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
Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors: Guidebooks

Guidebooks on healthy sexuality development by Toni Cavanaugh Johnson, PhD, an expert in children's sexual behaviors.
Tags: Parents, Professionals, Youth

Trevor Project Lifeline (1.866.488.7386)

Provides 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 13-24.
Tags: Helpline, Hotline, Survivor, Teens

Treatment Referrals (ATSA)

Referrals for treatment for adults or youth who have sexually offended.
Tags: At-Risk, ATSA, Child, Counseling, Professional, Sexual Behavior Problem, Therapy

Training Center: NEARI

Free trainings for professionals and families who care for children and adolescents with various emotional, intellectual, and trauma-based challenges. Formats include webinars, online workshops, and classroom training.
Tags: Healthy Development, Education, Intervention, Prevention, Parents, Sexual Abuse, Survivor, Youth

Training and Resources for Professionals

Training opportunities for professionals via The Kempe Center.
Tags: Child Abuse, Education, Prevention, Research

Towards a Better Understanding of Children's Sexual Behavior

Article about understanding the sexual behaviors of children and adolescents.
Tags: Healthy Development, Education, Parents

There's No Place Like Home...For Sex Education

Sexual development information that is age-specific, offered in English and Spanish.
Tags: Bi-Lingual, Child, Healthy Sexuality, Parents, Professional, Spanish, Teen

The Role of Law Enforcement in the Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: Fact and Information Page

This manual provides the basis for involvement that law enforcement has in responding to child abuse and neglect.
Tags: Advocacy, Investigation, Law, Legal, Prevention, Professional, Responding, Reporting, Training, Sexual Abuse, Welfare

The Role of Educators in Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect: Fact and Information Page

This manual provides the basis for the involvement that teachers, counselors, and other school personnel have in helping combat the problem of child abuse and neglect.
Tags: Advocacy, Child, Education, Prevention, Professional, Responding, Reporting, Training, Sexual Abuse, Welfare

The Investigation Process (The Mama Bear Effect)

A breakdown of the processs in the investigation of child sexual abuse.
Tags: Parents, Reporting, Child Protection Services, CPS, Child Survivor, Professionals

The Internet and Children - What's the Problem?

Information about how to keep children safe on the internet.
Tags: Cyberbullying, Cybercrime, International, Online Safety, Parents, Sexting, Social Media, Textual Harassment, United Kingdom

The Expected and the Dysfunctional: Dealing With Child-to-Child Sexual Behavior: Article

An article about early childhood development and healthy sexuality, development, and sexual behaviors in young children.
Tags: Education, Parents, Professional, Responding, Sexual Abuse, Teachers, Training

The Abel and Harlow Child Molestation Study

Summary of the perpetrator and child sexual abuse study.
Tags: Professionals, Research, Statistics and Facts

That's Not Cool

An online interactive site for youth on using technology wisely.
Tags: Cyberbullying, Cybercrime, Internet Safety, Parents, Sexting, Social Media, Teens, Tweens, Textual Harassment

Talking to Your Child About Sex

Article with tips about talking with children about sex.
Tags: Development, Education, Healthy Sexuality, Parents, Teens

Talking to Kids About Sex and Sexuality: Support and Education

Article about how to start the conversation with your child, whether they are a young child or a teenager, about sex.
Tags: Development, Education, Healthy Sexuality, Parents

Talking to Children About Physical or Sexual Abuse

Article about how to talk to your children about physical and sexual abuse, both as a preventative measure and if you suspect maltreatment.
Tags: Parents, Youth


For survivors of ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture, and their allies in healing. Training and education is also available for professionals.
Tags: Adult, Child Survivor, Sexual Abuse, Support

Survivors of Incest Anonymous

Provides support and resources for anyone who has been affected by child sexual abuse.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Healing, Self-Help, Spiritual

Survivor's Guide to Filing a Civil Lawsuit: Resource Guide

A guide to filing a civil lawsuit as a survivor of sexual abuse.
Tags: Advocacy, Law, Legal