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For Children

Books On: Building Self-Esteem

I Am A Lovable Me! by Sharon Penching and Dr. Stuart HoffmanMarvelous Me by Linda Schwartz (5/up)I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont (PreK – 2)I'm Gonna Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis (4/up)I Like Me by Nancy Carlson (2-6)Incredible Me by Kathy Appett (PreK -2)Just Because I Am by Lauren Murphy Payne (3/up)When I Feel Good About Myself by Cornelia Maude Spelman (3/up)The Invisible String by Patrice KastLove You Forever by Robert MunschThe Twelve Gifts of Birth by Charlene CostanzoHave You Filled Your Bucket Today by Carol McCloud

Books On: Feelings

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith ViorstThe Way I Feel by Janan Cain (4/up)When I Feel Angry by Cornelia Maude Spelman (3/up)The Mad Family Gets Their Mads Out by Lynne NamkaI Love You All Day Long by Francesca RusackasReady for The Day!, Ready to Play!, and Ready for Bed by Stacey Kaye (3-8)Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee CurtisOn Monday When It Rained by Cheryl KachenmeisterMy Mouth is a Volcano by Julia CookWill You Fill My Bucket? by Carol McCloud and Karen Wells

Books on: Personal Boundaries

My Body Belongs to Me by Jill Starishevsky (3-8)I Said No! by Zack and Kimberly KingYour Body Belongs to You by Cornelia Maude Spelman (3-6)My Body is Private by Linda Walvoord (6-11)Do You Have A Secret by Jennifer Moore-MallinosThe Swimsuit Lesson by Jon HolstenThe Right Touch by Sandy Kleven, LCSW

Books On: Talking to Your Children About Their Body

What's The Big Secret? Talking About Sex with Girls and Boys by Laurie Krasny Brown, E.D. and Marc BrownAmazing You: Getting Smart About Private Parts by Gail Saltz and Lynne Avril CravathWho Has What? All About Girls' Bodies and Boys' Bodies by Robie H. Harris and Nadine Bernard Westcott

Books On: Grief and Trauma

Sad Isn't Bad, A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss by Michaelene Mundy and R.W. AlleyLifetimes, The beautiful way to explain death to children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert IngpenSamantha Jane's Missing Smile, A Story About Coping with the Loss of a Parent by Julie Kaplow and Donna PincusWhen Dinosaurs Die, A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc BrownA Terrible Thing Happened, A Story for Children who have Witnessed Violence or Trauma by Margaret M. Holmes and Cary PilloTear Soup, A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyenTwo Homes by Claire Masurel

Books On: Criminal Justice Issues

To Tell The Truth by Brian Ogawa by Debbie Gollehon and Alexandra RejzerWhat Is Jail Mommy? by Jackie StanglinMargaret's Story by Deborah Anderson and Martha Finne (6-11)What Will Happen To Me? by Howard Zehr and Lorraine Stutzman AmstutzThe Night Daddy Went to Jail by Janet M. Bender, M.Ed.Let's Talk About WHen Your Parent Is In Jail by Maureen K. Wittbold

For Teens

The Courage to Heal by Ellen BassDon't Tell: The Sexual Abuse of Boys by Michel DoraisInvisible Girls: The Truth About Sexual Abuse by Patti FeuereisenHow Long Does It Hurt: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Families by Cynthia MatherI Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape by Robin WarshawKids Helping Kids by Linda Lee FoltzWhat Will Happen To Me? by Howard Zehr and Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz

For Parents

Books On: Keeping Children Safe/Communication

Off Limits: A Parent's Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse by Sandy K. Wurtele and Feather Berkower - go to www.parentingsafechildren.comThe Five Love Languages of Children by Gary ChapmanReady for the Day!, Ready to Play!, and Ready for Bed! by Stacey Kaye

Books On: Dealing with the Aftermath of Sexual Abuse

Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse by Caren Adams and Jennifer FayAdults Molested as Children: A Survivor's Manual for Women and Men by Bear and DimockThe Mother's Book by Carolyn ByerlyWhen Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parent's Guide to Healing and Recovery by Kathryn Brohl and Joyce Case PotterKids Helping Kids by Linda Lee FoltzVictims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Child Sexual Abuse by Mike LewThe Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary ChapmanWhat Will Happen To Me? by Howard Zehr and Lorraine Stutzman Manstutz

Website Resources

Local and State Resources

Prevent Child Abuse, NY ChapterVera HouseNYS Office of Children and Family ServicesMandated Reporter Training website

National Center for Missing and Exploited ChildrenFree Spirit Publishing (books and resources for children and parents)Parenting Safe Children

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*Also, your school counselor, a social worker, nurse and librarian are great resources!

If you suspect that a child is being abused, call Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-342-3720