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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 271

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Tonight's special guest is Deborah Rice, abuse survivor and Executive Director of "Stop It Now!" at StopItNow.org. Originally established, and still based, in Massachusetts, the non profit has long had a national and even international influence. Stop It Now! was founded on the belief that adults are in the best position to keep children safe from sexual abuse. By adults, they mean parents, survivors, family members, law enforcement, and professionals of all types. They also believe that people who might sexually abuse a child have an important role to play in prevention. According to Stop It Now!, "No other prevention program has ever directly challenged all adults to take full responsibility for ending sexual abuse." The organization was founded in 1992 by Fran Henry, and offers many services. The "Stop It Now!" web site is chock full of local, national and even international information, program news, calls to action, printed resources and a very full and comprehensive page of Resources and Links, a wide-ranging listing of resources located in the USA. They even provide the community a HELPLINE phone number - 1-888-PREVENT 

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