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 ascending Description
“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.
Tags: Bi-Lingual, Trainings, Professional

Your Life Your Voice (1.800.448.3000): Organization

Crisis helpline for youth, open 24/7, can be reached by dialing 1.800.448.3000. Will help with next steps one-on-one via phone if caller is being harmed, abused, is at-risk of harming themselves or others, or is just having trouble with a personal issue. Helpline also has email, chat (Monday thru Friday from 6p-12a CST), and text (everyday from 4p-12a CST). Text VOICE to 20121.
Tags: Abuse, Crisis, Chat, Helpline, Mental Health, Physical, Sexual, Survivor, Teen, Text, Youth, Boys Town National Hotline, Your Life Your Voice

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.
Tags: Child Survivor, International

Yes I Can

Online supports for survivors of sexual abuse, including free and facilitated online support groups.
Tags: Adult, Survivor, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence

Wounded Healer Journal

Online support community for people who have experienced trauma and abuse, as well as their partners and allies.
Tags: Adult, Child, Teen, Survivor, Professional

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.
Tags: Education, Development, Sexuality, Responsibility, Trainings

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.
Tags: Professionals, Therapists, Counselors, Psychologists, Service Providers, Child Protective Services, Social Workers, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Therapy, Recovery

Wired Safety: Organization

Internet and online safety geared to protecting children, tweens, and teens. Also, resources and articles for parents and general public.
Tags: Cyberbullying, Cybercrime, Sexting, Social Media

Where to Find Help for Your Child

Article on locating mental health and treatment resources for children and youth.
Tags: Survivor, Parents, Professional, Therapy

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?"
Tags: Therapy, Counselor, Support

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.
Tags: Parents, Healthy Sexuality, Healthy Sexual Development, Prevention, Sex Education

What Works To Promote Reentry Success: Spotlight on Youth Convicted of Sex Offenses (Council of State Governments Justice Center)

Webinar on reducing recidivism and improving outcomes for juveniles convicted of sexual offenses.
Tags: Professionals, Law Enforcement, Parole, Probation, Juvenile Offenders, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission

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.
Tags: Step-Parents, Mixed, Blended, Family

What to do If Your Child Discloses Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

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.
Tags: Child Survivor, Support, NCTSN

What is the Age of Consent?

Answers to questions about age of consent for teens and parents. By
Tags: Advocacy, Education, Legal, Law, Sex

What Every Athlete Should Know

Information for the student athlete on sexual safety and getting help.
Tags: Sports, School, Coach, Prevention, Parents

We Are Survivors: Organization

Blog for adult survivors of child abuse or neglect.
Tags: Healing, Support, Self-Help, We Are Survivors

Virtuous Pedophiles: Organization

Online site with information and support for pedophiles who are committed to children's safety and to never harming a child.
Tags: Abuser, At-Risk, Child Pornography, Sexual Offending Behavior, Treatment

Virtual Global Taskforce: Organization

Reporting internet sexual abuse crimes against children.
Tags: Crisis, Hotline, Helpline, Internet, International, Safety

Victim Assistance (Gundersen)

Resource providing legal, emotional, safety planning, and other assistance to victims of abuse and their families. 24/7 helpline available at: 1.800.325.HOPE.
Tags: Advocacy, Child Survivor, Downstream, Parents, Victim Assistance