Don’t Wait: Everyday Actions to Keep Kids Safe

The most effective prevention happens before a child is harmed.  Kids are immediately safer when parents and caregivers take the time to learn about sexual abuse and its warning signs.

Freeh Report Published: Total Disregard for Children's Safety

The Special Investigative Counsel, Louis Freeh, has released his report on the investigation into how Penn State University leaders handled matters related to child sexual abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky. Their key finding of the investigation was:

"the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State. The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized."

Special Alert: Trial Verdicts

Guily Verdicts Opportunity for Prevention

As supporters of Stop It Now!, we imagine that like us, you have been following yesterday’s jury verdicts in both the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse trial and the Msgr. Lynn child endangerment trial.   In both cases, individual men have been found guilty.  Sandusky was found guilty for his actions.  Lynn was found guilty for his inaction. 

Partnership with Darkness to Light

After years of working individually at the national level, Stop It Now! and Darkness to Light have joined forces to help advance the national movement to prevent child sexual abuse. Over the next three years, we will be working together on three goals:

Research Symposium Held in Trinidad

From Adele JonesApril to May 2011, over 40 professionals from Trinidad & Tobago gathered at the University of the West Indies (St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago) for a research and practice training focused on preventing child sexual abuse.

Make April 2011 Child Sexual Abuse Prevention ACTION month

April is Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Our experience and research with adults consistently shows that adult action falls short of awareness and good intentions when it comes to preventing the sexual abuse of children.  So join with us to start taking action this month to make April 2011 Child Sexual Abuse Prevention ACTION month!

Job Openings at Stop It Now!

Please review the job descriptions and then follow the instructions below to apply.  The deadline for applications for both positions has been extended to March 11, 2011.

2010 Program Highlights

Research

Published "What Do US Adults Think About Child Sexual Abuse?" a report on our national survey results that offers a unique - and sometimes surprising - glimpse into public views on child sexual abuse prevention.

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