My Yucky Feeling

Written by Anne Malver

Author of My Safe Place – Found here

“Teaching children to trust their gut makes this book a must read for children & parents! This engaging book is an important teaching tool that can save a child by letting them know they matter and they have the power within themselves.”

You can contact her at annemalver@gmail.com and can follow her on Instagram: @anne.malver

Educator and author Anne Malver has worked tirelessly in an effort to help victims of abuse. Holding multiple degrees in Education and Psychology, and Graduate Certificates in Special Education and School Counseling, Anne serves her community as a School Counselor in rural Western Washington. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Anne has a unique perspective which she brings to her work both as a clinician and as an author. Her book, “My Yucky Feeling” addresses the fact that we have an internal alarm system when danger is near. This can be described as My Yucky Feeling and can help keep us safe when in harm’s way. This book may be used as an additional teaching tool as part of an ongoing family dialogue about child abuse prevention education. Click here to order the book.

Cate’s Magic Garden

Written by Betsy Coffeen

A heartwarming and lavishly illustrated picture book to remind young readers that even in the darkest of times, “words change worlds.

You can contact her at coffeen2@cox.net

When Cate the caterpillar discovers a dried-up garden and the grumpy critters who call it home, it’s up to her to show Davey Dung Beetle, Pete Potato Bug, and Walter Worm how to make it bloom. Can Cate teach them to use the magic of friendship and the power of positive thinking to bring their garden back to life?

Betsy Coffeen is a mom, a Childhelp Wings Advisor, and a freelance writer, trying to make the world a better place one word at a time. She lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona with her husband Clay and three children. She enjoys running, yoga, traveling with her family, and devoting her time to serving the children of Childhelp. She especially wants to thank her husband, Minnesota family, cherished cousins Stephanie, and dear friend Jamie Relei Ferguson. Click here to order her book.

Some Parts are NOT for Sharing

Written by Julie Federico

Author of Anger is OKAY Violence is NOT – Found here

Travel with a pair of friendly fish as they learn about what parts of our bodies we share with others. Children will learn what the boundaries of appropriate touching are in a very non-threatening way. Children will enjoy learning about their bodies as they get some important information from a pair of fish. Parents will marvel at the simple straight-forward language and use of sea creatures that create this message all children must hear.

You can contact her at juliefederico@gmail.com.

Julie Federico, M.A. is a former a middle school counselor. Violence in schools is a topic Ms. Federico understands. She was employed with Jefferson County Public School District during the 1999 Columbine High School shootings and was a first responder. Ms. Federico awarding winning children’s author of “Some Parts are NOT for Sharing” and “Anger is OKAY Violence is NOT” are children’s first books on personal safety and anger control. Click here to order the book. This book is also available in Spanish – found here.

I love you so much that…

Written by Kathy J Picard

Author of Life with My Idiot Family – Found here

An enchanting story written with warmth and purpose about what love is and does to keep children safe. With soft, simple illustrations and meaningful text, this beautiful story focuses on keeping children aware of what caring adults expect, teach, and share. It should be read, shared, and talked about often. This will certainly help young minds to understand what is and isn’t love.

You can contact her by email at kathychildadvocate@gmail.com.

Since 2003, Kathy Picard has worked tirelessly to raise public awareness about the prevalence and realities of childhood sexual abuse. Using her own life’s experience as a platform, she speaks to public, private and political audiences as part of her mission to expose childhood sexual abuse for the “dirty little secret” it continues to be, and to educate and inform all of us about how we can become a part of the solution. For her consistent and concerted efforts towards raising awareness, and for being an active and vocal advocate in the successful reform of the Massachusetts Statute of Limitations laws regarding sex crimes against children, she was awarded an Unsung Heroine Award, the William Pynchon Award, and Zonta International’s Founder’s Day Award. Click here to order the book.

Take Care of Yourself

Written by Shohreh Afshar

When Helen, a kindergarten teacher, entered her class with a huge bag instead of her usual books, children right away realized that something different and important was going to take place that day. The story educates children to be aware of their feelings and trust them. The book also educates children what to do when facing an uncomfortable situation.

Parents and educators usually find it difficult to initiate a discussion about sensitive subjects such as private parts. This story, through engaging and provoking children’s curiosity, provides definitions and clarification on some of the related concepts, such as good touches and bad touches, good secrets and bad secrets, and how to tell the difference.

The story also educates children to be aware of their feelings and trust them. This is especially important as the analytical mind is not yet developed in those tender ages, and a child has to primarily rely on his or her feelings to assess a situation and act accordingly. The book also educates children what to do when facing an uncomfortable situation.

Shohreh currently lives in Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada. Throughout her career, she has worked in a number of industries, such as health care and education, as a teacher, analyst, IT professional and project manager. Her formal studies were mainly in the fields of Humanities (MA), teaching/learning methods, human rights for children and child abuse prevention. While teaching, she closely observed how childhood abuse deprives a child from a happy and normal life. Equally disturbing is the shocking amount of adults, even seniors, whose entire lives were poisoned by debilitating memories of childhood abuse. These two close observations compelled her to draw on her experiences and studies to make a contribution towards preventing all forms of child abuse. Prevention requires awareness and awareness in turn requires education. This book intends to provide some basic educational material. Click here to order the book.