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Partnerships

Since its founding in 1992, Stop It Now! has worked with local, state, national and international organizations to change the way people think about child sexual abuse and give them actions to take to protect children. Through this comprehensive community based programming we challenged communities to come together to make prevention a priority and to safeguard children’s right to freedom from sexual abuse.  

From our initial pilot projects in the United States to our partnership with our sister organization Stop It Now! UK & Ireland to our consultation with new community collaborations in emerging countries, Stop It Now! is committed to empowering adults and communities to create safe environments that ensure the wellbeing of all children. Learn more about the research and evaluation of Stop It Now! activities.

Currently, we are focusing our efforts on community based action on emerging countries based on our available funding. We are not in a position to support another organization under our umbrella at this time. However, we are in the process of developing our training and technical assistance capacity and specifically looking for funding to enable that work. To that end, we are conducting a survey to see what services are needed to strengthen our case for funding. If you would be interested in a collaboration, please take this Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programming survey. If you have funding now and would like to collaborate on a particular project, contact us. 

Stop it Now! UK & Ireland

Stop it Now! UK & Ireland is a program hosted by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation and run independently of Stop It Now! (USA).  Both Stop It Now! organizations share the philosophy and goals that were originally developed by Stop It Now! (USA). For more information, contact Stop it Now! UK & Ireland.

Stop It Now! Netherlands

The STOP iT NOW! Netherlands helpline was launched in March 2012, sponsored by the Internet Hotline (Netherlands) and der Waag, a center for outpatient forensic psychiatry - and with the help of Stop it Now! UK & Ireland.

International Helplines

The Stop It Now! Helpline has much to offer – and to learn – from our peer helplines that serve children and adults around issues of child well-being.

Since 2008 Stop It Now! has been a member of Child Helpline International (CHI), the global network of child helplines working to protect the rights of children. With 155 Members in 133 countries, CHI hears and responds to the voices of children and families in need. It is a unique global voice and change agent toward the vision of child rights and safety in all societies.  Stop It Now! brings specialized experience in child sexual abuse response and prevention to the network.

“CHI recognizes the value of the specialized information on child sexual abuse prevention offered by Stop It Now! and will continue to take advantage of opportunities to expose to the membership opportunities to increase their expertise in the topic.”  - Magdalena Aguilar, Programme Manager - Americas & Caribbean, CHI

We are also a founding member of the North American Alliance for Child Helplines (NAACH) started in 2011 by North American CHI members and spearheaded by the BeCause Foundation. Through CHI and NAACH, we have developed relationships with an international community of providers that is actively involved in improving child welfare, as well as preventing child sexual abuse.

Our goals for these partnerships are to:

  • Increase visibility and use of our Help Services by adults who have questions and concerns about preventing child sexual abuse.
  • Improve and deepen our own services through shared learning with peers.
  • Increase access to vital funding for our Help Services.

NAACH's first project was to launch a new website (121Help.me) and helpline for children, youth and adults seeking help with child safety. 121Help.me will offer support and resources to children and adults with any questions or concerns about children’s and teen’s safety and health. Similar to child helplines around the world, 121Help.me offers a single portal to reach help.

Membership in these networks has allowed Stop It Now! to benefit from the breadth of experience and technical knowledge of other member helplines. As the only member helpline exclusively serving adults, we offer a unique perspective on empowering adults to nurture and protect children. And we actively look for places where our specialization on preventing the sexual abuse of children - a challenging and taboo child welfare topic – can strengthen the work of other helplines.

International participation

Through membership in CHI, Stop It Now! is making important connections globally with other agencies that operate child-serving helplines.

Stop It Now! participates actively in CHI regional and international consultations, including taking an educational and training role at international and regional consultations in Madrid, Spain (2010) Lima, Peru (2011) and Durban, South Africa (2012).

Learn more about our international partnerships.

Community Partnerships in Emerging Countries

Stop It Now! is piloting  collaborations in emerging countries to provide support to and learn from them around planning, adopting and adapting individual program components of the Stop It Now! model.  These efforts are designed to improve the capacity of professionals and policy makers to help adults and communities insure the sexual health and safety of children through a focus on adult responsibility, primary prevention, and help for all those involved.

Collaborating Organizations 2011-2012International Partners Meeting, Trinidad

Activities

Collaborating Organizations 2010

Activities

  • Individual sessions to build shared understanding
  • Self-study analysis
  • Focus groups for professionals in child/family serving organizations
  • Sustainability planning
  • Collaborating on adaptation of Stop It Now! child sexual abuse prevention resources and materials
  • Training of professionals and community members
  • Sharing Stop It Now! Helpline best practices