I Am Safe: Helping Children Know What To Do If... Paperback – July 24, 2015
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-Hannah Rinehart, MA, LPC, Counselor
"I would absolutely recommend this as a helpful tool for parents, school counselors and child advocates. This book provides just the right amount of information, with just the right wording to help guide children and adults into further discussion.
The wording was great. I felt it was very reassuring."
REST Ministries, Akron PA
"Kimberly Rae's "I am Safe" coloring book reaches out to children through through an age-appropriate activity in which children are taught and reassured of appropriate boundaries. It also offers a less threatening manner of reaching out when abuse if a child has been inappropriately touched or abuse is suspected. I've known Kimberly Rae for several years and she is passionate about educating, protecting and eliminating trafficking and abuse. I highly recommend these coloring books for any institution that serves a children's advocate."
Amy L. Bovaird
Author of Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith.
-Tabitha, child, age 7
...it's very positive and if a child who was a victim was reading it, I think it would be very reassuring.
My 6 yr old understood everything. He had some questions because we haven't discussed some of these things, but it was a good conversation starter.
The pictures are pleasing and positive."
-Delilah, child, age 5
I bought these books for 2 of my granddaughters. I read them before giving the book to them. I found them easy reading,non-threatening, and colorfully illustrated. The subject of the wrong type of interaction from an adult is gently addressed making the message easy to understand and accept. This approach encourages the child to say"no", gives practical ways to stay safe, and empowers them to share their feelings and experience with a safe adult without being afraid to do so. It also helps them to realize that the action or response of an adult is not their fault. The coloring is relaxing therapy while they read and makes it easier for the child to open his, or her, heart to the message of the book. I will be purchasing more of these books for my other grandchildren.
Janet Highlander, Social Services Worker
From Kimberly Rae, the author of the best-selling series, Stolen Woman, which deals with the evils of human trafficking, it seems surprising to see coloring books listed among recently published books. The two books, entitled I Am Safe, were prepared to help younger children become aware of dangers a child may face and how to stay away from potentially dangerous situations, such as fire or accepting rides with strangers or sexual abuse.The format of a coloring book makes it easy for the child to talk about and remember these situations.
The second book is for parents, teachers or counselors and gives information that helps the adult know how to discuss each matter with the child. There is even information about the body language that would communicate problems the child might be afraid to reveal. This should help the adult identify serious problems that need to be addressed.
These books are an excellent way of helping children learn what to do if they experience possible problems that might remain hidden if they had never been aware of these situations.
Retired teacher and tutor for troubled children
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