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Stop It Now!

stopitnowStop It Now!® is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to prevent the perpetration of child sexual abuse through a public health approach which emphasises adult and community responsibility. Stop It Now! was founded in the United States of America in 1992 by a survivor of child sexual abuse, who was determined to find new ways to prevent children from being sexually harmed.

stop it now photoFran Henry acknowledged that children cannot be expected to prevent sexual abuse, particularly as most children are abused by someone they know and possibly trust, such as a family member. Adults need to take this burden of responsibility and become responsible for helping to protect their communities children. 

Stop It Now! is a world wide organisation, with sites and affiliates in the USA (Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin), the United Kingdom and Ireland, and most recently Stop It Now! Australia (Queensland).

Since 1992 Stop It Now!’s public policy, public education and research programmes have worked to protect children by reaching out to adults who are concerned about the inappropriate sexualised behaviour of another adult, young person or child, and to adults who are concerned about their own thoughts or behaviours.

Stop It Now! provides tools, resources and education to encourage these adults to take action steps toward preventing child sexual abuse.

Stop It Now! Queensland, Australia is a member of the Stop It Now! network.