Get help before you act on your sexual
thoughts or feelings towards children.

Congratulations on taking the first step to getting help!

There are a number of adults who are concerned about their sexual thoughts towards children. Feeling like you might have a sexual behavior problem can be lonely and uncomfortable. The first step is to be honest about these feelings and start to look for help, to keep yourself and others safe.

Help is available!

There are caring people who can help you understand your thoughts or feelings and help you make sure that you never act out those feelings with a child or underage teen. The sexual abuse of a child is a crime that carries severe consequences. If you are having thoughts about being sexual with children, it's important to seek specialized help.

Please refer to the following list in order to find a specialized treatment provider:

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Confidential Help Line

Call the Stop It Now confidential help line and someone will be available to talk anonymously and help you.


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Online Resource Center

If you're struggling with questions about child sexual abuse, Stop It Now can help. The Stop It Now! Online Help Center gives you specialized information, guidance and support you need to take action.

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