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Stop It Now! Records, 1993-2005 (ongoing)
2 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 516

Abstract:
Child abuse prevention and advocacy organization. The records document the organization's work to prevent the sexual abuse of children through education and intervention. Materials include conference materials; newsletters; printed material pertaining to sexual abuse of children; brochures; reports; clippings; administrative records of various branches in the U.S.; and writings and speeches by the organization's founder, Fran Henry.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Researchers must sign an Access Agreement Form, agreeing to protect confidentiality, before using this collection.

Restrictions on use:

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

Stop It Now! was founded in Northampton, Massachusetts, by Fran Worden Henry in 1992. It is a national, public health based organization working to prevent child sexual abuse through education of adults, including people at risk for abusing and their families and friends, and to promote policy changes at the local and national level to support prevention strategies. Stop It Now! community-based programs currently exist across the country and in the United Kingdom and Ireland. They have successfully tested the idea that when adults are given adequate information and resources they will act to prevent sexual abuse of children.

[Source: http://www.stopitnow.org/index.html]

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Stop It Now! Records document the organization's work to prevent the sexual abuse of children through education and intervention. Materials include conference materials; newsletters; printed material pertaining to sexual abuse of children; brochures; reports; clippings; administrative records of various branches in the U.S.; and writings and speeches by the organization's founder, Fran Henry.

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Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Researchers must sign an Access Agreement Form, agreeing to protect confidentiality, before using this collection.

Restrictions on use:

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Stop It Now! Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The Stop It Now! Records were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Maxine Stein in 2005.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Processing Information

Processed by Burd Schlessinger, 2005.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English


Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Child abuse--Law and legislation--United States
  • Child molesters--Rehabilitation
  • Child sexual abuse--United States--Prevention
  • Family violence
  • Feminists--Northampton (Mass.)--History--Sources
  • Henry, Fran Worden
  • Incest victims--Rehabilitation
  • Incest--United States--Prevention
  • Sexually abused children--Services for
  • Stop It Now!

Contributors
  • Henry, Fran Worden


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