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
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, Youth Serving Organizations

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.
Tags: Prevention, Reporting, Sex Offenders, Child Pornography, Sex Tourism, Law Enforcement, Victim Identification Program, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Professionals, Parents

Online Support Group for Parents of Abused Children (TAALK)

Online weekly support group for parents whose children have been sexually abused.
Tags: Child Survivor, Healing, Recovery, Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids

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.
Tags: Healthy Sexuality Development, Prevention, Training, Kids, Teens, Tweens, Teenagers

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.
Tags: Professionals, Adult at Risk, Prevention, Training

Netsmartz Workshop: An Interactive Educational Resource: Organization

An interactive educational resource for parents and guardians, teens, kids, and professionals about internet safety.
Tags: Online Safety, Prevention, Law Enforcement, Educators, Tweens, Children, Technology, Social Networking, Cyberbullying, Social Media

NEARI Press: Organization

Publications and online training workshops for professionals.
Tags: Child Survivor, Adult Survivor, Adult at Risk, Recovery, Offender, Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems, Healthy Sexual Development

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 ): Organization

24 hr support and asssitance for anyone feeling depressed, overwhelmed or suicidal.
Tags: Crisis, Hotline, Helpline, Child Survivor, Adult Survivor, Adult At Risk, Offender, Youth with Sexual Behavior Problem, Counseling, Recovery, Healing

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) - UK: Organization

UK-based services and information for families and professionals, including helplines for children and adults.
Tags: Advocacy, Crisis, Trainings, Therapy, Treatment, Healing, Recovery, Reporting, Bullying, Child Abuse, Neglect, Child Sexual Abuse, Exploitation, Trafficking, Grooming, United Kingdom, International

National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE) (RAINN)

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.
Tags: Helpline, Adult Survivor, Child Survivor, Parents, Intervention, Healing, Recovery, Treatment, Counseling, Rape Abuse & Incest National Network

National Runaway Safeline (1.800.RUNAWAY): Organization

Crisis line for youth thinking about running away, for youth already on the run and for adults worried about a runaway.  24/7 help available.
Tags: Parents, Child Survivor, Teenagers, Adolescents, Educators, Hotline, Helpline

National Reentry Resource Center: Organization

Clearinghouse of information, trainings, and technical assistance on prisoner reentry.
Tags: Offender, Professionals, Recidivism, Research, Law Enforcement, Policy, Corrections, Sexual Behavior Problems

National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children
National Parent Helpline (1.855.4A.PARENT): Organization

Helpline and resource connection for parent and caregiver support. Operates M-F 10AM-7PM PST.
Tags: Crisis, Hotline, Parenting, Prevention

National Organization for Victim Assistance: Organization

Information, resources and referrals for victim advocacy and resources
Tags: Child Survivor, Adult Survivor, Parents, Professionals, Training, Crime, Crisis Response Team, NOVA

National Juvenile Justice Network: Organization

Provides assistance to organizations and involved or at-risk youth and families to create a more just, fair, and developmentally appropriate justice system for youth.
Tags: Professionals, Sexual Behavior Problems, Legal, Law, Advocacy, Policy, Prevention, Youth Leadership, Publications, Research

National Human Trafficking Hotline (1.888.3737.888) (Polaris)

National toll-free hotline to report trafficking or connect with anti-trafficking services, 24/7, available in 200 languages.
Tags: Crisis, Helpline, Adult Survivor, Sex Trafficking, Reporting

National Foster Parent Association: Organization

Support for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents nationally.
Tags: Professionals, Education, Training, Advocacy, Legal, Law, Parenting

National Domestic Violence Hotline (1.800.799.SAFE): Organization

National call center refers to local resources; Spanish plus 160 other languages available; no caller ID used.
Tags: Crisis, Helpline