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.
|Parents for Megan's Law and the Crime Victims Center||
Committed to providing information to victims about available support and resources, as well as accessing information about registered sex offenders. Maintains a Helpline to answer questions about sex offender registration. 1.800.ASK. PFML (7367)
|Parents for Megan's Law (1.888.ASK.PFML) and the Crime Victim's Center: Organization||
Provides a 24 hr hotline (1.800.ASK.PFML or 1.631.689.2672), support, information and victim advocacy services to help answer questions about sex offenders and children's safety. Also has links to sex offender registry and for reporting sex offenders.
|Parents Anonymous: Organization||
Organization dedicated to strengthening the family and preventing child abuse and neglect. Also has a helpline for parents, providing emotional support from a trained advocate: 1.855.4APARENT or 1.855.427.2736
|Parenting Safe Children: Organization||
Workshops for parents and professionals on keeping children safe from sexual abuse.
|Parenting Children Surviving Sexual Abuse (Surviving Child Sexual Abuse)||
Article by Michael Merrick, M.S., L.M.S.W. and Betsy Allen, M.A., L.M.S.W.
|Parenting as a Survivor (The Mama Bear Effect)||
Guide to potential triggers of parenting for adult survivors of child sexual abuse and how to cope with them.
|Parenting a Sexually Abused Child (Children's Health Network)||
Brief guide to potential behavior problems in survivors of child sexual abuse, why children may act this way, and healthy ways to support a child through them.
|Parenting a Child who has been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
Information to help parents of sexually abused children respond to their children in healthy parenting ways
|Parental Guidance: Organization||
Consumer's guide to internet filtering software.
|Parent's Sex Ed Center (Advocates For Youth)||
Expert advice for parents to communicate accurately with their children about sexuality and sexual topics
|Parent's Guide to Internet Safety and Sexuality (Advocates For Youth)||
Guide to communicating with youth about internet safety, including explanations of routine and popular online activities.
|Parent's Guide to Internet Safety (FBI)||
An online pamphlet highlighting safety strategies to keep children and youth safe with cyber-based media.
Online peer support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.
|Out of Bounds: Sexual Abuse in Sports (Psychology Today)||
Blog post with advice and tips for observing coaches and other’s behaviors.
|Operation Predator - Targeting child exploitation and sexual crimes (Department of Homeland Security)||
Fact sheet about US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations initiative combating the sexual exploitation of children.
|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 (Advocates For Youth)||
Spanish-language sex education for parents and children pre-K through 12th grade./Educación sexual para padres e hijos en Español.
|New Hope for Sex Offender Treatment (American Psychological Association)||
Article by Karen Kersting about how research suggests psychological treatment helps reduce recidivism among convicted sex offenders.
|Netsmartz Workshop: An Interactive Educational Resource: Organization||
An interactive educational resource for parents and guardians, teens, kids, and professionals about internet safety.
|NEARI Press: Organization||
Publications and online training workshops for professionals.