The right touch : a read aloud story to help prevent child sexual abuse / Sandy Kleven ; illustrations by Jody Bergsma

Author(s): Kleven, Sandy
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Subjects: Child sexual abuse--Fiction
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Juvenile, Primary (6-8 years old)
Published: Bellevue, Wash. : Illumination Arts, c1997
LC Classification: P, PZ
Physical Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Authors: Ill : Bergsma, Jody
Notes: LCCN: 98011556
ISBN: 0935699104 (hardcover)
EAN: 9780935699104
Summary: As a way of teaching her little boy about sexual abuse, a mother tells him the story of a child who was lured into the neighbor's house to see some non-existent kittens. The Right Touch reaches far beyond the usual scope of a children's picture book. It is a parenting book that introduces a very difficult topic, the sexual abuse of young children. This gentle, thoughtful story is meant to be read aloud by a trusted caregiver. In the story, young Jimmy's mom explains the difference between touches that are positive and touches that are secret, deceptive, or forced. She tells him how to resist inappropriate touching, affirming that abuse is not the child's fault. The introduction provides valuable information about sexual abuse and guidance on what to do if your child experiences an abusive situation. Jody Bergsma's delightful illustrations soften the impact of the story, yet this portrayal of a dangerous situation is very realistic. If your child is old enough to sit still and listen to a story, he or she is old enough for The Right Touch. The author is a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience in sexual abuse prevention. This book instructs children on how to deal with unwanted and inappropriate touching
OCLC Number: 38286634
ISBN/ISSN: 0935699104