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Two books that every early educator, parent, and ECE service must have
‘Smart Parenting for Safer Kids’
AUTHOR: Professor Freda Briggs
This unique book by Australia’s leading light in Child Protection, Professor Freda Briggs AO, is a practical guide for every early educator, parent and ECE service.
The book sheds light on several significant risks, the sexual abuse of children, safe use of the Internet and modern day bullying.
This book provides sound information for both parents and professionals about the developing needs and experiences of children. (Dr. Sue Vardon, AO Former CEO, Child Protection and Family Services, South Australia)
Professor Briggs’ vast experience comes from her years as a child protection officer with London’s Metropolitan Police, then as a social worker, educator and researcher including 21 years as consultant and researcher for New Zealand Police. She has published 13 books for professionals on education for child protection. At long last, and in response to parent demand, she has produced a book providing sound information for parents and parent educators about the needs of children and risks to their safety today.
AUTHOR: Karen Rochester
This is indeed a very special book. It's a book that can help children to trust and to speak up when someone is 'hurting' them. It communicates with the child-reader at his/her own language level.
(Dialogue, in part)
"Every single person on the planet has to be brave at least once in their life, no matter who they are, how old they are, or how strong they are. Being brave is about having the courage to do the best thing, even when it's hard and especially when you're scared to do it.
One of the hardest times to be brave is when someone has hurt you. It’s especially hard to be brave if a person has hurt you and you don’t know what to do about it.
The person who harmed you may have hurt you once, or more than once; in one way, or many ways. This person might still be hurting you
“No one has the right to hurt your body, or your feelings. No one has the right to hurt your family, or your friends, or your pets, or your things. No one is allowed to hurt another person, no matter who they are, or how old they are, or how important they are…NO ONE!
A very touching and powerful book that has the ability to return control to its rightful owner.
The book tells how it is normal to experience changes in feelings and behaviour if something like this happens. It also supports and encourages the child to find a safe person to talk to about it. ‘It is not your fault!’ is reiterated throughout the book
This book has the potential to empower many people, both children and adults, to finally disclose secrets that may have paralysed them for years and allow them to start on their own journey of healing and recovery. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! (Anne Macdonald, Clinical Psychologist)
Please note that for ChildForum members these books are available direct from the publisher JoJo Publishing.
JoJo are offering 10% discount on purchases to ChildForum members. Isn't this fabulous! Thank you JoJo.