PDF: It is important for caregivers to talk to their children about their bodies and safety rules. This list teaches children about appropriate boundaries and to tell their caregiver if anyone violates those boundaries, which makes children less vulnerable to sexual abuse.
PDF: Good boundaries make children less susceptible to child sexual abuse. A child who knows that their body belongs to them, who has been taught that s/he has rights, and has been able to tell grown-ups, “No, thank you, I don’t want a hug,” may be less likely to be tricked into unwanted sexual touching.
Book: Teeth Are Not for Biting helps prevent toddler biting and teaches positive alternatives: chew a chewy toy, drink a cold drink, get a hug, tell a grown-up. This book also includes helpful tips for parents and caregivers in both English and Spanish.
Book: In That Uh-Oh Feeling, Claire is feeling uncomfortable about the attention her soccer coach is giving her. Too much flattery and too much contact give her that uh-oh feeling. By seeking help from others and talking about her feelings, the situation is resolved happily.
PDF: Presented by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and Koin 6 News, The Bubble Book is a special coloring and activity book featuring Mik and Nero helps responsible adults teach children that each of us has a personal space “bubble” that helps keep us safe.
The Empowering Kids Series is a collection of empathically reflective stories told from the perspective of young children. These books are meant to be used by parents and mental health providers to facilitate the child’s verbalization of their feelings and experiences, thereby advancing the healing process and are aimed at validating the readers’ experiences and feelings, thereby reducing feelings of shame and isolation.
Book: For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the innovative and acclaimed health interventions outlined in The Deepest Well will represent vitally important hope for change.
Book: In The Heart and the Bottle, there is a wonder and magic to childhood. We don’t realize it at the time, of course . . . yet the adults in our lives do. They encourage us to see things in the stars, to find joy in colors and laughter as we play.
PDF: The impact of child sexual abuse can be devastating. However, research indicates that support from primary caregivers can offset the negative impact of child sexual abuse. This handout cites references of research studies that have looked closely at how important caregiver support can be.
Book: A traditional Blackfoot Indian tale about the creation of the Pleiades, the Bunched Stars, warns of the dangers of neglecting children. By the Caldecott Medal-winning author-illustrator of The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.