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Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: A Parent's Guide 


A Parents Guide: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Curriculum: Grades k-12

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A Parent's Guide (2nd Edition)

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Your children's teachers and school administrators want you to be aware of the ways you can reinforce Sexual abuse childwhat your children are learning in school - how to protect themselves from sexual abuse. That is the purpose of this Parent's Guide. This 44 page guide, which is available separately, is an integral part of  the Kindergarten - Grade 12 Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Curriculum. The Parent's Guide has been prepared for you, the first, primary, and most important educator in your children's lives. Because you are a constant, irreplaceable influence in their lives, we ask your help in teaching your children how to be safe.

Child Abuse can be Prevented

Sexual abuse of girls is as high as 1 in 3For that reason, schools, law enforcement and social service agencies are teaching your children how to be safe when out of your direct care--walking to school, playing outside with friends, running errands, attending neighborhood parties. By talking with children in a calm, informative manner about sexual abuse, parents can reinforce their partnership with the school, other parents and professional child-care workers. The building of self-esteem and abuse-prevention skills as lifelong habits will enable children to be their own first line of defense.
This Parent's Guide explores the following issues and more:
  • Defining child sexual abuse
  • Identifying the pedophile and ephebophile
  • Becoming aware of grooming techniques used to seduce potential victims
  • Learning the damaging effects of child sexual abuse
  • Methods used by child sexual abusers to select their victims
  • Identifying how sexual abusers attract victims
  • Techniques parents can use to keep their children safe
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Signs of child abuse are more than physical looksThis Parent's Guide, which addresses child sexual abuse of minors from pre-school to age seventeen, is available in English and Spanish. This guide will share with parents the types of techniques used by sexual abusers to entice child victims, the types of victims sexual abusers often select, signs which may alert parents to abuse in their own children, the lifelong effects of sexual abuse on the victims, and abuse - prevention methods.

The author, Mary A. Lentz, Esq., is a former public school teacher and Ohio attorney who specializes in public and private school law. She has served as an assistant county prosecutor in the criminal division and as a municipal police prosecutor. She writes extensively in the areas of school and child safety.

Copyright 2003-2004 by Mary A. Lentz. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language in any form or by any means, electric, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Mary A. Lentz.