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
The Bristlecone Project (

Stories of male survivors of sexual abuse, a project from Also a link to 24/7 confidential chat; online therapy also available thru USC to California residents.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Bristlecone Project, Helpline

The Advocate's Guide: Working with Parents of Children Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted (NSVRC)

Publication for sexual assault center advocates and other professionals working with families of child survivors. Includes information to share with parents.
Tags: National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Child Advocates, Trauma-Informed Parenting

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 (Planned Parenthood)

Guide for parents on talking to their children about sex and sexuality, including subtopic resources and sample questions and answers for different age groups.
Tags: Healthy Sexuality Development, Sex Education, Preschoolers, Elementary Schoolers, Teens, Teenagers, Relationships, Prevention

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

Survivorship: Organization

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, Survivorship

Survivors of Incest Anonymous: Organization

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

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

Survivor Manual

Resources on healing and recovery for anyone who has experienced trauma.
Tags: Adult, Child, Healing, Survivor, Support

Surivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

An organization of adult survivors of sexual abuse by priests and clergy, and their allies, addressing healing and justice. Chapters and groups in over 50 US cities.
Tags: Support, Self-Help

Supporting Woman Abuse Survivors as Mothers: A Resource to Support Parenting

Link to the book "Helping Children Thrive", which helps women who have survived abuse parent their children, and explains possible obstacles they may encounter and how to navigate through them.
Tags: Domestic Violence, Parenting, Professional, Training, Welfare

Support for Partners: Organization

Support and information for partners of an adult survivor of child sex abuse.
Tags: Family, Friends, Self-Help, Spouses, Support for Partners

Suffer the Children: Developing Effective Church Policies on Child Maltreatment (Jacob Wetterling Resource Center)

Newsletter focusing on best practices in faith institutions for the prevention of child sexual abuse, including staff screening and training and addressing sex offenders.
Tags: Faith-based, Synagogue, Temple, Mosque, Religious Schools, Congregations, Prevention, Reporting, JWRC, NCPTC, National Child Protection Training Center

Stop The Silence

An organization that works to stop child sexual abuse.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Advocate

Stop It Now! UK

Our sister site, Stop It Now! UK & Ireland.
Tags: Advocacy, International, Helpline, Hotline, Prevention, Treatment, Therapy

Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, and Exploitation (SESAME): Organization

Organization dedicated to public awareness and prevention to address sexual safety in educational settings.
Tags: Parents, Professional, Survivor, Sexual Abuse, Teachers, Youth, Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, and Exploitation, SESAME

Stop Cyberbullying

Information and resources for youth and adults about cyberbullying.
Tags: Canada, International, Internet, Online, Cybercrime

Statutory Rape: A Guide to State Laws and Reporting Requirements (HHS)

A guide to state laws about age of consent, statutory rape, and reporting requirements for child abuse including additional information on reporting. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Tags: Legal, Laws, Parents, Teens, Reporting, Sexual Abuse, Survivor