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
ECPAT: UK: Organization

Organization for the prevention of child sexual exploitation and trafficking in the UK.
Tags: Sex Tourism, Advocacy, Law, Policy, Research, Child Survivor, Professionals, International

ECPAT: USA: Organization

Organization for the prevention of child sexual exploitation in the US.
Tags: Prevention, Sex Trafficking, Sex Tourism, Advocacy, Law, Policy, Professionals, Education, Training, Research, Statistics

Evaluation of Children in the Primary Care Setting When Sexual Abuse Is Suspected (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Clinical report outlining the steps that should be taken when evaluating children for signs of sexual abuse.
Tags: Professionals, Doctors, Physicians, Pediatricians, Nurses, Hospitals, Clinics, Health Care

Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation (Sexual Orientation: Science, Education, and Policy)

Information by Dr. Herek, Ph.D. about stereotypes of gay men as sexual abusers.
Tags: Research, Statistics, Facts, Professionals

Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation (UC Davis)

Article discussing the once common misperception of the link between homosexuality and child molestation by citing professional studies; also gives general information about child sexual abuse and abusers.
Tags: Child Sexual Abuse, Facts, Prevalence, Research, Statistics

Faith Trust Institute: Organization

Multifaith, multicultural training and education organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Tags: Religious, Spiritual, Interfaith, Clergy, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Advocacy, Sex Trafficking, Professionals, Community

Family Online Safety Institute: Organization

Organization focusing on internet safety through good digital parenting and public policy.
Tags: Prevention, Technology, Social Media, Online, Sexting, Professionals, Research, International

Female Sex Offenders (CSOM)

Policy and practice brief about female sex offenders.
Tags: Article, Professionals, Research, Statistics, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Registry, Center for Sex Offender Management

Female Sex Offenders: Organization

Blog focusing on female sex offenders, and survivors of female-perpetrated sexual abuse.
Tags: Research, Facts, Statistics, Adult Survivor, Adult Abuser

Fifteen Ways to Help Children Like Themselves: Article

A list of ways to build children's self-esteem and help make them less vulnerable to abuse.
Tags: Parents, Parenting Guidelines and Resources, Prevention and Advocacy

Find a Lawyer (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

Criminal attorney search feature
Tags: Offender, Legal, Laws, Referrals

Find a Sex Therapist & Sex Addiction Specialist (IITAP)

Search tool for finding sex addiction specialists.
Tags: Therapy, Counseling, Treatment, Sexual Behavior Problem, Adult at Risk, Abuser, Offender, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals

Find a Therapist (Psychology Today)

Searchable database of therapists, group therapy, and treatment centers in the US and Canada
Tags: Recovery, Child Survivor, Adult Survivor, Sexual Behavior Problems, Parents, Adult at risk, Offender, Counseling, Support, Psychology Today

Finding a Therapist - Resource Directory (MaleSurvivor)

Searchable database of professionals offering services to male survivors of sexual abuse in the US and internationally.
Tags: Recovery, Adult Survivor, Therapy, Counseling, Treatment, Canada, Australia, Germany, Spain, Israel, South Africa

Finding Therapy (Mental Health America)

Resource guide to referral sources including individual and community-based services, crisis hotlines, and professional organizations.
Tags: Therapy, Counseling, Recovery, Treatment, Child Survivor, Adult Survivor, Parents, Sexual Behavior Problems, Adult at Risk (American Bar Association)

Consumers' guide to legal help. Includes lawyer referrals and pro bono resources listed by state.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Parents, Offender, Court, ABA

Fortify: Organization

An online program meant to help both youth and adults struggling with addictions to pornography. Modules can all be done online and also has accompanying app for phone; in depth surveys, accountability partners, and addiction related articles are some of what is included in this program. Free for youth, $39 for adults.
Tags: Adult at-risk, Teens, Pornography Addiction, Self Help, Fortify Program

Fortify: Organization

A personalized multi-device program for youth and adults struggling with pornography use. Free for youth under 21, with a one-time charge for adults 21 and older.
Tags: Adults At-Risk, Offender, Internet and Online Safety, Self-Help

Free Guide and Fact Sheets for Schools and Youth Serving Organizations (The Enough Abuse Campaign)

Practical guide for strengthening child protection policies and practices, part of the "Gatekeepers for Kids" program for child sexual abuse prevention for schools and youth serving organizations.
Tags: Teachers, Principals, Students, Youth Sports, Faith Communities, Religious Organizations, Churches, Athletics, Extracurricular Programs, Training Materials

Futures without Violence: Organization

Community education, policy reform, and professional training focused on ending violence against women and children.
Tags: Prevention, Advocacy, Professionals, Sex Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse