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.
|From Complaint to Resolution: Understanding the Child Welfare Grievance Process||
Factsheet discusses with caregivers what to do if they feel their Child Protective Services (CPS) case was handled unfairly, if an official (judge, case manager, lawyer) may have done something unethical, including who to contact and how to air their grievances.
|Futures without Violence: Organization||
Community education, policy reform, and professional training focused on ending violence against women and children.
|GEMS: Girls Educating and Mentoring Services: Organization||
Serves girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
|Generation FIVE: Organization||
Offers information and guidelines for the use of transformative justice in addressing child sexual abuse.
|Global Government and NGO Human Trafficking Hotlines (U.S. Department of State)||
List of international contacts to report human trafficking.
|Grooming Dynamic (National Center for Victims of Crime)||
Article describing how to recognize grooming behaviors directed at children or adolescents by at-risk adults.
|Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center: Organization||
Works to end child abuse, neglect, and exploitation by providing training and education to professionals and parents.
|Harmful Sexual Behavior (Jonny Matthew)||
Specialized resource list for help for children with sexual behavior problems. Links to workbooks, DVDs, guides, articles, and more.
Definition of child sexual abuse
|Hear No Evil, See No Evil: Understanding Failure to Identify and Report Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Contexts (Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse)||
Research report on failure to report in schools and youth serving organizations, challenges, and potential best practices.
|Help In Your State (Women's Law)||
Specialized resource list by state for finding shelters, legal aid, counseling, safety planning, civil courthouse locations, contact information for sheriff departments, and more for abuse victims.
|Helping Children Develop Healthy Sexual Behavior and Attitudes (The Child Study Center)||
Article on communicating with children and youth about healthy sexuality.
|Helping Survivors of Sexual Abuse Through Labor (Gentle Birth)||
Article talking about how to support survivors of sexual abuse through labour and delivery, and possible difficulties they may encounter.
|Homeland Security Investigations Tip Form (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)||
Form to report child sexual exploitation, pornography, and sex trafficking to Homeland Security.
|How Can I Protect My Child From Sexual Assault? (RAINN)||
Recommendations for parents and guardians on preventing child sexual abuse through relationship-building with their children.
|How to Choose a Counselor or Therapist (GoodTherapy.org)||
Tips and guidelines to help choose a therapist.
|How to Understand Your Partner's (Or Your Own) Sexual Abuse History||
Article by clinicial psychologist Samantha Rodman, PhD, for adult survivors and partners of survivors of child sexual abuse. Includes actions partners can take to show support and build trust. Some language may be triggering for some survivors.
Information on international efforts to combat human trafficking.
|If Your Child May Be Harming Another Child (RAINN)||
RAINN's page describes good next steps for parents and caregivers who are concerned that their child may be sexually harming another child, including re-establishing safety in their home, looking for support, and talking to the child at-risk or who is abusing.
|iLook Both Ways: Organization||
Provides internet safety information to the community and tools and trainings for professionals.