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"I wish this book existed when I was a child . . . these 20 pages could have saved my childhood and given me a voice. I was one child who could not be saved, but millions more can if this book gets into the right hands. Save a child-let them know their body belongs to them." -Erin Merryn, recent guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the driving force behind the passage of Erin's Law My Body Is Special and Belongs to Me! is a fun, safe, developmentally appropriate, and most of all comfortable way for parents to educate their children about the topic of personal safety. This book is the conversation you want to have with your child, but may not be sure how to approach. This book will empower your children with the understanding that their bodies belong to them and that they are in charge of their own bodies. As Personal Safety Educators, we are often asked by parents how they can talk to their children about this important subject without scaring them or sending the wrong message. My Body Is Special and Belongs to Me! was created to open the lines of communication between parents and children. Talking about touch with your children can and should be a part of everyday parenting. The Parents Place section contains a plethora of information all parents, caregivers, and teachers need to know about teaching personal safety. As you read through the children's section, its age-appropriate, kid-friendly format will guide you in educating your child about safe and unsafe touch. My Body Is Special and Belongs to Me! provides a framework for many ongoing conversations with your children about personal safety, secrets, trusted adults, and much more. This book will help you give your kids the tools they need to be KidSafe Smart! "My Body Is Special teaches children that they have a right to feel safe and comfortable, and that others will listen when they speak up using their "Safety Voice." The way the authors approach the topic takes the scariness out of talking about it-with even
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Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA, Child Safety Expert, Mental Health Professional, Educator, Public Speaker, Author, Mom, and Cofounder of KidSafe Foundation. Sally is a former Psychotherapist who has a Masters in Elementary Education and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. She has worked in private practice as well as in business. She specializes in psycho educational workshops and group therapy. Sally has worked with survivors of physical and sexual abuse and has served on the school board of B’nai Israel and as a volunteer for special needs children. Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW, Child Safety Expert, Mental Health Professional, Educator, Public Speaker, Author, Mom, and Cofounder of KidSafe Foundation. Cherie has been working in the field of social work, specializing in children and families, since 1989. After earning her MSW from Boston University Cherie took a position as a public school guidance counselor (School Social Worker) in Boston. There she had the opportunity to work with early intervention through middle school students, teachers and parents. She trained and specialized in violence prevention/conflict resolution, active parenting skills, and her main focus, personal safety. About the Illustrator: Lilah Cohen is a sixteen-year-old honors student who resides in Florida. She lives with her parents, both of whom are employed in law enforcement, three younger siblings and her cat, Red. Her two sisters and brother often serve as inspiration for her drawings. Lilah has been drawing for as long as she can remember and has taken various art courses since she was five. When she is not drawing, Lilah enjoys reading and is avid fan of art and history.
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Book Description KidSafe Press, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110578074761
Book Description KidSafe Press, 2012. Condition: New. Lilah Cohen (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0578074761
Book Description KidSafe Press, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0578074761