The Stop It Now! Helpline is a safe place to talk with professionals, knowledgeable in the field of child sexual abuse prevention. Staff will provide you with accurate information and guidance for responding to warning signs and creating safe environments for children and adolescents. The Helpline can direct you to professional resources and support you use as you develop a plan to address your concerns. They offer understanding and compassion, as well as the steps and resources for preventing child sexual abuse.
Please be aware that the Helpline does not offer legal advice, therapy, or carry out investigations of any kind. If you need legal advice or counsel, please consult an attorney directly. They have a limited list of legal resources that can help direct you. They are not clinicians, and are not able to offer therapy, case management or individual case advocacy. Please see our specialized treatment resources. They are not a reporting agency or affiliated with sex offender registries. They are not a crisis line.
They also offer online trainings called Circle of Safety. Circles of Safety (COS) is Stop It Now!’s signature training series. These trainings are designed for adults to prevent child sexual abuse in youth-serving environments, such as schools, foster care programs, after-school programs, camps and daycares. Trainings can be delivered as webinars, community workshops and comprehensive multi-day organizational trainings, including trainer certifications.
Stop It Now! provides a skill-based, confidence-raising and action-planning educational experience. This is not a passive training about responding to abuse that has already happened; this is an educational session on actively keeping children safe wherever they learn, play and grow.