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
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 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

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

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

Support and information for partners of an adult survivor of child sex abuse.
Tags: Self-Help

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

State Statutes Seach (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

Searchable database of child abuse laws and policies by state.
Tags: Legal, Advocacy, Reporting, Child Protective Services, CPS, Adult Survivor, Child Survivor, Statutes

State Liason Officers for Child Abuse and Neglect (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

A listing of liason officers by state.
Tags: Child Protective Services, Reporting, Welfare

State Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Numbers (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

A listing of phone numbers by state to call and report child abuse.
Tags: Reporting, Child Protective Services, CPS, Hotline, Child Welfare Information Gateway

South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Abuse - Booklet

A booklet for parents and other non-offending caregivers of children who have been sexually abused on caring for themselves and the family.
Tags: Adolescent, Australia, International, Survivor, Youth

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