Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.
Stop It Now! was founded by Fran Henry, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who learned first hand that standard approaches to keeping children safe from child sexual abuse at that time did not respond to the complex relationships surrounding most abuse.
Her vision? To have the sexual abuse of children recognized as a preventable public health problem, to make helping adults take responsibility to prevent and stop sexual abuse of children a main focus of prevention, and to create effective programs based on these principles. She created Stop It Now! over 20 years ago to prevent the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.
Help Services - Provides direct help to individuals with questions or concerns about child sexual abuse.
Prevention Advocacy - Advocates for the issue to be addressed as a public health priority.
Prevention Education - Develops, assesses and distributes educational materials.
Technical Assistance and Training - Provides consulting and training services to professionals, organizations, coalitions, and community-based programs.