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Stop It Now! is a trusted expert on child sexual abuse, prevention, people who sexually harm children, the healing process and more. We are regularly asked for comment on sexual abuse cases in the news, for background on child sexual abuse prevention and response, and for expertise on issues around child sexual abuse. We value the opportunity to raise awareness about the realities of child sexual abuse in the United States. 

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"I want to keep my child safe from abuse - but research tells me I'm doing it wrong" The Conversation (via Yahoo) (May 24, 2024)

"A Florida law requires everyone to report suspected child abuse. Here's what to know" Miami Herald (May 21, 2024)

"Betrayal Podcast - Season 2: Episode 7: Passing the Baton" [featuring Now! Director Jenny Coleman] iHeart (May 17,2024)

"Signs Your Child May Be Exploited Online: Insights from an Anti-Trafficking Advocate" Movieguide (March 8, 2024)


"Mountain View tax-software giant fires man after Instagram posts falsely linking drag shows to child sexual abuse: lawsuit" The Mercury News (April 17, 2023)

"America Has Benn Going About Stopping Child Sexual Abuse the Wrong Way" TIME (February 15, 2023)


"A voice of 'reason, hope': Stop It Now! honors Amhert's Peter Pollard with Founder's Award" Daily Hampshire Gazette (October 23, 2022)

"Circles of Safety aimed at keeping kids safe" WTRF (September 8, 2022)

"Weaponized grooming rhetoric is taking a toll on LGBTQ community and child sex abuse survivors" USAToday (May 1, 2022)

"Marjorie Taylor Greene and others throw 'pedophile' around with ease. That has to stop." USAToday (April 6, 2022)


"Few abuse survivors involved in task force report on Springfield diocesan reforms" MassLive (September 26, 2021)

"Task Force strategy report released for response to allegations of sexual abuse within the Diocese of Springfield" WWLP22News (September 8, 2021)

"Report on Springfield diocese calls for changes, sees progress in handling of sex abuse claims" Daily Hampshire Gazette (September 8, 2021)

"Report: Diocese 'headed in right direction' on sex abuse investigations" Greenfield Recorder (September 8, 2021)

"Springfield bishop sees 'systematic reformation' on how diocese handles clergy abuse claims" Masslive (September 8, 2021)


"Dedicated Organizations Addressing Child Abuse" Ezvid Wiki (December 4, 2020)

"How can parents find safe child care in emergencies?" Loveland Magazine (March 27, 2020)

"Jessica Simpson's Confrontation With Abuser Still Pains Her To This Day" by Melissa Kay, The (January 29, 2020)


"Beyond ‘stranger danger’: Look and listen for these signs of child sexual abuse" by Angela Gervasi, WHYY (December 4, 2019)

"Can a Child Sexually Harass Another Child" by Libby Ryan, Parents (November 5, 2019)

"Australian man claims he is a 'virtuous' paedophile because he is attracted to boys as young as seven but will never act on his depraved urges" by Alison Bevege, Daily Mail Australia (November 3, 2019)

"Boy scouts release new sex abuse awareness materials"  The Now (June 21, 2019)

"We need to talk about Noa" by Emily Writes, The Spinoff (June 6, 2019)

"On YouTube's Digital Playground, an Open Gate for Pedophiles" by Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, NYTimes (June 3, 2019)

"Child abusers groom victims and their families. That's why this new Olympic abuse prevention policy is so flawed" by Dani Bostick, NBC News (May 28, 2019)


"Clinical sexologist, Dr Marlene explains the difference between a paedophiliac and a child sex offender" by Riana Joubert, Bozveld Weekend Review, South Africa (July 2018)

"Record shows nearly one-third of those civilly commited OK'd to go home" by Dan Atkinson, Mary Markos, Joe Dwinell, Boston Herald (June 7, 2018)

"Public attention, disdain can push sex offenders to reoffend" CBC News (May 16, 2018)

"Social Media Sites Can't Decide How to Handle 'Non-Offending' Pedophiles" by Jackson Weaver, Vice (February 8, 2018)

"How to Keep Children Safe From Abuse at the Doctor’s Office" by Roni Caryn Rabinjan, New York Times (January 26, 2018)

"After Turpin Family Abuse Revelations, Neighbors Ponder How to Be More Vigilant" by Clare Trapasso, (January 24, 2018)

"After Larry Nasser, how to talk to kids about sexual abuse" by Allison Pecorin, ABCNews (January 18, 2018)

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