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
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

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.
Tags: Prevention, Reporting, Sex Offender Registry, Crisis, Helpline

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.
Tags: Parents of Survivors, Self-Help, Support, Daily Strength Chat Boards

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.
Tags: At-Risk, Abuser, Self-Help, Partners of Sex Addicts Research Center, POSARC

Polaris: Organization

An organization fighting to eradicate trafficking and modern slavery, and restore freedom to survivors.
Tags: Policy Advocacy, Sexual Abuse, Training, Victim Assistance, Polaris

Practice Profile: Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment (

Meta-Analysis of treatment and interventions for juvenile offenders.
Tags: Professionals, Juvenile Sex Offender, Youth with Sexual Behavior Problem

Preparing Children to Testify (

An article for parents and caregivers about how to prepare your child to testify in a courtroom.
Tags: Advocacy, Custody, Law, Legal, Sexual Abuse, Survivor, Witness

Prevent Child Abuse America: Organization

An organization for the prevention of child abuse.
Tags: Advocacy, Crisis Support, Public Policy, Statistics

Preventing Abuse: Research and Resources (NSPCC)

Research and resources: child protection safeguarding information, advice, and research.
Tags: Child Sexual Abuse, Bullying, Exploitation, International, Statistics, Trafficking, UK, NSPCC