Everyone has a role and responsibility in preventing child sexual abuse.
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The Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse has included below, for your reference, a series of links to various agencies, organizations, and sources of information related to the work of our Center and to the field of child sexual abuse prevention. These may include various federal, state, and local enterprises with interest in CSA prevention from a public health perspective, as well as colleagues and contributors to the Center’s work.
- American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children:
APSAC is the leading national organization supporting professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence.
- Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers:
ATSA is an international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to prevention of sexual abuse. Through research, education, and shared learning, ATSA promotes evidence-based practice, public policy and communication strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse.
- Maryland Department of Health and Human Services:
The Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) is the state’s primary social service provider, serving over one million people annually. The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City. Report suspected abuse or neglect to the local department of social services or to a local law enforcement agency.
- National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth:
This organization provides help and resources to parents, youth and professionals for healthy responses to and prevention of problematic sexual behavior of youth.
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center:
The NSVRC is a national information resource hub related to all aspects of sexual violence. NSVRC does not provide direct services to sexual assault victims but rather supports those who do.
- Stop It Now!:
Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed. They provide support, information, and resources to keep children safe and create healthier communities.
- Virtuous Pedophiles:
This organization's intention is to reduce the stigma attached to pedophilia by letting people know that a substantial number of pedophiles DO NOT molest children, and to provide peer support and information about available resources to help virtuous pedophiles remain law-abiding, and lead happy, productive lives.
These website links are provided solely as a service. The Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health do not necessarily endorse the work of these organizations, or vouch for the accuracy of the content of their websites. Link descriptions are based on information provided by each website.