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Child Protection

A Guide for teachers and child care professionals

Freda Brigs, Russell Hawkins

Child Protection is a comprehensive guide to the common forms of child abuse and neglect. It offers practical help for the identification of child abuse and neglect and the support of the child victims and, in particular, the provision of curriculum for child protection.

21x14cm  245 pages  $39.95  

Do You Have a Secret?

Jennifer Moore-Malinos, illus Marto Fabrega

Secrets can be fun to keep . . . if the secret is something that makes you and everybody else happy. Then a secret is something very nice. But if you have a secret that hurts you . . . a secret that makes you sad or scares you . . . that's when you would feel much better if you talk about it to somebody you trust. It might be very hard for you to tell such a secret to Mom, or to Dad, or to your teacher. But it's best for you to be brave and talk about it. When you do, the problem can be made to go away.

24x24cm  32 pages  $15.00  

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Mo Willems

What can Pigeon do to get his way? He pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the story - is he allowed to drive the bus, and who's manipulating who?

23x23cm  32 pages  $15.95  

I Said NO!

A Kid-to-Kid guide for keeping private parts private

Zack and Kimberly King

Written from a kid's point of view, this book helps kids set healthy boundaries for their private parts. To help Zack cope with a real-life experience he had with a friend, he and his mom wrote a book to help prepare other kids to deal with a range of problematic situations. I Said No! uses kid-friendly language and illustrations to help parents, teachers and concerned adults give kids guidance they can understand, practice and use. Using a simple, direct, decidedly non-icky approach that doesn't dumb down the issues involved, as well as an easy-to-use system to help kids rehearse and remember appropriate responses to help keep them safe, I Said No! covers a variety of topics, including: * What's appropriate and with whom. * How to deal with inappropriate behavior, bribes and threats. * When and where to go for help, and what to do if the people you are turning to for help don't listen. * Dealing with feelings of guilt and shame

21x21cm  38 pages  $20.00  

It's My Body

A Book to Teach Young Children How to Resist Uncomfortable Touch

Lory Freeman

Preschool children can learn safe boundaries, how to distinguish between "good" and "bad" touches, and how to respond appropriately to unwanted touches. This is a powerful book for enhancing self-esteem.

22x12cm  32 pages  $18.95  

Loving Touches

A Book for Children about Positive, Caring Kinds of Touching

Lory Freeman

Describes various types of loving or positive touches, including hugs, kisses, and sitting on laps, and how to ask for and enjoy them.

21x17cm  32 pages  $18.95  

My Body is Private


A mother-child conversation introduces the topic of sexual abuse and ways to distinguish between good touching and unwanted touching.

20x23cm  26 pages  $15.95  

Pigeon Has Feelings, Too

A Smidgeon of pigeon

Mo Willems

This board book is another story about the pigeon and the bus driver. Can the bus driver manipulate the pigeon to show everybody his happy face, and how will Pigeon feel?

15x15cm  10 pages  $12.00  

Secret Safe to Tell

Naomi Hunter

This beautifully illustrated book encourages and empowers children to speak up if someone is touching them in a way that makes them uncomfortable.

25x23cm  32 pages  $17.00  

Signs of Safety

A Solution and Safety Oriented Approach to Child Protection

Turnell &Edwards

Australian social workers Turnell and Edward present an approach by which child protection professionals can build partnerships with parents where there is suspected or substantiated child abuse or neglect. They explain how signs of safety can be built upon to stabilize and strengthen the child's and family's situation

24x16cm  216 pages  $52.95  

Tilly's Big Problem

Rose Stanley

When Tilly's problem gets too much for her she confides in her friend Ned. Although Ned can't come up with a solution, he works out an intriguing way to help her find someone to talk to. A very serious subject treated in a delightful story with clever illustrations.
A very useful book for introducing the concept of "People I could talk to" in the Protective Behaviours area.

19x20cm  32 pages  $15.00  

Trouble with Secrets

Karen Johnson

Secrets can be a confusing issue for children. Which secrets should be told and which secrets should be kept? This book helps children distinguish between hurtful secrets and good surprises. Full color.

21x14cm  32 pages  $18.95  

What Does It Mean to Be Safe?

Rana DiOrio, Sandra Salsbury, illus

As a young boy and his friends go on an outing to the local river and then return home, they look out for one another, resist peer pressure, and listen to their inner voices to know the right thing to do. Along the way, the boy discovers that each of us is the single best person to protect our precious self, and that there are so many things we can all do to be safe! Explores physical, emotional, social, and cyber safety in unthreatening ways that spark meaningful conversations between adults and children.

23x26cm  32 pages  $32.00  

Your Body Belongs to You

Cornelia Spelman, illus Teri Weidner

Most of the time you like to get a hug or a kiss. But when you don't, it's okay to say no, because your body belongs to you. The author has included a helpful guide for discussing good and bad touching, while the book's easy text and gentle illustrations remind children that their feelings count.

23x20cm  32 pages  $13.00