NCAA taps Stop It Now! to Prevent Abuse
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has joined forces with Stop It Now! to offer its members resources to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. In an Open Letter to Higher Education Community, NCAA President Mark Emmert writes:
“…none of us knows how deeply issues of sexual abuse run within the education community at any level or society as a whole. But we know that one instance is more than we can bear....No individual or component within the broad education community – from grade school to graduate school – is above the expectations for teaching and protecting those in our care.”
Take Action! Read the NCAA letter and review the prevention resources below.
To Get Help
- Search the Ask Now! advice column - Review actual questions from concerned adults and learn from our Helpline guidance
- Contact the Stop It Now! Helpline - email or phone (1.888.PREVENT, check hours)
- Use the Online Help Center - Get customized, in-depth information for responding to typical situations
To Report Abuse
- Childhelp (1.800.4 A CHILD)
- RAINN (1.800.656.HOPE)
- State Child Abuse Reporting Hotlines (link)
- Local Child Advocacy Centers (link)
- In an emergency, call 911 or your local police.
Key Resources for Parents and Caregivers:
- Recognize warning signs and how to respond
- Talk to children and teens about prevention
- Create a family safety plan
- Speak up when you see warning sign behaviors- download our Let's Talk guidebook
- Learn what to ask the leaders of the programs your kids are involved in
- Ask questions about coaches and other youth leaders who show inappropriate interest in kids
- Get help for children and for adults who were sexually abused in childhood
- Read our FAQs on child sexual abuse prevention
Key Resources for Organizations and Professionals
Help for Common Situations and Questions
- Adult survivors of child sexual abuse
- Worried about a child's behaviors?
- Worried about an adult's behaviors towards a child?
- Worried about behaviors between children or children and teens?
- Worried about your own thoughts towards children?
- Online Help Center: Adult Survivor resources
- How come an adult won’t report that she was sexually abused as a child?
- I was sexually abused as a child. Am I wrong to feel so guilty because I never told anyone?
- I'm an adult survivor of child sexual abuse and want to protect my daughter from being abused.
- Warning signs of possible child sexual abuse
- When a child tells
- Online Help Center: Healing for children who have been abused
- Can therapy help my daughter recover from sexual abuse?
- What should I do if I know a child was abused but I don’t want to tear apart the family by reporting?
- How should I talk to my child if I suspect he is being abused?
- Signs That an Adult May Be At-Risk to Harm a Child
- Am I overreacting to the attention my friend pays to my daughter
- Is my father-in-law abusing my toddler?
- Are the choir director’s behaviors sexually harassing?
- Guidebook: Let's Talk (download pdf)
- Online Help Center: Adult-Child Behaviors
- Age-Appropriate Sexual Behavior
- Signs That a Child or Teen May Be At-Risk to Harm Another Child
- Online Help Center: Child to Child behaviors
- Guidebook: Do Children Sexually Abuse Other Children (download pdf)
- Is the behavior of my 3 year old son and his friend something to worry about?
- My daughter was sexual with a younger child.
- What to do when two kindergartners play a “pants down” game at school?
- Online Help Center: Concerned about yourself
- 12 Questions About Your Behavior Only You Can Answer: Do you need help?
- What is Sex Offender Treatment
- Help me with my sexual thoughts about my step-daughter.
- What should I do about my sexual thoughts about children?