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Message ID: 8657
Date: 2010-10-05

Author:Sandy Wurtele

Subject:Books on Preventing Childhood Sexual Abuse

Dear Colleagues: I'm very pleased to announce the release of two books aimed at preventing CSA. "Out of Harm's Way" (Parenting Press) is a parent's guide to protecting young children from sexual abuse. Praised by parents and professionals alike for its authoritative and objective look at a heinous crime, Out of Harm's Way can be used at home and in school, or as a complement to existing school safety curricula. It describes how respectable authority figures and family members might groom a child for abuse. How to watch for such grooming, how to discuss sexuality and body safety with children, and how to safely screen companions and authority figures are among the most important points in the book. It is available for $9.95. The second book, "Off Limits" (Safer Society Press) is written primarily for parents of toddlers to teens, and secondarily for professionals who work with youth. It opens and closes with the stories of four children who were sexually abused by people they knew and trusted. By delving into their experiences and by hearing the voices of other survivors and offenders, Off Limits! shatters many of the myths about sexual abusers, describes what puts certain children at risk for abuse, and explains how children are groomed for sexual exploitation, both in person and online. The book offers readers practical action steps for protecting children and teenagers, describes how to teach children body-safety skills, and recommends ways to keep youth off limits to sexual abusers. Material is also included for professionals on recognizing signs and symptoms of abuse and reporting suspected cases of abuse. This book employs a strong call to action and inspires readers to take a proactive role in stopping the sexual victimization of children. It also includes a comprehensive list of resources available for prevention and sexuality education. It is available for $20. Both books are available on amazon.com and through my website (www.sandywurtele.com). Sandy K. Wurtele, Ph.D. Professor/Department of Psychology Director/Undergraduate Studies in Psychology Chair/UCCS Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80933 Phone: 719-255-4150 E-mail: swurtele@uccs.edu

Dear Colleagues: I'm very pleased to announce the release of two books aimed at preventing CSA. "Out of Harm's Way" (Parenting Press) is a parent's guide to protecting young children from sexual abuse. Praised by parents and professionals alike for its authoritative and objective look at a heinous crime, Out of Harm's Way can be used at home and in school, or as a complement to existing school safety curricula. It describes how respectable authority figures and family members might groom a child for abuse. How to watch for such grooming, how to discuss sexuality and body safety with children, and how to safely screen companions and authority figures are among the most important points in the book. It is available for $9.95. The second book, "Off Limits" (Safer Society Press) is written primarily for parents of toddlers to teens, and secondarily for professionals who work with youth. It opens and closes with the stories of four children who were sexually abused by people they knew and trusted. By delving into their experiences and by hearing the voices of other survivors and offenders, Off Limits! shatters many of the myths about sexual abusers, describes what puts certain children at risk for abuse, and explains how children are groomed for sexual exploitation, both in person and online. The book offers readers practical action steps for protecting children and teenagers, describes how to teach children body-safety skills, and recommends ways to keep youth off limits to sexual abusers. Material is also included for professionals on recognizing signs and symptoms of abuse and reporting suspected cases of abuse. This book employs a strong call to action and inspires readers to take a proactive role in stopping the sexual victimization of children. It also includes a comprehensive list of resources available for prevention and sexuality education. It is available for $20. Both books are available on amazon.com and through my website (www.sandywurtele.com). Sandy K. Wurtele, Ph.D. Professor/Department of Psychology Director/Undergraduate Studies in Psychology Chair/UCCS Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80933 Phone: 719-255-4150 E-mail: swurteleuccs.edu