Age four is the average age that children are first approached by perpetrators. Most perpetrators are family members or close friends. These perpetrators are not found on the America’s Most Wanted website. The good news is with a little education you can train your children to resist unwanted touch. Perpetrators are typically intimidated by educated children, and will most likely back off. Knowledge is power for your child. Educate your child today on child abuse prevention. Prevention is fun and easy, give it a try. To read Some Parts are NOT for Sharing a child’s first book on body safety visit: http://juliefederico.com/books/some-parts-are-not-for-sharing/ There is no greater gift a parent can give than the gift of safety.
Please protect your children today. This book is also available in Spanish and coloring book format.
I write prevention books that every child needs to have. At time time of year parents are busy buying things for their kids. I challenge you to make these gift count. My books have the potential to save children’s lives, there is no greater gift a parent can give than the gift of safety. I write on school violence prevention, domestic violence prevention and child abuse prevention. I break down each topic in a a way that even the youngest of readers can understand. Knowledge is power won’t you protect your children today?
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Yet, this is a topic that needs much more attention than just one month of press. Since the virus has raged throughout the country reporting of child abuse cases has plummeted. While at the same time actual cases of child abuse are skyrocketing. Mandatory reporters have vanished from children’s lives, there is no one to help except the parent who may be the abuser. Children are in such a desperate state and they are for the most part alone.
I think it is wonderful that April is set aside to bring awareness to this problem. I also have to wonder how it feels to be an abused child in a household filled with control and anger? I imagine it feels awful lonely and as time goes on and no one rescues you the hopelessness that sets in must be suffocating. Abused children I am sure wish every month was Child Abuse Awareness Month. I work to train parents how to keep their kids safe from child abuse. I also teach young children how to speak up and get help when they are in abusive situations. It definitely takes a village to intervene with this problem. I am ending childhood sexual abuse one book at a time but this not fast enough for those living with abuse daily. It is not fast enough for the five children everyday who die from abuse. #fiveisenough. 1,738 children a year die from child abuse. This is staggering to my mind and soul. I feel as if I am holding life preserves with my landmark body safety book Some Parts are NOT for Sharing/Algunas Partes NO Son para Compartir. But just because I hold the life preservers that doesn’t mean I can save everyone. To order your copy of this life saving book visit: www.juliefederico.com
In hopes to educate children, my efforts are working. But five children a day, every day still die usually at the hands of their parents from abuse. More needs to be done. More public service announcements, billboards, commercials, and more prevention education. I am a huge supporter of Erin’s Law, which is moving, across our country state by state. The purpose of the law is to train all school-age children on child abuse prevention. There are some lawmakers who oppose this bill; they are not doing children any favors. But on the positive side,many states have already picked up the law and are making a difference in the lives of children. Education is the best method for preventing child abuse. An ounce of prevention can change a child’s life. Would you like to change a child’s life today? There is no greater gift a parent can give than the gift of safety. If you want to help here are some easy ways:
I write constantly about child abuse and child abuse prevention. I do not know why this is still such a large issue in our culture. I think some of the problem has to do with silence. Child abuse is built on silence. If you as a parent and person in charge of protecting your children say nothing, your child will say nothing to you if they are harmed. Talk to your children about child abuse even if you do not know what to say. By talking to them you are opening the door for them to talk to you if something were to happen to them. It is just this simple. If you need guidance read my landmark children’s book Some Parts are NOT for Sharing to them. www.juliefederico.com This book is appropriate for children as young as six months old. It is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to body safety. As your children age you will need other books my book educates the youngest of readers. You want to be the first one to talk about this subject with your child not the perpetrator. You want your child to learn that you want to hear from them at the first sign of trouble. If you do this your child will be harmed only once, then they will self disclosure. If you do not say anything most children will not say anything if someone violates them. It is your choice as a parent do you want to protect your kids or not? It is really that simple. I would not wait. I would have this conversation today. I think most parents wait too long to have this conversation. They think the time children are starting to do sleepovers at friends is a good time. This is too late. The average age kids are first approached is 4 years old. You only have two years they are verbal and two years they are not verbal. My 18 month old daughter understood my book Some Parts are NOT for Sharing. She was not a gifted child, just a regular kid. I tell you this to encourage you to speak to really young children about this. Here is a sample script, “Hey Luke, I was reading an article in the newspaper today about body safety. I have talked to you about a lot of things. I have never spoken about body safety. Body safety means that your body is your own. If someone touches you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable or upsets you I want to know as soon as possible. You will not be in trouble, I want to hear this information. I want you to stay safe and live freely. I found this great book that describes more of what I am saying.” Read Some Parts are NOT for Sharing. Ask if they have questions, ask if anyone has ever touched them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable. Say that you want to know if anyone does this no matter who they are. Most kids are harmed by family members so just prepare yourself. 9 times out of 10 your child will not be molested in a Walmart but are much more at risk at a family reunion. Don’t freak out, just be aware. Awareness is your friend not your enemy. The media over publicizes children who are harmed in public places. Very few people report their Uncle to the news so these stories are suppressed but these stories of family members harming kids is much, much more common. I worked as a middle school counselor for over 15 years and I heard many stories of abuse. Not one of them happened in a public place, they all happened in their own homes with their own families. I am trying to raise people’s awareness on this topic and get people talking. Silence is your enemy, silence will harm your child, silence will not protect your child. What can be done to prevent child abuse? Start talking! Start reading! Start listening!
Some Parts are NOT for Sharing
is a sensational book that will introduce the reader to a group of
friendly and adorable fish. The reader will follow the fish as they
learn about what part of our bodies we can share with others. The reader
will also learn about personal boundaries and what is inappropriate
touching. All while the reader learns this they will also be entertained
by the captivating story, and this book lovers is the premise of the
incredible Some Parts are NOT for Sharing!
The story of Some Parts are NOT for Sharing
is outstanding and full of a host of poignant themes and messages
thanks to the exceptional author Julie Federico. Federico throughout her
book explores many topics and themes throughout her book with the main
one being about your body and not sharing some parts. This theme and
many more are perfectly weaved together into one mesmerizing read, and
the result is a delightful book that all children should read or be
read. The story of Some Parts are NOT for Sharing, is rich and vivid and
will captivate young readers minds with its vivid descriptions, images,
Julie Federico is an exceptional author thanks to
her impeccably well-developed story, but she is also an excellent
writer thanks to the themes she explores throughout her novel as well as
her glorious descriptions. My children adored this book, and they
wanted to read it numerous times, and I believe this is thanks to the
original story that combines many emotive and entertaining themes and
because it is easy to read. There is no use of complicated or technical
words throughout the book; instead, it is written in an easy to read and
flawless way which will captivate and alight young readers minds with
amazement while also informing them on very important topics. The
illustrations laced throughout the book are just as phenomenal as the
writing, and young readers will adore looking at them.
As Some Parts are NOT for Sharing is an informative, moving, compelling and entertaining children’s book that all children should read, I, of course, have to award this book a dazzling five stars! So please, all parents please do buy and read this book for your child and all those that have young nephews, cousins, and nieces, etc should buy this book for them as it is one of the most charming children’s book I have ever encountered.