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.
|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.
|The Abel and Harlow Child Molestation Study||
Summary of the perpetrator and child sexual abuse study.
|That's Not Cool||
An online interactive site for youth on using technology wisely.
|Talking to Your Child About Sex||
Article with tips about talking with children about sex.
|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.
|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.
For survivors of ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture, and their allies in healing. Training and education is also available for professionals.
|Survivors of Incest Anonymous||
Provides support and resources for anyone who has been affected by child sexual abuse.
|Survivor's Guide to Filing a Civil Lawsuit: Resource Guide||
A guide to filing a civil lawsuit as a survivor of sexual abuse.
Resources on healing and recovery for anyone who has experienced trauma.
|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.
|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.
|Support for Partners||
Support and information for partners of an adult survivor of child sex abuse.
|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.
|Stop The Silence||
An organization that works to stop child sexual abuse.
|Stop It Now! UK||
Our sister site, Stop It Now! UK & Ireland.
|Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, and Exploitation (SESAME): Organization||
Organization dedicated to public awareness and prevention to address sexual safety in educational settings.
Information and resources for youth and adults about cyberbullying.
|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.
|State Statutes Seach (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
Searchable database of child abuse laws and policies by state.