Library of Resources

Stop It Now! has the practical, hopeful and specialized resources adults need to prevent child sexual abuse. Follow the links below to review, download or order prevention materials or search for specialized resources.

We know that lack of information is a key barrier in taking a step to prevent child sexual abuse. That's why we've also made available a searchable database of the resources used by our Helpline staff as an additional tool for understanding child sexual abuse and taking actions to prevent it.

To find resources, enter the title, a portion of the title or any key word to bring up all relevant resources.

Titlesort descending Description
10 Ways to Teach Your Child the Skills to Prevent Sexual Abuse (Child Mind Institute)

Article dispelling myths of who abuses, who gets abused, and how; why any child may be at-risk to be abused, and what every parent should be talking to their children about from a young age -- their body and body safety. 
Tags: Education, Healthy Sexuality, Parenting, Prevention (1.855.201.2121): Organization

A network of child helplines in the US and Canada. Offers 24/7 support and assistance to children, youth and their families on all topics.
Tags: Hotline, Kids, Teens, Teenagers, Crisis Organization

Resources and help for men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Male Survivor, Support Group, Therapy, Recovery

A Parent's Guide To Protecting Kids With Intellectual Disabilities From Sexual Abuse (Psych Central)

Article about how to protect children with intellectual disabilities from experiencing child sexual abuse, focusing on treating them as sexual beings as well as providing them with good proactive and preventative education.
Tags: Healthy Sexuality, Educators, Parents, Prevention

A Very Touching Book...for Little People and for Big People

A picture book to help parents, teachers, and other adults talk to children about sexual abuse in a healthy and non-threatening way.
Tags: Recovery

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse: Organization

Information, resources, and support for adult survivors of child abuse.
Tags: Self-Help, Support Group, Recovery

Advocates for Youth: Organization

A sex education resource for adolescents, parents, and professionals.
Tags: Healthy Sexuality, Prevention, Advocacy, Training

African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect: Organization

Promotes child rights and safety in Africa through research, advocacy, and assistance to organizations focusing on child abuse and neglect.
Tags: Prevention, Professionals, International

Age of Consent: Fact and Information Page

An overview of "age of consent," related health and safety concerns, and how to find the age of consent in your country.
Tags: Legal, Advocacy, International, Sex Education, Teens, Teenagers

Age of Consent: US

Age of Consent chart for the 50 states and DC, including provisions.
Tags: Legal, Legislation, Laws

Al-Anon and Alateen: Organization

Support group for family members of people struggling with alcoholism.
Tags: Self-Help, Addiction, Substance

Alcoholics Anonymous: Organization

Support group for individuals struggling with alcoholism.
Tags: Self-Help, Addiction, Substance

Alliance Anti Traffic: Organization

Combats sexual exploitation, especially sexual abuse, prostitution and trafficking in women and children from Asia.
Tags: International, Advocacy 

American Bar Association (ABA): Organization

Resources for lawyer referrals, legal advocacy and information.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children: Organization

National organization supporting professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence.
Tags: Child Abuse, Research, Statistics and Facts

An Overview of Sex Offender Reentry: Building a Foundation for Professionals (Council of State Governments Justice Center)

Webinar on barriers and frameworks to sex offender reentry into the community.
Tags: Law Enforcement, Parole, Probation, Counselors, Therapists, Social Service Providers

ARPAN: Organization

India-based organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse.
Tags: International, Prevention, Advocacy

Assessment, Treatment, and Supervision Strategies for Professionals Working with Individuals with Sex Offense Convictions (Council of State Governments Justice Center)

"Ask the Experts" Webinar on assessment, treatment, and supervision strategies for the successful reentry of sex offenders into the community.
Tags: Professionals, Law Enforcement, Parole, Probation, Counselors, Therapists, Social Service Workers

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers: Organization

An international organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse through assessment and treatment of adults at risk of abusing.
Tags: Research, Statistics and Facts, Professionals, ATSA, Treatment, Therapy, Counseling, Abuser, Offender

Attorney Search (National Association of Counsel for Children)

Free lawyer referrals for representation of youth, by state.
Tags: Legal, Advocacy, Children, Victim Assistance, Laws