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
MaleSurvivor: Organization

Support, treatment, and advocacy for male survivors of abuse.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Parents, Professionals, Therapy, Workshops, Trainings, Self-Help, Support Groups

Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

Fact sheet summarizing state laws regarding mandated reporting, including discussion of confidentiality and standards for reporting.
Tags: Professionals, Parents, Legal, Advocacy, Prevention, Intervention, Child Protective Services, CPS

Massachusetts Citizens for Children: Organization

State-based advocacy group promoting children's rights in Massachusetts through community education and mobilization, including the Enough Abuse campaign against child sexual abuse.
Tags: MassKids, Parents, Professionals 

Mental Health Services Locator (SAMHSA)

Resource directory to locate mental health services across the US.
Tags: Healing, Professional, Survivor, Treatment, Therapy

Mothers Against Sexual Abuse: Organization

Education and resources for survivors and their families.
Tags: Parents, Professionals, Adult Survivor, Advocacy, Legislation, MASA

Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (Circle of Moms)

An online community of parents and caregivers whose children have been sexually abused.
Tags: Support Group

Mothers of Sexually Abused Children: Organization

An online resource and support site for mothers whose child or children have been sexually abused.
Tags: Parents, Support Group, Prevention, Intervention, Child Survivor, MOSAC

National Adolescent Perpetration Network (Kempe Foundation)

Network of professionals working together to prevent children and adolescents from developing abusive and sexually harmful behaviors.
Tags: Research, Statistics, Data, Training, Conferences, Sexual Behavior Problems, University of Colorado School of Medicine 

National Association for Counsel of Children: Organization

Professional resource for attorneys involved in child welfare, juvenile justice, and custody issues.
Tags: Lawyers, Legal, Victim Assistance, Laws

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: Organization

Support, information and resources for adult survivors of sexual abuse.
Tags: Support Group, Recovery, Healing, Victim

National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards: Organization

State by state guide of victim compensation boards to help with medical, transportation, emergency and other costs attributed to crime.
Tags: Financial Assistance

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: Organization

Information and resources for locating missing children, and preventing and responding to child sexual exploitation.
Tags: Laws, Legal, Advocacy, Hotline, Training

National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse (National District Attorneys Association)

Assists prosecuters and allied professionals in the prosecution and prevention of child victimization.
Tags: Advocacy, Law, Legal, Trainings, Conferences, Publications, Research, NCPCA, NDAA

National Center for Victims of Crime: Organization

Directory available of local victim assistance resources, including legal, financial and emotional supports and services.
Tags: Financial Assistance, Lawyers, Attorneys, Emergency

National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth: Organization

National training and technical assistance to assist youth with problematic sexual behavior.
Tags: Treatment, Support, Parenting, Juvenile Offender, Research, Professionals, National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth, NCSBY

National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Organization

Network of providers, researchers, and families improving care for traumatized children by providing education, research, and resources. Information also available in Spanish.
Tags: Professionals, Parents, Educators, Child Survivor, Prevention, Intervention, Healing, Recovery, Trainings, Conferences

National Children's Advocacy Center: Organization

Provides child abuse recognition trainings to professionals nationally, and intervention and prevention services to children and families in Alabama.
Tags: Prevention, Intervention, Conferences, Speakers, Victim Assistance, Child Survivor, Parents, NCAC

National Children's Alliance: Organization

Community based and professional assistance through member organizations of the Children's Alliance.  Provides forensic interviews, treatment, medical examinations and more using a team and family-driven model.
Tags: Child Survivor, Parents, Professionals, Trainings, Intervention, Victim Assistance, Advocacy

National Crime Victim Bar Association Victim Legal Justice: Information
National Domestic Violence Hotline (1.800.799.SAFE): Organization

National call center refers to local resources; Spanish plus 160 other languages available; no caller ID used.
Tags: Crisis, Helpline