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.

Title Description
Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute: Organization

Information on the prevention and response to child sexual abuse, includes resources for treatment and healing.
Tags: Parents, Professionals, Children, Recovery, Support, Child Survivor, Adult Survivor, Education, Abuser, Sex Offender, Behavior Problems, Training, Treatment, Therapy, Intervention, Resources

Child Sexual Abuse: Coping with the Emotional Stress of the Legal System (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

Guidebook on helping children and adolescents cope with stress while involved in legal action.
Tags: Parenting, Law, Courts, Investigation, Trial, NCTSN

Child Sexual Abuse: Resiliency and Prevention (Advocates for Youth)

Article describing factors contributing to sex abuse recovery for youth.
Tags: Child Survivor, Research, Statistics and Facts, Prevention, Parents, Professionals, Advocates for Youth, AFY

Child Trafficking Digital Library

International library of information related to child trafficking.
Tags: Professional, Research, Policy, Education, Prevention, Articles

Child Welfare Information Gateway

National clearinghouse of publications and resources related to laws on child abuse and neglect.
Tags: Policy, Advocacy, Parents, Professionals, Prevention, Reporting, Legal, State

Childhelp (1.800.4ACHILD): Organization

Provides 24/7 assistance in 170 languages to adults, children and youth with information and questions regarding child abuse. All calls are anonymous and confidential. 
Tags: Hotline, Helpline, Kids, Teens, Parents, Reporting, Crisis

Children with Sexual Behavior Problems (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers)

Facts and information page about Children with Sexual Behavior Problems.
Tags: Statistics, Parents, Kids, Teens, Adolescents, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, ATSA

Children with Sexual Behavior Problems: Common Misconceptions vs. Current Findings (NCBSY)

Clears up common misconceptions of children with sexual behavior problems, and discusses facts presented from current knowledge.
Tags: Myths, Parents, Professionals, Educators, Statistics, Stats, Sexually Harmful Youth, National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth, NCSBY

Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants - Sex Offenders Restored Through Treatment (CURE-SORT): Organization

Information, resources, and referrals for adults offending or at-risk to offend.
Tags: Abuser, Offending Behavior, Sexual Problem, Treatment, Therapy, CURE-SORT

Clergy as Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary of State Laws

State statutes fact sheet with information on when and in what states clergy members (including priests, rabbis, ministers, and other religious practitioners) are required to report child abuse. 
Tags: Faith-Based, Religion, Community, Adults, Policy, Legal, Laws, Reporting

Club Care Campaign: USA Gymnastics

USA gymnastic's program to keep children and youth safe in extra-curricular and competitive gymnastic's environments.
Tags: Athletics, Youth Sports, Parents, Professionals, Coaches, School Administrators

Coalition To Abolish Slavery (CAST): Organization

Organization advocating to abolish slavery and human trafficking, and provides assistance and support to survivors including therapy, shelter, and legal help. Hotline can be reached at: 1.888.KEY.2.FRE(EDOM) or 1.888.539.2373
Tags: Helpline, Prevention, Public Policy, Coalition to Abolish Slavery, CAST

Codependents of Sex Addicts

Support group for people whose lives have been affected by a loved one's compulsive sexual behaviors or sex addiction.
Tags: Self-Help, Abuser, Offender, Recovery 

Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Trafficking of Children and Youth: A Prevention and Intervention Resource Guide for Educators, Parents and Community Members (

Guide for educators, parents, and community members in preventing, recognizing, responding to, and intervening with children who are being trafficked sexually. Focus on children as victims of a crime, not perpetrators. Includes definitions of terms, warning signs, reporting methods, and organizations (Washington-based) that can help.
Tags: Child Sex Tourism, Prevention, Professional, Prostitution, K12,

Committee for Children Child Protection Resources for Families

Facts, videos, and information for families about keeping kids safe from child sexual abuse.
Tags: Prevention, Protection, Healthy Sexuality, Parenting, Committee for Children

Common Sense Media

Advice for parents about keeping kids safe online. Also includes articles and research about privacy and internet safety.
Tags: Prevention, Children, Teens, Social Media, Technology

Connect Safely: Organization

Webpage for parents, teens, educators, advocates, and concerned adults about the impact of the social Web. Safety tips available in Spanish.
Tags: Professionals, Internet Safety, Prevention, Kids, Children, Social Media, Technology

Consumers Guide to Therapist Shopping

Empowering and informative discussion about the process of choosing professional support for adult survivors of sexual abuse.  Appropriate for both men and women.
Tags: Recovery, Therapy, Therapist, Counseling, Counselor, Treatment

Coping with the Shock of Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

Information for families, individuals and professionals addressing sex abuse behaviors among family members
Tags: Incest, Siblings, Family, Sex Abuse, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, NCTSN

Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA): Organization

A network of trained volunteers representing the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings.
Tags: Legal, Trial, Foster Care, Advocacy, Child Survivor