THE SEX-WISE PARENT
BY JANET ROSENZWEIG
The Sex-Wise Parent is the one book every parent needs to help them raise a sexually safe and healthy child. From choosing the first baby sitter to monitoring teens’ media choices this book is a guide for parents with kids of all ages. Reviewers have exclaimed, “I wish I had this when my kids were young!”
PROTECTING THE GIFT
BY GAVIN DE BECKER
All parents face the same challenges when it comes to their children’s safety: whom to trust, whom to distrust, what to believe, what to doubt, what to fear, and what not to fear. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the nation’s leading expert on predicting violent behavior and author of the monumental bestseller The Gift of Fear, offers practical new steps to enhance children’s safety at every age level, giving you the tools you need to allow your kids freedom without losing sleep yourself. With daring and compassion, he shatters the widely held myths about danger and safety and helps parents find some certainty about life’s highest-stakes questions:
How can I know a baby-sitter won’t turn out to be someone who harms my child? (see page 103)
What should I ask child-care professionals when I interview them? (see page 137)
What’s the best way to prepare my child for walking to school alone? (see page 91)
How can my child be safer at school? (see page 175)
How can I spot sexual predators? (see page 148)
How can I teach my child about risk without causing too much fear? (see page 98)
What must my teenage daughter know in order to be safe? (see page 191)
What must my teenage son know in order to be safe? (see page 218)
And finally, in the face of all these questions, how can I reduce the worrying? (see page 56)
PREDATORS: PEDOPHILES, RAPISTS, AND OTHER SEX OFFENDERS
BY ANNA SALTER
What motivates sexual abusers? Why are so few caught? Drawing on the stories of abusers, Anna C. Salter shows that sexual predators use sophisticated deception techniques and rely on misconceptions surrounding them to evade discovery. Arguing that even the most knowledgeable among us can be fooled, Salter dispels the myths about sexual predators and gives us the tools to protect our families and ourselves.
CHILDHOOD: IT SHOULD NOT HURT!
BY CLAIRE R. REEVES
This book covers the disturbing issues of incest and child sexual abuse, the greatest hidden epidemic in America. Readers get information about recognizing the signs and symptoms and what to do if they learn their child has been sexually abused. The quagmire of the judicial system is outlined in simple and thorough detail and includes solid systematic advice. Childhood: It Should Not Hurt! offers valuable advice and insight to adult survivors of sexual abuse that will help them reclaim their lives, and it serves as a thorough resource for parents, law enforcement, medical personnel, social workers, psychological professionals, and all adults who are concerned about the health and safety of our children.
Claire R. Reeves is a nationally recognized expert in incest and child sexual abuse. Reeves has testified as an expert witness in both civil and criminal court cases. In 1992 Reeves founded MOTHERS AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE (MASA), a national non-profit organization dedicated to protecting children against sexual abuse. As she spearheaded MASA, Reeves also set up programs to assist non-offending parents and guardians of children who had been sexually abused. These parents had no idea how to maneuver through the quagmire of the family and juvenile courts. Reeves was there with emotional support, knowledge and compassion to the families who were so devastated.
RAISING RESPECTFUL CHILDREN IN A DISRESPECTFUL WORLD
BY JILL RIGBY
In an effort to raise children with a healthy view of themselves, parents often focus on self-esteem rather than self-respect. Author Jill Rigby says that there’s a big difference between self-centered and others-centered children and between performance-driven and purpose-focused teenagers.
Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World examines three different styles of parenting—parent-centered, child-centered, and character-centered. Parent-centered parents are more concerned with their own agenda than their child’s best interest. Child-centered parents are more concerned with their child’s approval than their child’s well-being. Character-centered parents are more concerned with their child’s character than their child’s comfort. Drawing a distinction between performance and purpose, this book maintains that rather than focusing on what you want your child to do, focus on what you want your child to become. Finally, Rigby calls for parents to discipline (teach) their children rather than punish them.
With wisdom and insight, Jill Rigby shares age-appropriate ways to set boundaries with children without building walls of separation. Whether you’re parenting tots or teens, Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World offers valuable advice for cultivating a house of respect. Click here to order on Amazon.com
BY BRENE BROWN
Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.
Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Whether the arena is a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation, we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts.
In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth—and trust—in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.
FOR YOUTH-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS
ENOUGH ABUSE CAMPAIGN: GATE KEEPERS FOR KIDS
BODY SAFETY EDUCATION
BY JAYNEEN SANDERS
SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IN SCHOOLS
BY ROBERT J. SHOOP
Shoop identifies the early warning signs of sexual abuse in schools, demonstrating the critical need to implement strategies so students are protected while also learning how to protect themselves.
Abuse in the Jewish Community- Dr. Michael J. Salamon, PhD
Breaking the Silence- Edited by David Mandel and Dr. David Pelkovitz Phd
Child and Domestic Abuse, Volumes I and II- Rabbi Daniel Eidensohn, PhD
Seminary Savvy- Debbie Fox and Michal Eisikowitz
Talking about Intimacy & Sexuality, A Guide for Orthodox Jewish Parents- Dr. Yocheved Debow PhD
Sexual Abuse, Shonda, and Concealment in Orthodox Jewish Community- Michael Lesser
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