The Primary Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
Stopping child sexual abuse... before it can happen.


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Please consider donating to one of these organizations that supports primary prevention methods in stopping child sexual abuse.

 

The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center is a Minnesota-based organization that does a lot of great work in training many people in preventing and addressing crimes against children. 


The organization was created in honor of Jacob Wetterling, who was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and murdered when he was 11 years old.

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) is an academic organization dedicated to research and putting policies based on research into practice. They lobby state and federal governments based on their research and vast knowledge in preventing sexual abuse. 

The Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual abuse is very similar to ATSA in many respects, but they focus on child sexual abuse. They hold an annual symposium that is very academic, but is also available on Youtube.


Many of their recommendations are like the other organizations on this page, but they focus on research and disseminating research to the general public. 

 

Stop It Now! does a lot of hard work in the practical side of primary prevention by making a lot of resources available to families, educators, and anyone willing to use their services. While Stop It Now! makes its resources available for free and does not charge, they are a large nonprofit with a sizable staff.

National Association for Rational Sex Offense Laws (NARSOL) is like Women Against Registry in many ways and works with WAR frequently. Unlike WAR, they have state-specific groups that work at the local level in those states to change current laws to being more fact-based so that they can more effectively do what they were originally designed to do: Protect humans from sex crimes.

Prostasia Foundation is a new (mid-2018) organization with three goals in mind: Child protection, human rights, and sex positivity. They believe that the facts and research need to come first when it comes to forming policies that seek to protect children. To find out more about their values, see here.

Women Against Registry (WAR) promotes the civil liberties of sex offenders who have completed their sentence, but are still restricted by sex offender registration laws that impact not only the sex offenders themselves, but the innocent parties: The offenders' families and children. They promote fact-based laws over current efforts to restrict sex offenders after their sentence has been served, and they make a number of resources available to members of ex-offenders.

This site is currently funded privately and does not accept money of any kind for any reason. Any advertising is likewise privately funded. If you would like to give money to the cause of ending child sexual abuse, please consider the above organizations.