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
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

FindLegalHelp.org (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

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

GEMS: Girls Educating and Mentoring Services: Organization

Serves girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
Tags: Child Survivor, Teens, Adolescents, Young Adult, Recovery, Prevention, Intervention, Advocacy, Referrals, Research, Victim Assistance, Training, Professionals

Generation FIVE: Organization

Offers information and guidelines for the use of transformative justice in addressing child sexual abuse.
Tags: Prevention, Recovery, Training, Community, Professionals

Global Government and NGO Human Trafficking Hotlines (U.S. Department of State)

List of international contacts to report human trafficking.
Tags: Reporting, Sex Trafficking, Crisis, Helpline, Exploitation, Victim Assistance

Grooming Dynamic (National Center for Victims of Crime)

Article describing how to recognize grooming behaviors directed at children or adolescents by at-risk adults.
Tags: Education, Parents, Prevention

Gunderson National Child Protection Training Center: Organization

Works to end child abuse, neglect, and exploitation by providing training and education to professionals and parents.
Tags: Prevention, Advocacy, Webinars, Publications, Conferences, NCPTC

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