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Parents' Primer: Sexual Abuse

Books

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J362.7 Freeman, Lory It's My Body
A book to teach young children how to resist uncomfortable touch.
1982
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.
1993
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.
1999
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.
1997
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.
2010
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.
2002
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.
2002
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.
2003
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.
2008
J362.88 WURTE Wurtele, Sandy K. Out of Harm's Way : A Parent's Guide to Protecting Young Children from Sexual Abuse
2010
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.
1984
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.
2009
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.
2003
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."
2009
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.
2009
JE Grossman, Linda Sky Sam Speaks Out
Touching can be confusing for children - what is proper and what is not.
2002
JE HOLST Holsten, Jon Swimsuit Lesson
Introduces a simple way for parents to educate their children about the danger of sexual abuse.
2006
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.
1994
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.
1997
JE LEDWO Ledwon, Peter Mia's Secret
2006
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".
2005
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.
2007
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.
1997
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.
2006
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.
2006

Non-Print Materials: DVDs

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # TITLE DATE
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.
2005

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!




This list was created and is maintained by Children's Services Librarians.
General comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info.

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