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
Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors: Guidebooks (Spanish)
Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors: Guidebooks

Guidebooks on healthy sexuality development by Toni Cavanaugh Johnson, Ph.d., an expert in children's sexual behaviors

Trevor Project Lifeline (1.866.488.7386)

Provides 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

Treatment Referrals

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

Treating Adolescent Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Article

An article about treating adolescent survivors of sexual abuse.

Trauma Resources and Referrals
Training Center: NEARI

Available trainings for professionals.

Training and Resources for Professionals
Towards a Better Understanding of Children's Sexual Behavior
There's No Place Like Home...For Sex Education

Sexual development information that is age-specific, offered in English and Spanish

The Role of Law Enforcement in the Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: Fact and Information Page

Article by Donna Pence and Charles Wilson from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Role of Educators in Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect: Fact and Information Page

This manual, designed to examine the roles that teachers, school counselors, school social workers, school nurses, special education professionals, administrators, and other school personnel have in helping maltreated children, provides the basis for the involvement of educators in combating the problem of child abuse and neglect.

The Internet and Children-What's the Problem?

Information about how to keep children safe on the internet.

The Expected and the Dysfunctional: Dealing With Child-to-Child Sexual Behavior: Article
The Decision to Report: Article

Information for the adult surivor on the reporting process.

The Abel and Harlow Child Molestation Study

Summary of the perpetrator and child sexual abuse study.
Tags: Professionals, Research, Statistics and Facts

That's Not Cool

An online interactive site for youth on using the internet and other cyber based tools safely.

Talking to Your Child About Sex: Article

Article with tips about talking with children about sex.

Talking to Kids About Sex and Sexuality: Support and Education
Talking to Children About Physical or Sexual Abuse