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
Sexual Abuse in Childhood and Dental Fear - An Interview with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carmen Santos

Article discussing the link between child sexual abuse and fear of dental procedures, why one might experience it, and what can be done about it as a patient, professional, or parent.
Tags: Child Survivor, Medical

Sexual Abuse Center (Mom's Team)

A resource for parents concerning sexual safety in youth sports.
Tags: Athlete, Camp, Coach, Sexual Abuse, School, Prevention

Sexaholics Anonymous: Organization

A 12-step organization for sex addicts who want to become sexually sober.
Tags: At-Risk, Offending Behavior, Self-Help, Support, Treatment

Sex-Specific Treatment (CMRPI)

Article about sex-specific treatment for children and teenagers who are exhibiting warning signs of a sexual behavior problem. From the Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute (CMRPI).
Tags: At-Risk, Parents, Prevention, Treatment

Sex-Specific Therapy Referrals (CMRPI)

Resource listing for treatment providers specializing in sex-specific therapy. From the Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute (CMRPI).
Tags: At-Risk, Adult, Child, Offending Behavior, Sexual Problem, Treatment, Therapy

Sex or Sexual Abuse? Respect Yourself - Know the Difference (NCTSN)

Guidebook on differentiating consensual sex from sexual assault and abuse, geared toward teens. From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).
Tags: Child Survivor, Parent Resource

Sex Offender Registry Websites (FBI)

A list of offender registry websites by state provided by the FBI.
Tags: Prevention, Parenting, Community, Law, Legal

Sex Offender Registration Tips (SORT)

Tip form to notify authorities of a registered sex offender in violation complying with registration laws.
Tags: Report, Parents for Megan's Law, SORT

Sex Offender Management Policy in the United States: Strengthening Policy and Practice (Council of State Governments)

Final report from 2010 on effectiveness and challenges to sex offender management laws and policy.
Tags: Research, Statistics, Facts, Sex Offender Registry, Public Safety Brief, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Legal, Residency Restrictions, State Legislation, SORNA, CSG 

Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative (Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking)

Report on the state of research and practice in sex offender management, produced by the National Criminal Justice Association for the  Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART).
Tags: Professionals, Policymakers, Practitioners, Adult At-Risk, Abuser, Sexual Behavior Problems, Juvenille Offenders, Statistics, Law Enforcement, Recidivism, Risk Assessment, Treatment, Registry

Sex Education Resource Center (Advocates for Youth)

Resource for sex education for parents, professionals, and anyone involved in the welfare of children and teens.
Tags: Education, Healthy Development, Sexuality, Advocates for Youth

Sex and Tech: What's Really Going On? (The National Campaign)

Information and resources about technology and sex, also how to talk to teens about proper technology use.
Tags: Online, Sexting, Parents

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA): Organization

12-step support groups for adults with addictive sexual behaviors.
Tags: At-Risk, Abuser, Offending Behavior, Sexual Problem, Self-Help, Treatment, SLAA

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA): Organization

12-step support groups for adults with addictive sexual behaviors.
Tags: At-Risk, Abuser, Offending Behavior, Sexual Problem, Self-Help, Treatment, SAA

Services Available to Victims of Human Trafficking (HHS)

A resource guide of community and state-funded resources, including food, shelter, clothing, medical care, legal assistance, and job training for victims of trafficking.
Tags: Sexual Slavery, Prostitution, Victim Assistance

Scarleteen: Organization

Comprehensive sexuality information and help for teens and young adults.
Tags: Education, Healthy Development, Sexuality, Parents

Safe4Athletes: Organization

Advocacy and prevention program with resources for student athletes, parents, sports clubs, organizations.
Tags: Awareness, Children, Teens, School, Safe4Athletes, Safe 4 Athletes

Safe to Compete: Organization

Organization providing access to resources and tools to increase awareness and protect student athletes.
Tags: Advocacy, Education, School, Sexual Abuse Prevention, Parents, Professionals, NCMEC, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Safe to Compete

Safe to Compete: An Introduction to Sound Practices in Keeping Children Safer to Youth Serving Organizations (NCMEC)

Booklet with guidance, tips, and resources for making youth serving environments safer.
Tags: Advocacy, Education, School, Sexual Abuse Prevention, Parents, Professional

Safe Place: Organization

Information and help for teens dealing with difficult or crisis situations. If you’re in a crisis, text the word SAFE and your current location (address/city/state) to 69866.
Tags: Abuse, Helpline, Hotline, Prevention, Runaway, Survivor, Safe Place