What We Do

Programs

Prevention Education
Help Services
Community Outreach
Prevention Advocacy
Research

Our programs work to move beyond just addressing the impact of child sexual abuse to seek out the root causes and identify ways to prevent abuse before a child is harmed. We also address situations where there is a risk for harm or where harm has likely occurred.

Before a child is harmed…Stop It Now!

  • Provides information about setting standards for respectful behavior in our families, with friends and in the community that promote healthy, safe relationships that protect children.
  • Advocates for a social and policy climate where every adult is committed to the idea “We will not tolerate the sexual abuse of children.”
  • Conducts original research in collaboration with others to determine risk and protective factors related to sexual abuse against children
  • Implements proactive strategies to address the need for accurate information about preventing sexual abuse of children
  • Offers information and resources about healthy and unhealthy sexual behavior to encourage adults to be willing to talk with their children and with other adults about these topics
  • Uses social marketing campaigns to spread positive messages about the power of prevention
  • Reaches out to media representatives with accurate and useful information about prevention
  • Uses technology to continually increase the reach of our messages
  • Offer trainings to a wide variety of professionals, parents and caregivers on how to prevent abuse
  • Works collaboratively with other violence prevention organizations
  • Devises community-specific interventions through our community-based programs

When there’s risk for harm…Stop It Now!

  • Resources for all adults to recognize warning signs an adult may be at risk to harm a child
  • Resources for all adults to recognize warning signs a child is being abused
  • Resources for those concerned about their sexual thoughts towards children

When harm has likely occurred…Stop It Now!

  • Challenges all adults to take full responsibility for stopping sexual abuse of a child
  • Assists adults in overcoming the barriers to taking action to keep a child safe
  • Offers resources for everyone