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Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

  • Off Limits: A Parent's Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse – Sandy K. Wurtele & Feather Berkower
  • Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (And Parents Sane) – Gavin de Becker
  • The Socially Skilled Child Molester: Differentiating the Guilty from the Falsely Accused – Carla van Dam, Ph.D. (Provides a thorough description of common types of child molesters)
  • Conversations with a Pedophile: In the Interest of our Children – Amy Hammel-Zabin, Ph.D. (Describes the “grooming process” from the perspective of the perpetrator)

Healing and Recovery

  • Miss America by Day – Marilyn Van Derbur (A memoir about surviving incest)
  • Fire of the Five Hearts: A Memoir of Treating Incest – Holly A. Smith (Written from the perspective of a seasoned caseworker)
  • The Colors Within: One Rainbow Reclaimed – Jana Adams (The journey of healing from an abused child to an empowered woman)

Books for Children on Prevention

  • Some Parts are Not for Sharing – Julie K. Federico (For ages 6 months+)
  • 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)

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)

Sex Offender information

On Line Resources


  • Blue Sky Bridge (Family advocacy and intervention, with kindness)                
  • Wings Foundation (Resource for adult survivors)                 
  • The Kempe Center (Training and education for the prevention of child sexual abuse)
  • Guardian of Angels (Public awareness and government policy)    



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