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.

Titlesort descending Description
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1.800.273.TALK ): Organization

24 hr support and asssitance for anyone feeling depressed, overwhelmed or suicidal.
Tags: Crisis, Hotline, Helpline, Child Survivor, Adult Survivor, Adult At Risk, Offender, Youth with Sexual Behavior Problem, Counseling, Recovery, Healing

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline (1.800.331.9474)

 Peer advocates available 24/7 to support teens with concerns about dating violence

NEARI Press: Organization

Publications and online training workshops for professionals.
Tags: Child Survivor, Adult Survivor, Adult at Risk, Recovery, Offender, Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems, Healthy Sexual Development

Netsmartz Workshop: An Interactive Educational Resource: Organization

An interactive educational resource for parents and guardians, teens, kids, and professionals about internet safety.
Tags: Online Safety, Prevention, Law Enforcement, Educators, Tweens, Children, Technology, Social Networking, Cyberbullying, Social Media

New Hope for Sex Offender Treatment (American Psychological Association)

Article by Karen Kersting about how research suggests psychological treatment helps reduce recidivism among convicted sex offenders.
Tags: Professionals, Adult at Risk, Prevention, Training

No Hay Lugar Como el Hogar (Advocates For Youth)

Spanish-language sex education for parents and children pre-K through 12th grade./Educación sexual para padres e hijos en Español.
Tags: Healthy Sexuality Development, Prevention, Training, Kids, Teens, Tweens, Teenagers

Online Support Group for Parents of Abused Children (TAALK)

Online weekly support group for parents whose children have been sexually abused.
Tags: Child Survivor, Healing, Recovery, Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids

Operation Predator - Targeting child exploitation and sexual crimes (Department of Homeland Security)

Fact sheet about US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations initiative combating the sexual exploitation of children.
Tags: Prevention, Reporting, Sex Offenders, Child Pornography, Sex Tourism, Law Enforcement, Victim Identification Program, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Professionals, Parents

Out of Bounds: Sexual Abuse in Sports (Psychology Today)

Blog post with advice and tips for observing coaches and other’s behaviors.
Tags: Sports, Athletics, Parents, Extracurricular Activities, School, Kids, Teens, Prevention, Youth Serving Organizations

Pandora's Project

Online peer support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.
Tags: Adult Survivor, Support Group, Parents, Recovery, Healing

Parent's Guide to Internet Safety (FBI)

An online pamphlet highlighting safety strategies to keep children and youth safe with cyber-based media.
Tags: Prevention, Technology, Parents, Social Networking, Social 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.
Tags: Prevention, Parents, Teens, Tweens, Teenagers, Social Networking, Social Media, Technology

Parent's Sex Ed Center (Advocates For Youth)

Expert advice for parents to communicate accurately with their children about sexuality and sexual topics
Tags: Healthy Sexuality Development, Prevention, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Teenagers, Sex Education

Parental Guidance: Organization

Consumer's guide to internet filtering software.
Tags: Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parents, Prevention

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
Tags: Child Survivor, Professionals, Recovery, Healing, Counseling, Therapy, Healthy Sexuality Development

Parenting a Sexually Abused Child (Children's Health Network)

Brief guide to potential behavior problems in survivors of child sexual abuse, why children may act this way, and healthy ways to support a child through them.
Tags: Parents, Child Survivor, Recovery, Pediatric Advisor

Parenting as a Survivor (The Mama Bear Effect)

Guide to potential triggers of parenting for adult survivors of child sexual abuse and how to cope with them.
Tags: Recovery, Parents, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Prevention

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.
Tags: Child Survivor, Parents, Recovery, Healing, Intervention

Parenting Safe Children: Organization

Workshops for parents and professionals on keeping children safe from sexual abuse.
Tags: Trainings, Prevention, Advocacy, Publications, Schools, Youth Serving Organizations

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
Tags: Advocacy, Helpline, Prevention, Support, Training, Parents Anonymous

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