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.

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

You and Your Child: For Parents of Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused - Booklet

Information 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

Wired Safety

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

Information on locating mental health and treatment resources for children.
Tags: Child, Adolescent, Survivor, Parents, Professional, Therapy

Where can I go for help?: Article

Provides 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

What To Do Now? When Step-Siblings Have Sex: Article

Information 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

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

What is the Age of Consent?

Answers to questions about age of consent for teens. By About.com.

What Every Athlete Should Know

Information for the student athlete on sexual safety and getting help

Web Wise Kids
We Are Survivors
Virtuous Pedophiles

Online site with information and support for pedophiles who are committed to children's safety and to never harming a child.
Tags: Abuse, Offender, Abuser, Treatment, Child Pornography

Virtual Global Taskforce

Reporting internet sexual abuse crimes against children.

United States Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies
Understanding the Sexual Behavior of Children: Part Two

Part two of an article by Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph. D. about the sexual behavior of children.

Understanding the Sexual Behavior of Children: Part One

Part one of an article by Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph. D. about the sexual behaviors of children.

Understanding Juvenile and Family Court

Information about the family court process.

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