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*out of Harm's Way (10 Edition)by Wurtele
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How sexual molesters target kids, how they describe sexual contact as affection, and what parents can do to protect their children is what Sandy Wurtele talks about in a new book from Parenting Press.
Out of Harm's Way, a concise overview by a psychologist who studies child sexual abuse, skips the scare tactics and provides realistic recommendations for parents and caregivers. Wurtele, who heads the undergraduate psychology program at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, explains that creepy-looking strangers aren't the most likely molesters. Using information from predators that she interviewed, Wurtele spells out what behavior to watch for among friends, relatives, coaches, teachers and others who your children know.
This 32-page paperback is the latest of Parenting Press's guides to children's personal safety. All new material drawn from Wurtele's decades of work on child sexual abuse, Out of Harm's Way replaces Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse: A Parent's Guide,
This frank study authoritatively and objectively examines the heinous crime of child sexual abuse, explaining how, far from being the stereotypical “dirty old man” or pedophile, many child molesters arent so easy to detect. Without resorting to scare tactics or jargon, abuse prevention expert Sandy Wurtele describes how community members and extended family members might groom a child for abuse, gradually increasing the inappropriateness of physical contact. The straightforward information provided in this book will help parents increase their awareness of such grooming and discuss it with children.
Extensively field tested prior to publication, this identifies how children (and sometimes their guardians) are groomed by predators. Spells out what parents can do to protect children. No jargon or scare tactics.
About the Author
Sandy K. Wurtele, PhD, is a psychologist and professor in the department of psychology at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. She directs the undergraduate program and chairs the Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects. She is the author of Off Limits! A Parent's Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse and Safe Connections: A Parent's Guide to Protecting Young Teens from Sexual Exploitation. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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