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.

Titlesort ascending Description
Parenting Safe Children
Parenting Children Surviving Sexual Abuse: Article

Article by Michael Merrick, M.S., L.M.S.W. and Betsy Allen, M.A., L.M.S.W.

Parenting a Child who has been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents

Information to help parents of sexually abused children respond to their children in healthy parenting ways

Parental Guidance
Parent's Sex Ed Center

Expert advice for parents to communicate accurately with their children about sexuality and sexual topics

Parent's Guide to Internet Safety and Sexuality: Resource Guide

Youth oriented resource for safety on the internet

Parent's Guide to Internet Safety (FBI): Resource Guide

An online pamphlet highlighting safety strategies to keep children and youth safe with cyber-based media.

Pandora's Project
Out of Bounds: Sexual Abuse in Sports

Psychology Today blog post with advice and tips for observing coaches and other’s behaviors.
Tags: Sports, Athletics, Parents, Extracurricular Activities, School, Kids, Teens, Prevention

Operation Predator - Targeting child exploitation and sexual crimes: Homeland Security Fact and Information Page
Online support group for parents of abused children - TAALK

Online weekly support group for parents whose children have been sexually abused.

No Hay Lugar Como el Hogar

Sex education for pre-K through 12th grade.

New Hope for Sex Offender Treatment: Article

Article by Karen Kersting about how research suggests psychological treatment helps reduce recidivism among convicted sex offenders.

Netsmartz Workshop: An Interactive Educational Resource

An interactive educational resoruce for parents, teens, and kids about internet safety.


Online training workshops.

Nationwide Referral for Sex Offender Treatment

Referrals for treatment for adults or youth who have sexually offended.

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline (1.800.331.9474)

 Peer advocates available 24/7 to support teens with concerns about dating violence

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1.800.273.TALK )

24 hr support and asssitance for anyone feeling depressed, overwhelmed or suicidal.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) - UK
National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE)

Nationwide referrals for specialized counseling and support groups. Hotline (1.800.656.4673) routes calls to local sex assault crisis centers for resources and referrals. Spanish available