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.
|How to Choose a Counselor or Therapist (GoodTherapy.org)||
Tips and guidelines to help choose a therapist.
|How Can I Protect My Child From Sexual Assault? (RAINN)||
Recommendations for parents and guardians on preventing child sexual abuse through relationship-building with their children.
|Homeland Security Investigations Tip Form (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)||
Form to report child sexual exploitation, pornography, and sex trafficking to Homeland Security.
|Helping Survivors of Sexual Abuse Through Labor (Gentle Birth)||
Article talking about how to support survivors of sexual abuse through labour and delivery, and possible difficulties they may encounter.
|Helping Children Develop Healthy Sexual Behavior and Attitudes (The Child Study Center)||
Article on communicating with children and youth about healthy sexuality.
Definition of child sexual abuse
|Harmful Sexual Behavior (Jonny Matthew)||
Specialized resource list for help for children with sexual behavior problems. Links to workbooks, DVDs, guides, articles, and more.
|Gunderson National Child Protection Training Center: Organization||
Works to end child abuse, neglect, and exploitation by providing training and education to professionals and parents.
|Grooming Dynamic (National Center for Victims of Crime)||
Article describing how to recognize grooming behaviors directed at children or adolescents by at-risk adults.
|Global Government and NGO Human Trafficking Hotlines (U.S. Department of State)||
List of international contacts to report human trafficking.
|Generation FIVE: Organization||
Offers information and guidelines for the use of transformative justice in addressing child sexual abuse.
|GEMS: Girls Educating and Mentoring Services: Organization||
Serves girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
|Futures without Violence: Organization||
Community education, policy reform, and professional training focused on ending violence against women and children.
|FindLegalHelp.org (American Bar Association)||
Consumers' guide to legal help. Includes lawyer referrals and pro bono resources listed by state.
|Finding Therapy (Mental Health America)||
Resource guide to referral sources including individual and community-based services, crisis hotlines, and professional organizations.
|Finding a Therapist - Resource Directory (MaleSurvivor)||
Searchable database of professionals offering services to male survivors of sexual abuse in the US and internationally.
|Find a Therapist (Psychology Today)||
Searchable database of therapists, group therapy, and treatment centers in the US and Canada
|Find a Sex Therapist & Sex Addiction Specialist (IITAP)||
Search tool for finding sex addiction specialists.
|Find a Lawyer (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)||
Criminal attorney search feature
|Fifteen Ways to Help Children Like Themselves: Article||
A list of ways to build children's self-esteem and help make them less vulnerable to abuse.