The Right Touch

The Right Touch : Read-Aloud Story to Help Prevent Child Sex Abuse

By (author) Sandy Kleven , Illustrated by Jody Bergsma

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Developed as a gentle and thoughtful tool for teaching skills to help prevent child sexual abuse. All of us, especially children, need affection and personal contact. However, children should be taught that secret, deceptive, or forced touching is wrong and should immediately be reported to a trusted adult.

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  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 218.44 x 285.75 x 12.7mm | 385.55g
  • 01 Mar 1998
  • Illumination Arts Publishing Co Inc
  • Bellvue
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0935699104
  • 9780935699104
  • 45,229

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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.

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