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.
|Parent's Guide to Internet Safety (FBI)||
An online pamphlet highlighting safety strategies to keep children and youth safe with cyber-based media.
|Parent's Guide to Internet Safety and Sexuality (Advocates For Youth)||
Guide to communicating with youth about internet safety, including explanations of routine and popular online activities.
|Parent's Sex Ed Center (Advocates For Youth)||
Expert advice for parents to communicate accurately with their children about sexuality and sexual topics
|Parental Guidance: Organization||
Consumer's guide to internet filtering software.
|Parenting a Child who has been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
Information to help parents of sexually abused children respond to their children in healthy parenting ways
|Parenting Children Surviving Sexual Abuse (Surviving Child Sexual Abuse)||
Article by Michael Merrick, M.S., L.M.S.W. and Betsy Allen, M.A., L.M.S.W.
|Parenting Safe Children: Organization||
Workshops for parents and professionals on keeping children safe from sexual abuse.
|Parents Anonymous: Organization||
Organization dedicated to strengthening the family and preventing child abuse and neglect. Also has a helpline for parents, providing emotional support from a trained advocate: 1.855.4APARENT or 1.855.427.2736
|Parents for Megan's Law (1.888.ASK.PFML) and the Crime Victim's Center: Organization||
Provides a 24 hr hotline (1.800.ASK.PFML or 1.631.689.2672), support, information and victim advocacy services to help answer questions about sex offenders and children's safety. Also has links to sex offender registry and for reporting sex offenders.
|Parents for Megan's Law and the Crime Victims Center||
Committed to providing information to victims about available support and resources, as well as accessing information about registered sex offenders. Maintains a Helpline to answer questions about sex offender registration. 1.800.ASK. PFML (7367)
|Parents Whose Children Have Been Sexually Abused (Daily Strength Chat Boards)||
Online chat board for non-offending parents and caregivers of a child who has been sexually abused. This site is not professionally managed or facilitated.
|Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center (POSARC): Organization||
A privately run website and coaching resource with online information for partners of adults with sex addiction. Lists national support groups.
An organization fighting to eradicate trafficking and modern slavery, and restore freedom to survivors.
|Preparing Children to Testify (Hawaii.gov)||
An article for parents and caregivers about how to prepare your child to testify in a courtroom.
|Prevent Child Abuse America: Organization||
An organization for the prevention of child abuse.
|Preventing Abuse: Research and Resources (NSPCC)||
Research and resources: child protection safeguarding information, advice, and research.
|Preventing Child Maltreatment: A Guide to Taking Action and Generating Evidence (WHO)||
A comprehensive guide for law enforcement, social workers, medical personnel, and other professionals on how to define, prevent, and detect child abuse, and how to provide resources to victims and their families.
|Preventing Child Sexual Abuse within Youth-Serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures (CDC)||
A guide published by the Center for Disease and Control and Prevention with information about creating safe enviroments for children and teens in youth serving institutions and organizations.
|Promoting Awareness/Victim Empowerment (PAVE): Organization||
Promoting social awareness and outreach programming for survivors of sexual abuse.
|Protecting Children from Sexual Overstimulation (Lucy Daniel's Institute)||
An article for parents and caregivers about how to protect children from overstimulation.