Our Education Department has put together a list of resources, both print and digital, to help start the conversation around the topic of child maltreatment. These resources are used by our staff in-house and at our many trainings. Keep scrolling for printable activities for children to complete, empowering them to be pro-active about their own body safety and prevention. If you would like to learn more about any of these child maltreatment resources, please book a training.
This book is for adults wanting to start the conversation with young children about personal safety. On Those Runaway Days helps teach kids the seven important rules to personal safety. It covers topics like safe versus harmful secrets, safe versus harmful touches, and the importance of having a community of trusted adults. This is a great place to start the conversation around child maltreatment with children in your life.
The Children & Family Advocacy Center often uses online trainings and resource guides to stay up-to-date on trauma-informed best practices. Our staff prides itself on being experts in their fields through continuing education. Below are some of the resources we use at the Children & Family Advocacy Center on a daily basis.
Teaching personal boundaries, consent; empowering children by respecting their choices and right to say ‘no!’ by Jayneen Sanders
A book to empower and teach children about personal body safety, feeling, safe and unsafe touch, private parts, secrets and surprises, consent and respectful relationships by Jayneen Sanders
Helping kids recognize emotions and express feelings by Natalia Maguire
Teach children about body ownership, respect, feelings, choices and recognizing bullying behaviors by Jayneen Sanders
An introduction to safe and unsafe touch by Krystalynne Sanders Diggs
A simple plan to protect young minds by Kristen Jenson
The Body Book for Boys, by Cara Natterson and Micah Player
A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families, by Robie Harris, Illustrated by Michael Emberley
A What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Younger Girls, by Lynda Madaras, Illustrated by Linda Davick
A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up, by Karen Gravelle
The Body Book for Girls, by American Girl Library
A Question-and-Answer Book for Boys and Girls, by Joanna Cole, Illustrated by Alan Tiegreen
Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids, by Kristen A. Jenson, MA and Gail Poyner, PhD