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Child Abuse Prevention Reading List

Books for Parents:

Anderson, C. (2011). The impact of pornography on children, youth, and culture. Holyoke , MA: NEARI Press.

Friedman, N. (2006). Innoculating your child against sexual abuse: What every parent should know. Charleston, SC: BookSurge, LLC.

Johnson, T. C. (2009). Helping children with sexual behavior problems: A guidebook for professionals and caregivers. 4th ed. (Updated 2014). San Diego, CA: Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma.

Rosenzweig, J. (2010). The Sex-Wise Parent. New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing.

Wurtele, S. K. (2012). Safe connections: A parent’s guide to protecting young teens from sexual exploitation. Seattle, WA: Parenting Press.

Wurtele, S., & Berkower, F. (2010). Off-limits: A Parent’s guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse Brandon, VT: Safer Society Press.

Books for Use with Children (note * by books to use with young children):

It's Perfectly Normal: A book about changing bodies, growing up, sex, and sexual health. by Robie H. Harris & Michael Emberley.(1994). Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press.

It’s So Amazing! A book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families by Robie H. Harris & Michael Emberley. (1999). Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press.

* My Body Belongs to Me by Jill Starishevsky, Sara Muller, & Kafka. (2008). New York, NY: Safety Star Media.

My Body is Private by Linda Walvoord Girard & Rodney Pate. (2010). Newton, KS: Paw Prints.

The Right Touch by Sandy Kleven & Jody Bergsma. (1997). Bellevue, WA: Illumination Arts.

* Some Parts are Not for Sharing by Julie K. Federico. (2008). Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing & Enterprises.

A Very Touching Book... for little people and for big people... by Jan Hindman & Tom Novak. (1985). Durkee, OR: McClure-Hindman Associates.

* Your Body Belongs to You by Cornelia Spelman & Teri Weidner. (2012). Newton, KS: Paw Prints.