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My Body Belongs to Me

Two-Book Bundle for Caregivers and Young Children

This two-book bundle gives parents and caregivers tools to begin conversations with their young children about body safety, personal boundaries, respect and consent.

“My Body Belongs to Me”: A Parent’s Guide outlines guidelines for talking with your child, including example scripts for conversation and guidance for addressing difficult topics. “My Body Belongs to Me,” a selected children’s book as a companion to the parent’s guide, uses rhyme and illustration to convey the message that children have the right to be safe from unwanted touch. These two books were selected by community partners at Bay Area Hospital’s Kids’ HOPE Center in Coos Bay.

Learn more about The Ford Family Foundation’s long-term focus on child sexual abuse prevention as well as how you and your community can access prevention training.

“My Body Belongs to Me”: A Parent’s Guide
Available in English
Author: Elizabeth Schroeder, EdD, MSW
Year of Publishing: 2021
Number of Pages: 82

My Body Belongs to Me
Available in English or Spanish
Author: Jill Starishevsky
Illustrator: Angela Padrón
Year of Publishing: 2014
Number of Pages: 27

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Reviews

  1. Dana Goodale (verified owner)

    I couldn’t wait for this book to arrive so I checked it out at the local library. So excited to add it to my lending library now. The scripts and songs were great to help with navigating the delicate subject nature. Great for kids 3+

  2. mingomom (verified owner)

    I highly recommend this bundle to any parent or guardian. As uncomfortable as talking to our children can be, this makes it easier and much more helpful in navigating those situations we may be faced with. The children’s version is simple, straightforward, and to the point which I appreciate. The parents guide has tips and suggestions on how to navigate those conversations we may not yet be prepared for. Highly recommended.

  3. Chloe Lundabolt (verified owner)

    This bundle is so helpful! It makes what can be a difficult conversation easier to start. A great resource for parents or anyone who works with children!

  4. jan (verified owner)

    Such an important book to have and share with others.

  5. Amanda Littke-Kellam (verified owner)

    Excellent book for teaching kids about body autonomy, consent, and disclosing abuse to safe adults. The accompanying caregiver guide is nicely organized, comprehensive, and written by a sexual health professional.

  6. Blibertad (verified owner)

    The book has been a helpful conversation starter with our 3 year old. It has given her language to talk about body safety and ask questions/talk though scenarios – crucial tools in preventing child abuse.

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