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Recommended Reading
It's MY Body, by Lory Freeman and illustrated by Carol Deach, teaches children how to distinguish between "good" and "bad" touches, and how to respond appropriately to unwanted touches. Useful with children 3-8 years, 32 pages.

Mi Cuerpo Es MIO, Spanish translation of It's MY Body by Lory Freeman and illustrated by Carol Deach.

Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse, by Janie Hart-Rossi, offers parents information about sexual abuse and what to do to prevent child abuse. Useful with children 1-12 years, 64 pages.

Loving Touches, by Lory Freeman and illustrated by Carol Deach, teaches children how to ask for and give positive and nurturing touches. Children also learn how to respect their own and other's bodies. Useful with children 3-8 years, 32 pages.

Telling Isn't Tattling, by Kathryn Hammerseng and illustrated by Dave Garbot, helps children learn when to tell an adult they need help, and when to deal with problems themselves. Adults learn when to pay attention to kids' requests for help. Useful with children 3-8 years.

The Trouble with Secrets, by Karen Johnsen and illustrated by Linda Johnson Forssell, shows children how to distinguish between hurtful secrets and good surprises. Useful with children 3-8 years, 32 pages.

El Problema Con Los Secretes, Spanish translation of The Trouble with Secrets by Karen Johnsen and illustrated by Linda Johnson Forssell.

Something Happened and l'm Scared to Tell!, by Patricia Kehoe, PhD, and illustrated by Carol Deach, is the story of a young sexual abuse victim who learns how to recover self-esteem.

Algo Paso y Me Da Miedo Decirlo, Spanish translation of Something Happened and I'm Scared to Tell by Patricia Kehoe, PhD, and illustrated by Carol Deach.

Helping Abused Children, by Patricia Kehoe, PhD, provides many ideas and activities for caregivers working with sexually abused children. Useful with children 3-12 years, 48 pages.

Something Is Wrong at My House, by Diane Davis and illustrated by Marina Megale, offers children in violent homes ways to cope with the violence. Useful with children 3-12 years.

Algo Anda Ma! En Mi Casa, Spanish translation of Something Is Wrong at My House by Diane Davis and illustrated by Marina Megale.

Kids to the Rescue!, by Maribeth and Darwin Boelts and illustrated by Marina Megale, uses an interactive "what-would-you-do-if?" format, and prompts kids to think wisely in an emergency. Useful with children 4-12 years, 72 pages.

Online Resources
Safe Horizon
Support for families who need help with domestic violence, shelter, legal advice and more from a Brooklyn-based victims' assistance agency

Broken Spirits
Online forums, hotline numbers and practical information for victims of domestic violence

New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
Educational, policy and research resources for teen and adult victims of sexual assault

New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
Free and confidential assistance to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered teens and adults, along with a 24-hour, Spanish/English bilingual hotline and many resources

Rape Abuse Incest National Network
An anti-sexual assault organization working with local rape crisis centers across the United States.

SafeTeens.com
Get complete, balanced information on teens' safe Internet use from this site sponsored by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Child Sexual Abuse
This link takes you to a fact-filled downloadable brochure from the United States Substance and Mental Health Services Administration.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Information for parents and professionals on child traumatic stress and therapies that treat it.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
This website explains the benefits of trauma-focused behavioral therapy–the method used by the Butler Child Advocacy Center's mental health services.

 

Brochures and downloadable materials

Childhood is Wonder brochure (PDF)

Mental Health Services (PDF)

Family Survival Kit (PDF)