“I Didn’t Know Where To Go” 

A Review of Stop It Now!’s Sexual Abuse Prevention Helpline

Speaker: Jenny Coleman, MA, LMHC

For over 26 years, Stop It Now! has provided a unique national helpline offering free and confidential support and resources to people looking for help about problematic sexual behaviors and information on how to prevent sexual and abuse and protect children. Sharing insights from a recent six year research project, this presentation will explore the role and value of a helpline to promote and support primary prevention, discusses the complicated relationships and challenges that can impact primary prevention.

Additionally, this presentation will share voices of Helpline users describing unwanted sexual attractions for children to demonstrate the need for supportive resources to deter sexual abuse, and the value of the Helpline in specifically for those with unwanted sexual attractions for children.