To Report Concerns & Suspicions About Abuse

Child Abuse & Prevention

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect:

Stop It Now:

The Enough Abuse Campaign:

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children:

National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth:

No Place Like Home:

Joyful Heart Foundation:

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

United States Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Website:

Illuminate Colorado:

Darkness to Light:

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault:

Internet & Social Media Safety

I Keep Safe:

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Net Smartz:

Connect Safely:

Check out:
Tips and Advice

Web Wise Kids:

Enough is Enough Resource Page:

Stop Think Connect:

Common Sense Media:

Smart Social:


Sexual Behavior in Children

Understanding and Coping with Sexual Behavior Problems in Children: The National Child Stress Traumatic Stress Network

Children’s Behaviors:

Age-Appropriate Sexual Behavior:

BOOKS for Parents, Caregivers, and Survivors
  • Helping Your Child Recover From Sexual Abuse
    Written by Caren Adams & Jennifer Fay

    • The sexual abuse of a child creates a devastating family crisis. Parents want to know what to do and say to help their child, both immediately and in the long term. Helping your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse offers practical guidance for parents who courageously face the days and months after a child’ s abuse. Written in a positive, reassuring jargon-free style, it discusses each stage of a child’ s recovery. Information for parents appears on the left-hand pages; sample conversations and activities for parent and child together are on the right-hand pages. The book presents the collective wisdom of numerous parents who have been through this experience and have learned how to help their children feel stronger, safer, braver, more lovable, worthwhile, and competent. Topics covered: What to do when abuse is first disclosed; Helping a child cope with the legal system; Responding to the reactions of friends and loved ones; Children’ s reactions to abuse; How parents and children grieve differently; Rebuilding a child’ s self-esteem; Dealing with confusion about sexuality; Helping a child feel safe and in control; Typical problems at different ages; Recognizing when a child is getting better.
  • Dibs In Search of Self: The Renowned, Deeply Moving Story of an Emotionally Lost Child Who Found His Way Back
    Written by Virginia M. Axline

    • The classic of child therapy. Dibs will not talk. He will not play. He has locked himself in a very special prison. And he is alone. This is the true story of how he learned to reach out for the sunshine, for life . . . how he came to the breathless discovery of himself that brought him back to the world of other children.