Comprehensive Listing of Resources and Links

Below is a wide-ranging list of resources located in the USA compiled by our Helpline staff for responding to a broad range of concerns.

As with all resources listed on our website, the missions and strategies of the organizations listed in this guide do not always reflect the views of Stop It Now!. Listing in this guide does not constitute an endorsement or verification by Stop It Now! of the information, services or products advertised or provided (see Terms of Use). Organizational information was accurate at the time of compilation. Updates to this online listing occur periodically. If you know of an organization that should be listed, please contact us.

Abused Child Recovery

Understanding Child Sexual Abuse - by the American Psychological Association
Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute - reading list
Childhelp USA - national referral and resource hotline
Helping Traumatized Children: A Brief Overview for Caregivers - by the Child Trauma Academy
National Center for Victims of Crime - referrals and various resources
The National Children's Alliance - advocacy center directory
Parenting the Sexually Abused Child - Child Welfare Information Gateway
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) - crisis center directory
Treating Adolescent Survivors of Sexual Abuse - featured on Athealth.com

Adult Survivor Resources

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - online survivor help
Black Sexual Abuse Survivors - national online support for African-Americans
Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute - adult and teen survivor booklist
Darkness to Light - support organizations list
isurvive.org- online forum
Making Daughters Safe Again  - information on sexual abuse by women
1in6.org - resources for men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood
Male Survivor - guide to finding a therapist
Male Survivor - support, treatment and advocacy
National Sexual Violence Resource Center - list of US sexual assault coalitions
North American Freedom Foundation (NAFF) - information, support, and advocacy
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) - crisis center directory
Recovered Memories of Sexual Abuse - by Jim Hopper, Ph.D.
Survivors of Incest Anonymous - survivor support groups
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) - support, education and advocacy
The Recovered Memory Project - case information and scholarly resources
The Survivor Manual - resources on healing and recovery
The Wounded Healer Journal - resources for partners and alliesi of survivors

Child Abuse Prevention Organizations

Darkness to Light
Generation FIVE - prevention advocacy
Massachusetts Citizens for Children (MCC) - child advocacy
The National Children's Alliance - advocacy center directory
Parents Anonymous - child abuse prevention
Prevent Child Abuse America - awareness, advocacy and education
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-Serving Organizations - by the CDC
Ramifications - educator sexual misconduct

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Darkness to Light - intervention training
Generation FIVE - prevention advocacy
Committee for Children - personal safety curriculum pre-K through 3rd grade
Good Touch/Bad Touch - in-school program pre-K through 6th grade
International Center for Assault Prevention
- in-school programs pre-K through 12th grades
Kempe Center - for professionals
NEARI - for professionals and caregivers of at-risk youth
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont -pre-k, middle school programs

Understanding the Problem of Child Sexual Abuse

ACT for KIDS - reading list
Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute - reading list
Mothers Against Sexual Abuse - reading list
The New England Adolescent Research Institute (NEARI) - catalog of professional treatment resources
The Safer Society Foundation - catalog of prevention and treatment publications
Boundaries (Fireside-Parkside Recovery Book) - by Anne Katherine
Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day - by Anne Katherine

Children & Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems (SBP)

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) - contact for referrals
Children with SBP
- ATSA
National Adolescent Perpetration Network (NAPN)
- specialized treatment network
National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) - fact sheets and publications
National Center on Sexual Behavior or Youth (NCSBY) - FAQ's
National Juvenile Justice Network - state advocacy for youth and families
Safer Society Foundation - referral helpline
Understanding the Sexual Behavior of Children: Part One
- by Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D.
Understanding the Sexual Behavior of Children: Part Two - by Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D.

Children & Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems (SBP) Books & Publications

Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute - reading list
NEARI Press - books on treatment of high-risk children and youth
Safer Society Press - books on education, risk-assessment and treatment
Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D. - homepage and order form

Crisis Links & Hotlines

Boys & Girls Town National Hotline - for parents and youth
Child Helpline International - hotline directory
Childhelp USA - national abuse hotline for youth
Covenant House Nineline - hotline for youth
Feminist Majority Foundation - hotline directory
Kids Help Phone - counseling hotline for Canadian youth
National Domestic Violence Hotline - resources and online help
National Runaway Switchboard - help for parents and youth
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - for adults and youth
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline - help for youth
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) - crisis center directory
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
- online hotline
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - resource directory

Disability-Related Resources & Prevention Education

ACT for KIDS - resources for safety of deaf youth
Advocates for Youth - sex education resources for disabled youth
Asperger Syndrome Education Network (ASPEN) - education, support and advocacy
CAN do! Project - youth disability and abuse outreach
Deaf Hope - online help for deaf survivors
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - information and resources directory
PMT Consultants - resources for adults
Victims of Crime with Disabilities Resource Guide - resource database

Disability-Related Books

Asperger's Syndrome And Sexuality: From Adolescence Through Adulthood - by Isabelle Henault
Blue Tower Online Store - books about sexuality and disability for adults and youth
Footprints: Steps to a Healthy Life - by Hansen, M.S.W & Kahn, M.S.W.
Sex, Sexuality And The Autism Spectrum - by Wendy Lawson
Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters with Intellectual Disabilities
- by Schwier & Hingsburger

Domestic Violence Resources

Family Violence Prevention Fund - programs and advocacy
Hot Peach Pages
- national and international directory
National Domestic Violence Hotline - coalition directory
National Domestic Violence Hotline - for adults and youth

Faith Community Resources

The Awareness Center, Inc. - for Jewish communities
BishopAccountability.org
- accused priests list
Faith Trust Institute
- training and education
Keeping Kids Safe Ministries - training and consultations for Christian communities
The New England Adolescent Research Institute (NEARI)
- online training for faith-based communities
The Religious Institute - sexuality education materials
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) - support, education and advocacy
Keeping Children Safe in Congregations - Unitarian Universalist Association

Family Resources

Support for Alcoholism Recovery

Al-Anon and Alateen - hotline for adults and youth
Alcoholics Anonymous - support
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - resource directory

Support for Foster & Adoptive Households

Circle of Parents - support groups and resources
National Foster Parent Association
- organization directory
Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents - Child Welfare Information Gateway
Parenting Children Surviving Sexual Abuse - by Merrick, MS, LMSW and Allen, MA, LMSW
Parents United International - chapter directory

Support for Households of Sex Offenders

Citizens for Second Chances - online resources
Healing Wives
- for partners of sex offenders
RestoredOne's - offender recovery

Healthy Sexuality Education

Advocates for Youth - for families
Advocates for Youth
- for parents
American Academy of Pediatrics - for parents and youth
Bathing & Showering
- by D. Hafner
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy - sex and technology
No Place Like Home for Sex Education - Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon
SIECUS - information and education

Books for Healthy Sexuality & Prevention

A Very Touching Book...for Little People and for Big People - by Hindman and Novak
From Diapers to Dating - by D. Hafner
Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D. - pamphlets and books

Internet

Internet Crime Reporting

Cybertipline - national reporting hotline
Cybertip!ca - Canada
INHOPE - international reporting
Virtual Global Taskforce
- international reporting

Internet Safety Resources

ConnectSafely - open forum and resources
Common Sense Media
- for parents
Crimes Against Children Research Center - prevention strategies
Cyber-Safety - comprehensive website
FBI Publications - for parents
Look Both Ways- online education and counseling
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy - sex and technology
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) - sexual exploitation information
Netsmartz Workshop (NCMEC) - interactive educational resource
Parental Guidance.org - internet filtering software
Web Wise Kids - for adults and youth
Wired Kids, Inc - education, support and prevention
Wired Safety - cyberbullying
Wired Safety - information and resources

Pornography Addiction & Recovery

Center for Internet Addiction Recovery - support and information
Cybersexualaddiction.com - awareness and recovery resources
CROGA - for addicts and professionals
Internet Behavior Consulting (IBC) - online resources, books and counseling directory
Internet Behavior Consulting (IBC) - recovery workbook
NSPCC - child pornography research
Patrick Carnes - books
Sexual Recovery Institute - online resources and support
The Internet and Children - What's the Problem - by Stop it Now, UK

Legal Resources

Laws on Age of Consent for Sex

Age of Consent Laws - description and laws by country and state
What is the Age of Consent? - by About.com

Attorneys & Prosecution

American Bar Association - legal resources by state
American Bar Association - pro bono lawyer directory
American Bar Association - training and education on child-related law
California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC) - visitation guidelines
The Child Welfare Information Gateway - liaison officer directory
Custody Cases: Protecting Your Child from Sexual Abuse - by Arlaine Rockey, Attorney at Law
eJustice - criminal defense attorney directory
Justice For Children - court advocacy and discussion of cases
Legal Services Corporation - legal assistance directory
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect - by Susan Smith, Atty. at Law
National Association of Counsel for Children - family law attorney referrals and information
National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) - Attorneys General by state
National Association of Counsel for Children - FAQ's for parents
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) - member directory
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) - preparing children to testify
National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) - advocacy in existing court cases
National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) - advocacy for children in the welfare system
National District Attorneys Association - child abuse investigation and prosecution
The Role of Law Enforcement in the Response to Child Abuse and Neglect - by Pence and Wilson
Trial in a Box: How to Do Your Own Trial or Hearing - by Robin Yeaman
Understanding Juvenile and Family Court - by the ChildTrauma Academy

National Child Advocacy Center Listings

The National Children's Alliance - advocacy center directory

Professional Resources - Medical, Legal, Clinical

American Bar Association - training and education on child-related law
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) - training for professionals
Child Abuse Evaluation and Treatment
- by SUNY Upstate Medical University
Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute - reading list
Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute - training on
Child Welfare League of America - training for professionals working with abused children
International Association of Forensic Nurses - forensic program directory
International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) - training, education and advocacy
Jim Hopper, Ph.D. - statistics, research and recovery
Kempe Center - training on working with youth with sexual behavior problems
National Adolescent Perpetration Network (NAPN) - treating sexually abusive youth
National Child Protection Training Center - training for professionals working with abused children
National Children's Advocacy Center - training for professionals working with abused children
National Children's Alliance - training for professionals working with abused children
NEARI - training for professionals and caregivers of at-risk youth
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont - training programs for pre-k and middle school
The New England Adolescent Research Institute (NEARI) - catalog of professional treatment resources
Sidran Institute
- PTSD and dissociation resources
The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute - for mental health professionals

 

Sex Offender Registries, Notification & Management

Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) - comprehensive website
Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) - information inquiry and exchange
FBI - national sex offender registries
National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) - state registration laws
Pedophiles & Child Molesters: The Differences - by the ATSA
ReformSexOffenderLaws.org - support hotline and advocacy
US Dept. of Justice - national sex offender registryi

Reporting, Disclosure & Investigations

Childhelp USA - reporting hotline directory
Child Sexual Abuse: Intervention and Treatment Issues - by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The National Children's Alliance - advocacy center directory
Sexual Assault Resource Service (SARS) - nurse examiner and response team directory

Reporting Laws & Statutes

The Child Welfare Information Gateway (CWIG) - laws and policies
Clergy as Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect - Child Welfare Information Gateway
Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect - Child Welfare Information Gateway
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect
- by Susan Smith, Atty. of Law.

Reporting Numbers

The Child Welfare Information Gateway - toll-free phone number directory
Childhelp USA - information, support and referral hotline
Cybertipline - national reporting hotline for internet concerns
FBI - online tip reporting
FBI - field office directory

Research & Statistics

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) - assessment and intervention
California Coalition on Sex Offending
- article database
Center for Sex Offender Management - articles on sex offender definitions, management and treatment
Child Abuse: Statistics, Research, and Resources for Recovery 
- Jim Hopper, Ph.D.
Child Trauma Academy - articles for caregivers and professionals
Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC) - sexual abuse facts
Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation - by Dr. Herek, Ph.D.
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy - sex and technology
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) - sexual exploitation prevention plan
Recidivism of Sex Offenders - by the CSOM
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - child abuse and neglecti
U.S. Department of Justice - juvenile sex offender bibliography

Prostitution, Trafficking & International Child Exploitation Prevention

ChildTrafficking.com - library and resources
DAYA - helpline for South Asian families
ECPAT UK - protection of children's rights
HumanTrafficking.org - trafficking in U.S., East Asia, and other countries
International Labour Organization - trafficking in Asia
The Lola Greene Baldwin Foundation for Recovery
- for service providers
The SAGE Project - awareness, outreach and services
Wired Kids, Inc. - internet-related child exploitation

Ritual Abuse

North American Freedom Foundation - information, support and advocacy
Survivorship - resources and support

Runaways

National Runaway Switchboard - for adults and youth
National Safe Place - for teens

School Settings - Resources for Education Professionals

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-Serving Organizations - by the CDC
Ramifications - educator sexual misconduct
The Role of Educators in Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect - by the Office on Child Abuse and Neglecti
Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct and Exploitation (S.E.S.A.M.E.) - resources and advocacy

Sex Offender Therapy & Recovery Information

Female Abusers

Female Sex Offenders - by the CSOM
Making Daughters Safe Again - for survivors

Treatment Referrals

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) - contact for referrals
Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute - sex specific therapist directory
International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO) - treatment information and publications
Making Daughters Safe Again  - information on sexual abuse by women
New Hope For Sex Offender Treatment - by Karen Kersting
Pedophiles and Child Molesters: The Differences - by ATSA
The Recovered Memory Project - case information and scholarly resources
Safer Society Foundation
- referral helpline
Sex Abuse Treatment Alliance - for incarcerated offenders and their families
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) - 12-step program
Sex Help - sex addiction recovery resources
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) - therapist and treatment facility directory
Stop It Now! MN - FAQs on treatment
Ten Things You Should Know About Sex Offenders and Treatment - by ATSA

Spanish Language Resources/en español

Act for Kids - reading materials for parents and youth
Hot Peaches Pages
- domestic violence information
No Hay Lugar Como el Hogar/There's No Place Like Home - sex education pre-K through 12th grade
Centro de Justicia para Mujeres/Women's Justice Center, California - domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse

Suicide

American Association of Suicidology - intervention, prevention and research
If You are Thinking About Suicide, Read This First - by Metanoia.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - hotline for prevention, treatment and referrals
SuicideHotlines.com - International hotline directory

Vicarious Trauma Resources

Molly Dragiewicz - articles and links
Transforming the Pain: A Workbook on Vicarious Traumatization - by Laurie Anne Pearlman and Karen W. Saakvitne