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Recommended Reading

  • Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (And Parents Sane) – Gavin de Becker

Books for Children on Prevention

  • Some Parts are Not for Sharing – Julie K. Federico (For ages 6 months+)
  • My Body is Special and Private – Adrianne Simeone  (For ages 2-7)
  • I Said No! A Kid-to-kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private Kimberly & Zack King (For ages 3-10)
  • My Body! What I Say Goes!' – Jayneen Sanders (For ages 3-7)
  • It’s MY Body – Lory Freeman (For ages 3-8)
  • Loving Touches – Lory Freeman (For ages 3-8)
  • My Body is Private – Linda Walvoord Girard (For ages 6-11)
  • The Right Touch – Sandy Kleven (For ages 3-8)
  • The Trouble with Secrets – Karen Johnsen (For ages 3-8)
  • Your Body Belongs to You – Cornelia Spelman (For ages 3-6)
  • My Body Belongs to Me – Jill Starishevsky (For ages 3-8)
  • A Secret Safe to Tell – Naomi Hunter (For ages 3-8)
  • Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept– Jayneen Sanders (For ages 3-8)
  • Stand in My Shoes  Bob Sornson Ph.D. (A book about empathy for ages 8 -9) 

Books for Parents on Talking with Kids About Sex

  • The Sex-wise Parent: The Parent's Guide to Protecting Your Child, Strengthening Your Family, and Talking to Kids About Sex, Abuse, and Bullying – Dr. Janet Rosenzweig
  • The Parent's Guide to Talking About Sex: A Complete Guide to Raising (Sexually) Safe, Smart and Healthy Children – Dr. Janet Rosenzweig 
  • Birds + Bees + Your Kids – Amy Lang 
  • Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex, but Were Afraid They'd Ask: The Secrets to Surviving Your Child's Sexual Development from Birth to the Teens – Justin Richardson & Mark Schuster
  • Beyond the Big Talk: A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Teens – Debra W. Haffner

Resources for Children & Teens on Sexuality Education

  • What Makes a Baby – Cory Silverberg (For preschool through 7)
  • Sex is a Funny Word  – Cory Silverberg (For ages 7- 11)
  • Who Has What? – Robbie H. Harris (For preschool ages+)
  • It’s Not the Stork – Robbie H. Harris (For ages 4+)
  • It’s So Amazing – Robbie H. Harris  (For ages 7+)
  • It’s Perfectly Normal – Robbie H. Harris (For ages 11-15)
  • Where Did I Come From? – Peter Mayle (For ages 4-8)
  • Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: Expanded Third Edition: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships – Ruth Bell Alexander (For ages 12+)

Books for Children on Healing and Recovery

  • Sarah’s Waterfall: A Healing Story about Sexual Abuse – Ellery Akers (For ages 7-12)
  • A Very Touching Book for Little People and for Big People – Jan Hindman & Tom Novak (For ages 6-12)
  • I Can’t Talk About It – Doris Sanford (For ages 4-8)
  • Something Happened and I’m Scared to Tell – Patricia Kehoe, Ph.D. (For ages 3-7)
  • Something Is Wrong at My House – Diane Davis (For ages 3-12)

Books for Adults on Healing and Recovery

  • Miss America by Day – Marilyn Van Derbur (A memoir about surviving incest)
  • Parenting with PTSD: the impact of childhood abuse on parenting –  Joyelle Brandt & Dawn Daum  
  • The Courage To Heal – Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
  • Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child  Laura Davis

Internet Safety Web Sites for Kids, Teens and Parents

Sex Offender Information

On Line Resources



Additional Parenting Resources

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