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.
|“She did WHAT?” “He said WHAT?” How to respond to the sexual behaviors of children||
A resource for understanding sexual behavior and sexual development in children. Available in both English and Spanish.
|You and Your Child: For Parents of Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused (DHSA)||
Booklet from The Department of Human Services in Australia for parents and non-offending caregivers of children who have been sexually abused.
|Yes I Can||
Online supports for survivors of sexual abuse, including free and facilitated online support groups.
|Wounded Healer Journal||
Online support community for people who have experienced trauma and abuse, as well as their partners and allies.
|Working with Young Children: Using Teachable Moments to Respond to Children's Questions and Behaviors about their Bodies: Article||
Information on teaching healthy sexuality to school-aged children, and how to talk to children about their bodies and appropriate boundaries.
|Working with Nonoffending Caregivers of Children That Have Been Sexually Abused (Research & Advocacy Digest)||
Article on working with nonoffending parents, their unique issues, research and recommendations for practitioners.
|Wired Safety: Organization||
Internet and online safety geared to protecting children, tweens, and teens. Also, resources and articles for parents and general public.
|Where to Find Help for Your Child||
Article on locating mental health and treatment resources for children and youth.
|Where can I go for help? (Mental Health America)||
Article providing description of mental health clinicians and treatment styles. Also helps answer the questions: "Where do I go for help?" and "What kind of professional is right for me?"
|When Toddlers Touch Themselves: The Best Way to Handle a Touchy Situation (What To Expect)||
Article on why toddlers masturbate and how to address it.
|What To Do Now? When Step-Siblings Have Sex||
Article addressing the concerns of step-siblings having romantic feelings for one another, and how to deal with these issues as a family. Also explored are ways of talking to your children, setting boundaries, and going over house rules and guidelines.
|What to do If Your Child Discloses Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers||
A helpful guide for parents and caregivers on what disclosure is and what you can do to help your child if they tell you they have been sexually abused.
|What is the Age of Consent?||
Answers to questions about age of consent for teens and parents. By About.com.
|What Every Athlete Should Know||
Information for the student athlete on sexual safety and getting help.
|We Are Survivors||
Blog for adult survivors of child abuse or neglect.
|Virtuous Pedophiles: Organization||
Online site with information and support for pedophiles who are committed to children's safety and to never harming a child.
|Virtual Global Taskforce: Organization||
Reporting internet sexual abuse crimes against children.
|United States Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies||
National information of hotlines and resources for domestic violence.
|Understanding the Sexual Behavior of Children: Part Two||
Part two of an article by Toni Cavanagh Johnson, PhD, about the sexual behavior of children and youth.
|Understanding the Sexual Behavior of Children: Part One||
Part one of an article by Toni Cavanagh Johnson, PhD, about the sexual behaviors of children and youth.