood Healthy Sexuality and Abuse Prevention Training of Trainers
Certifies trainers in two programs (Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development & Care for Kids: A Healthy Sexuality and Abuse Prevention Program) that may help prevent child sexual abuse. Training workshops required for curriculum use. Please contact RCastle@pcavt.org for more information.
Author:
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
Release Date Year:
2010
Language:
English
Media Type:
Curricula
Target Audience:
Caretakers, Parents
Publisher/Producer:
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
Releated Topics:
Una Visión Desde Las Sombras: Abuse Sexual Infantil en la Communidad Hispana Volume 4
Educating Hispanic parents to identify child sexual abuse and how to intervene. 18-minute video available in VHS or DVD format
Release Date Year:
2001
Language:
Spanish, English subtitles
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Hispanic community
Publisher/Producer:
GOLDPITT Productions
Stolen Lives: Children in the Sex Trade
Child prostitution in North America from the perspective of teens involved in the sex trade. 47-minute VHS
Release Date Year:
1999
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Adolescents, Adults
Publisher/Producer:
From Still Water Pictures, Inc.
Una Visión Desde Las Sombras: Abuse Sexual Infantil en la Communidad Hispana Volume 4
Educating Hispanic parents to identify child sexual abuse and how to intervene. 18-minute video available in VHS or DVD format. Spanish with English subtitles
Release Date Year:
2001
Language:
Spanish
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Hispanic community
Publisher/Producer:
GOLDPITT Productions
Releated Topics:
Strong at the Heart: How it Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse
Describes personal experiences of men and women who have suffered sexual abuse and the process of healing from their abuse. Reading level: young adults. 176-page book
Author:
Carolyn Lehman
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2005
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Survivors
Publisher/Producer:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Releated Topics:
Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors: What's Natural and Healthy
Provides general characteristics of children that have inappropriate sexual behaviors, charts on sexuality (K-4th grade), ways to identify if a child has been sexually abused, and how to get help for children with sexual behavior problems. Online course available on the provided website. 44-page booklet
Author:
Toni Cavanagh Johnson
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Parents, Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers, Schools
Publisher/Producer:
Releated Topics:
Three Kinds of Touches
Children learn how to be safe by distinguishing between different types of touch. Available in Braille.
Author:
Jane Buchanan
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Children
Publisher/Producer:
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Releated Topics:
The Trouble with Secrets
Focuses on teaching children the difference between good secrets and bad secrets. Also helps children understand how to respond to difficult situations. 32-page book for children (ages 3 to 8)
Author:
Karen Johnson
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Children
Publisher/Producer:
Parenting Press
Releated Topics:
It’s My Body
Provides a description of how adults can talk to children about sexual abuse in a manner that children can understand and feel comfortable. 32-page book for children (ages 3-8). Book teaches two “touching codes” for children to use in uneasy situations.
Author:
Lory Freeman
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Adults, Children
Publisher/Producer:
Parenting Press
Releated Topics:
Tres Formas de Tocar / Three Kinds of Touches
Children learn how to be safe by distinguishing between different types of touch.
Author:
Jane Buchanan
Language:
Spanish
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Children
Publisher/Producer:
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Releated Topics:
The Working with Men & Boys to Prevent Gender-Based Violence Tool Kit
A 10-lesson plan for men and boys designed to prevent gender-based violence. It provides readings, case studies, handouts, exercises, and other resources as well as community-building tools. Toolkit available in web-based format as an HTML document.
Author:
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Release Date Year:
2004
Language:
English
Media Type:
Curricula
Target Audience:
Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers
Publisher/Producer:
Releated Topics:
Girl Power!
A prevention/education curricula highlighting the association between sexual assault and drug and alcohol abuse. Covers identity, diversity, communication, decision-making, drug and alcohol prevention, and sexual assault prevention. Intended to increase girls’ skills to promote personal safety in their lives.
Release Date Year:
2001
Language:
English
Media Type:
Curricula
Target Audience:
Pre-teens
Publisher/Producer:
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Releated Topics:
Reaching Out to Communities of Faith
Manual is designed to encourage dialog between religious communities and rape crisis service providers in order to better serve victims. Includes relationship-building techniques, policies for reducing the risk of child sexual abuse in congregation, and clergy training programs. 87-page manual.
Author:
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
Release Date Year:
2003
Language:
English
Media Type:
Curricula
Target Audience:
Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers
Publisher/Producer:
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Releated Topics:
A View From the Shadows: Talking About Child Sex Abuse (Vol. III)
Child sexual abuse in the African American community. 25-minute video available in VHS or DVD format.
Release Date Year:
2001
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Parents, Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers
Publisher/Producer:
GOLDPITT Productions
Behind the Screens: Child Sex Abuse on the Internet
How to protect children through interviews with victims, parents, and experts. 16-minute DVD
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2002
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
Releated Topics:
The Safe Touch Rule
A fun video teaching children how to stay safe. 9-minute video
Release Date Year:
2001
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Children, Parents
Publisher/Producer:
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Releated Topics:
The Children We Sacrifice
Analysis of the social contributions and consequences, harmful effects, and healing strategies regarding child sexual abuse of South Asian girls. 61-minute video
Author:
Grace Poore
Release Date Year:
2000
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
Shakti Productions
Releated Topics:
Healing from the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Journey for Women
Provides guidance to recognizing traumatic effects of child sexual abuse and handling controversial issues of memories, disclosure, and reporting. 264-page book
Author:
Karen A. Duncan
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2004
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
Praeger Publishers
Releated Topics:
Steps to Healthy Touching Activities to Help Kids Understand and Control Their Problems with Touching
A therapy tool consisting of an interactive workbook with drawing and writing activities that focuses on children that demonstrate sexually inappropriate behaviors. The format is based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. 128-page workbook
Author:
Carolyn Cunningham and Kee MacFarlane
Release Date Year:
2003
Language:
English
Media Type:
Curricula
Target Audience:
High school, Pre-teens
Publisher/Producer:
JIST Publishing
Releated Topics:
Steps to Healthy Touching Counselor's/Teacher's Guide
This supplemental guide to the Steps to Healthy Touching workbook provides tips for working with children with sexually abusive or inappropriate behavior. Discussion topics and questions for parents are also included. 16-page manual
Author:
Kee MacFarlane and Carolyn Cunningham
Release Date Year:
2003
Language:
English
Media Type:
Curricula
Target Audience:
Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers
Publisher/Producer:
JIST Publishing
Releated Topics:
Three Kinds of Touches Curriculum
A companion piece to the Three Kinds of Touches book, this curriculum focuses on Safe, Ouch, and Uh-Oh touches. Includes fun activities for children, classroom presentations, parent workshops, a teacher in-service, take-home materials, and program evaluations.
Release Date Year:
2001
Language:
English
Media Type:
Curricula
Target Audience:
Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers
Publisher/Producer:
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Releated Topics:
Child Sexual Abuse: Its Scope and Our Failure

Proposes that policies, programs, and statutes in place to address child sexual abuse fail to eliminate the problem due to a lack of empirically grounded knowledge and practice. 320-page book

Author:
Rebecca M Bolen
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2002
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Healthcare providers, Law enforcement, Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers
Publisher/Producer:
Springer
Releated Topics:
Critical Issues in Child Sexual Abuse: Historical, Legal, and Psychological Perspectives
A summary book of current knowledge in several specific areas of childhood abuse. 232-page book
Author:
John R. Conte
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2002
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
Sage Publications
Releated Topics:
Trauma and Sexuality: The Effects of Childhood Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Abuse on Sexuality and Identity
An examination of the effects of childhood trauma on sexual orientation and behavior. 150-page book
Author:
James A. Chu (editor) and Elizabeth S. Bowman (editor)
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2003
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers
Publisher/Producer:
Haworth Press
Releated Topics:
Psychological Assessment of Sexually Abused Children and Their Families
Offers interview formats, checklists, and measures to assist clinicians in the assessment of children and adolescents who have been sexually abused and their parents. 384-page book
Author:
William N. Friedrich
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2001
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers
Publisher/Producer:
Sage Publications
Releated Topics:
Mother-Daughter Incest: A Guide for Helping Professionals
Mother-daughter incest as seen from the perceptions and reactions of victims. 202-page book
Author:
Beverly A. Ogilvie
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2004
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Forensic practitioners / medical providers, Healthcare providers, Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers
Publisher/Producer:
Haworth Press
Releated Topics:
Sexual Assault: The Victims, the Perpetrators, and the Criminal Justice System
An overview of sexual assault from a criminal justice perspective with chapters that include areas such as drug facilitated sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual abuse of the elderly, sex offender treatment and public policy concerning sex offenders. 376-page book
Author:
Frances P. Reddington and Betsy Wright Kreisel
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2004
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
Carolina Academic Press
Releated Topics:
Sexualized Violence against Women and Children: A Psychology and Law Perspective
Examines the intersection of clinical and legal perspectives on sexual violence to assist mental health clinicians serve in criminal or civil proceedings. 300-page book
Author:
Edited by B. J. Cling
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2004
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers
Publisher/Producer:
Guilford Publications
Releated Topics:
Sexual Violence: Policies, Practices, and Challenges in the United States and Canada
An evaluation of current criminal justice responses, policies, and practices regarding sexual violence focusing on methodological and ideological issues, rape law reform, social contexts of sexual assault, and community responses. 256-page book
Author:
James F. Hodgson and Debra S. Kelley
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2001
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
Praeger Publishers
Releated Topics:
Male Victims of Same-Sex Abuse
A resource book about the sexual trauma of boys and men. 60-page book
Author:
John M. Preble and A. Nicholas Groth
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2002
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers
Publisher/Producer:
Sidran Press
Releated Topics:
Preventing Violence in Relationships: Interventions Across the Life Span
Focuses on the development of healthy interpersonal relationships skills to prevent relationship violence, particularly during childhood. 289-page book
Author:
Paul A. Schewe (editor)
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2002
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers, Researchers
Publisher/Producer:
American Psychological Association
Releated Topics:
From Child Sexual Abuse to Adult Sexual Risk: Trauma, Revictimization, and Intervention
Examines the relation between child sexual abuse and adult sexual health outcomes, such as unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV infection, and adult sexual violence. 346-page book
Author:
Linda J. Koenig (editor), Lynda S. Doll (editor), Ann O'Leary (editor), and Willo Pequegnat (editor)
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2003
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
American Psychological Association
Releated Topics:
The Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse in the United States
A book examining the varied and conflicting incidence and prevalence rates of rape and child sexual abuse in the United States. 336-page book
Author:
Dianne E.H. Russell and Rebecca M. Bolen
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2000
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
Sage Publications
Releated Topics:
It Happened to Me: A Teen's Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse

Handbook to help teens recovering from sexual trauma develop healthy emotional responses, self-images, beliefs, and interpersonal communication skills.

Author:
William Lee Carter
Available From:
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Adolescents
Publisher/Producer:
New Harbinger Publications
Releated Topics:
Medical, Legal, and Social Science Aspects of Child Sexual Exploitation: A Comprehensive Review of Pornography, Prostitution, and Internet Crimes
Investigates Internet crimes against children from a multidisciplinary approach, providing insight into victims and perpetrators with guidelines for prosecution and strategies for prevention. Book (2 volume set), 1300 pages.
Author:
Sharon Cooper, Angelo Giardino, Victor Vieth, and Nancy Kellogg
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2005
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Healthcare providers, Law enforcement, Parents, Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers
Publisher/Producer:
G.W. Medical Publishing
Releated Topics:
Investigating Child Exploitation and Pornography: The Internet, Law and Forensic Science
A thorough book providing historical, legal, technical, and social background for the laws covering child exploitation and pornography. 320-page book
Author:
Monique Ferraro and Eoghan Casey
Release Date Year:
2004
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Forensic practitioners / medical providers, Law enforcement
Publisher/Producer:
Elsevier
Releated Topics: