Recommended Books about Child Sexual Abuse

Books for children about prevention

  • Some Parts are Not for Sharing – Julie K. Federico (ages 6 months+)
  • Your Body Belongs to You – Cornelia Spelman (ages 3-6)
  • The Trouble with Secrets – Karen Johnsen (ages 3-8)
  • My Body Belongs to Me – Jill Starishevsky (ages 3-8)
  • A Secret Safe to Tell – Naomi Hunter (ages 3-8)
  • Those are MY Private Parts – Diane Hansen (3-8)
  • Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept – Jayneen Sanders (ages 3-8)
  • I Said No: A Kid-to-kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private  – Kimberly King (ages 3-8)
  • Body Safety – Jayneen Sanders (ages 3-12)
  • The Swimsuit Lesson – Jon Holsten (ages 6-12)
  • Fred the Fox Shouts “No!” – Tatiana Y. Kisil Matthews (ages 3-8)
  • A Little Book About Safety – S. Kurtzman-Counter & A. Schiller (ages 3-11)
  • Miles is the Boos of His Body! – S. Kurtzman-Counter & A. Schiller (ages 3-11)
  • My Body: What I say goes! – Jayneen Sanders (ages 3- 11)
  • My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes – Dagmar Geisler (ages 3- 11)
  • Algunas Partes No Son Para Compartir  – Julie K. Federico (ages 6 months+)
  • Mi Cuerpo es Mio: Un Libro para Enseñar a los Niños Pequeños cómo Resistir el Contacto Incómodo – Britain (ages 3-8)
  • ¡Mi cuerpo es mío! – Dagmar Geisler  (ages 3-12)
  • El Problemo con los Secretos – Karen Johnson (ages 3-8)
  • An Exceptional Children’s Guide to Touch – Hunter Manasco (ages 3-8; children with disabilities)

Books about sexual development and safety

  • The Parent’s Guide to Talking about Sex – Janet Rosenzweig
  • Birds + Bees + Your Kids – Amy Lang
  • Off Limits: A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe from sexual abuse – S. Wuertele & F. Berkower
  • Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries and Sexuality – Couwenhoven
  • Understanding Your Child’s Sexual Behavior – Toni Cavanaugh Johnson
  • Childhood Sexuality: A guide for parents – Gail Ryan and Joanne Blum
  • From Diapers to Dating: A parent’s guide to raising sexually healthy children – Haffner
  • What’s the Big Secret? Talking about sex with boys and girls – Laurie Brown (ages 3-8)
  • Changing Bodies, Changing Lives – Ruth Bell (ages 12-17)
  • It’s Perfectly Normal – Robbie Harris (ages 9-14)
  • It’s So Amazing – Robbie Harris (ages 3-8)

Books for children on healing and recovery

  • Something Happened and I’m Scared to Tell – Patricia Kehoe, Ph.D. (ages 3-7)
  • Something Is Wrong at My House – Diane Davis (ages 3-12)
  • I Can’t Talk About It – Doris Sanford (ages 4-8)
  • A Very Touching Book for Little People and for Big People – J. Hindman & T. Novak (ages 6-12)
  • Sarah’s Waterfall: A healing story about sexual abuseEllery Akers (ages 7-12)
  • Healing Days – Susan Farber Straus (ages 7-14)

Books for children about prevention Some Parts are Not for Sharing – Julie K. Federico (ages 6 months+) Your Body Belongs to You – Cornelia Spelman (ages 3-6) The Trouble with Secrets – Karen Johnsen (ages 3-8) My Body Belongs to… Read More

Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month

ChicagoCAC SOL Hearing

What will you do to honor April as Child Abuse Prevention Month? Plan ahead with a few ideas in our March e-newsletter, including our BEYOND WORDS event and upcoming trainings.

Impact Statement Event

In addition to hosting our BEYOND WORDS event on April 2, our friends at The Public House Theatre are donating proceeds from their Impact Statement event on April 19 to ChicagoCAC and Rape Victim Advocates. Learn more about this powerful event and RSVP on their website.

In addition to hosting our BEYOND WORDS event on April 2, our friends at The Public House Theatre are donating proceeds from their Impact Statement event on April 19 to ChicagoCAC and Rape Victim Advocates. Learn more about… Read More

BEYOND WORDS

Join our Community Advisory Council on Sunday, April 2 at The Public House Theatre for BEYOND WORDS. This reception will honor survivors of child sexual abuse, and together we’ll enjoy poetry reading, live music and light refreshments. Attendees who are impacted by child sexual abuse are invited to decorate a t-shirt to hang in our interactive exhibit, which will also feature children’s art. View complete information and RSVP here.

ChicagoCAC Beyond Words - April 2

Join our Community Advisory Council on Sunday, April 2 at The Public House Theatre for BEYOND WORDS. This reception will honor survivors of child sexual abuse, and together we’ll enjoy poetry reading, live music and light refreshments. Attendees… Read More

“We’re against ‘No, Run and Tell!” And Here’s Why”

“When ‘stranger danger’ awareness became popular, the concept of teaching children to shout ‘no!’ run away, and tell someone was the mantra for prevention advocates… So why doesn’t it necessarily work to help protect kids from sexual abuse?”… Read More

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2017 Trainings

Have you registered for our Child Abuse Prevention Month trainings? We’re hosting four trainings – including two brand new trainings –to equip professionals, parents and other caregivers to prevent child sexual abuse, recognize warning signs and help children who need it. View complete details here. 

ChicagoCAC Education Outreach and Prevention

Have you registered for our Child Abuse Prevention Month trainings? We’re hosting four trainings – including two brand new trainings –to equip professionals, parents and other caregivers to prevent child sexual abuse, recognize warning signs and help children who… Read More

New Training: Sexually Problematic Behavior in Youth

Register for our new training: Changing Our Understanding of Children and Youth with Sexually Problematic Behavior on Monday, April 10. Join Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator Ryan Breen, LCPC, MISA I, CCTP, to learn about sexual behavior in the context of a developmental continuum and how to identify problematic behaviors in young people. Registration is $20 and includes 2.0 CE credits for counselors, social workers and psychologists.

ChicagoCAC COUoYSPB Training - April 10

Register for our new training: Changing Our Understanding of Children and Youth with Sexually Problematic Behavior on Monday, April 10. Join Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator Ryan Breen, LCPC, MISA I, CCTP, to learn about sexual behavior in the context… Read More

April 2017 Trainings

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, ChicagoCAC hosts numerous trainings throughout the month of April to equip professionals and caregivers to prevent child sexual abuse. View all of our upcoming trainings now.

Request a Training for April

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this year ChicagoCAC aims to reach more adults than ever before with the skills and information to protect children from sexual abuse. We need your help! Can you request one of our free or low-cost trainings for your colleagues or community group this April?

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this year ChicagoCAC aims to reach more adults than ever before with the skills and information to protect children from sexual abuse. We need your help! Can you request one of… Read More

Training New CPD Detectives

Yesterday, our team spent three hours with a training class of 160 new detectives, teaching them about our work on investigations of child sexual abuse, our physical abuse program (MPEEC) and our forensic interviewing services for many types of cases. We’re thrilled to talk with detectives about how ChicagoCAC helps children and families in Chicago, and how we work alongside and support Chicago Police Department.

Yesterday, our team spent three hours with a training class of 160 new detectives, teaching them about our work on investigations of child sexual abuse, our physical abuse program (MPEEC) and our forensic interviewing services for many types… Read More