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Parents' Primer: Sexual Abuse


Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
J362.7 Freeman, Lory It's My Body
A book to teach young children how to resist uncomfortable touch.
J362.7 Porett, Jane When I Was Little Like You
The narrator tells children how to recognize sexual abuse and to know what to do if it happens to them.
J362.76 Buchanan, Jane Three Kinds of Touches
Buchanan describes a number of situations which involve touching - from comforting hugs to fighting with friends to physical and sexual abuse from adults.
J362.76 Jance, Judith A. It's Not Your Fault
Explains what to do when child molesting occurs, how to handle the emotional trauma, and ways to prevent such abuse.
J362.76 KING King, Zack I Said No! A Kid-to-Kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private
Written from a kid's point of view, this book helps kids set healthy boundaries for their private parts, and describes how to deal with inappropriate behavior by others.
J362.76 Sherman, Joanne Because It's My Body
Focusing on empowerment and prevention, this approachable book gives young children a way to reject unwanted, possibly harmful physical contact by adults and other kids.
J362.76 Wachter, Oralee No More Secrets for Me: Sexual Abuse Is a Secret No Child Should Have to Keep!
In four separate stories on the theme of sexual abuse of children, young victims are able to articulate their feelings and defend themselves, often with the help of another person whom they trust.
J362.76 FOLTZ Foltz, Linda Lee Kids Helping Kids Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse
Each chapter presents the true story of a child victim of sexual abuse and tells how, because of blame and shame, the victims became trapped in silence, how they broke the bonds of secrecy, and offers advice on how to avoid such abuse and how to get help.
J362.76 STARI Starishevsky, Jill My Body Belongs to Me
My Body Belongs to Me speaks to children--it makes them aware that when it comes to their bodies, there are boundaries. It assures them that it's OK to tell a parent or teacher if someone touches their 'private parts.'--Back cover.
J362.88 WURTE Wurtele, Sandy K. Out of Harm's Way : A Parent's Guide to Protecting Young Children from Sexual Abuse
J649.65 GIRAR Girard, Linda Walvoord My Body is Private
A mother-child conversation introduces the topic of sexual abuse and ways to keep one's body private.
J AKERS Akers, Ellery Sarah's Waterfall: A Healing Story about Sexual Abuse
Sarah, an elementary-school-age survivor of sexual abuse, has come to live with her beloved grandmother. Sarah's Waterfall tells the story of Sarah's year of healing, in her own words.
JE Aboff, Marcie Uncle Willy's Tickles
A young boy does not like the way his uncle keeps tickling him and, with his mother's reassurance, he has the courage to ask him to stop.
JE FLOWE Flowers, Nancy Tell Somebody It Happened to Me
"Protect you child from sexual abuse using this simple, engaging book. In just a few pages, your son or daughter will learn that even nice people shouldn't be allowed to touch certain places. Most importantly, children will understand it is OK to tell someone--and no need to feel bad."
JE GARNE Garner, Linda Some Secrets Hurt : a Story of Healing
Tells the story of Maggie, a young victim of sexual abuse who finds the courage to tell. Includes parent guide.
JE Grossman, Linda Sky Sam Speaks Out
Touching can be confusing for children - what is proper and what is not.
JE HOLST Holsten, Jon Swimsuit Lesson
Introduces a simple way for parents to educate their children about the danger of sexual abuse.
JE Katz, Illana Sarah
Sarah is shocked and saddened when Uncle Jack hurts her and touches her in private places, and with the help of Doctor Good she finds strength to tell.
JE Kleven, Sandy The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Story to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
As a way of teaching her little boy about sexual abuse, a mother tells him the story of a child who was lured into the neighbor's house to see some non-existent kittens.
JE LEDWO Ledwon, Peter Mia's Secret
JE MOORE Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer Do You Have a Secret?
Directed at preschoolers and early elementary-age children, this book discusses the difference between fun secrets and secrets that "don't make you feel happy on the inside".
JE Riggs, Shannon Not in Room 204
A teacher tells the children in her class to talk to an adult if they are being sexually abused.
JE Spelman, Cornelia Your Body Belongs to You
Explains what to say and do if someone touches your body when you do not want to be touched, especially when the action involves the touching of private parts.
JE WESTS West-Smith, Sandy Who Will Teach Johnny the Difference Between Good Touches and Bad Touches?
Father explains the difference between good touching and bad touching to little Johnny.
JE WESTS West-Smith, Sandy Who Will Teach Missy the Difference Between Good Touches and Bad Touches?
Mother explains the difference between good touching and bad touching to little Missy.

Non-Print Materials: DVDs

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
DVD J613.6 TIME A Time to Tell
The three Rs of youth protection (Recognize, Resist, and Report) are presented and applied to scenarios depicting common child molesting situations.

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