Resources for Parents
Child safety begins at home. An educated child is better able to protect himself/herself from predators. Please peruse the resources below and find the right language to discuss this issue with your children.
- The Sex -Wise Parent - The Parent's Guide to Protecting Your Child, Strengthening Your Family, and Talking to Kids About Sex, Abuse, and Bullying
In this important book, Dr. Janet Rosenzweig shows you how you can help protect your children from sexual abuse, trauma, and bullying through your everyday interaction with them. She’ll walk you through the steps you can take to combine your own family’s values with age-appropriate information for children at all stages of development. And she'll show you how to do it in a way that will improve the trust and communication between you and your child.
- Let's Stay Safe! - With its delightful pictures and child-friendly rhyming text, Let's Stay Safe helps us give our children essential life lessons in safe and unsafe behavior. Developed by Project Y.E.S. as part of its Karasick Child Safety Initiative.
- It's Time to Ask Your Kids If They Understand What the Sandusky Case Was About - By Dr. Janet Rosenzweig
- Talking to Your Child About Sexual Abuse - By Dr. Janet Rosenzweig
- I Don't Own My Child's Body
- Ask Now! Advice Column - The Ask Now! advice column offers you facts, guidance and resources to keep kids safe from sexual abuse. By sharing questions about the sexual abuse of children, adults can learn from each other and feel less isolated. Facing this issue together can bring hope and empowerment for all adults working to stop the sexual abuse of all children.
- Keeping Our Children Safe - Parenting advice from Rabbi Yakov Horowitz: Part 1 and Part 2
- Preventing Sexual Abuse At Summer Camp: Five Tips for Parents
- Hotline Numbers - If you have any concerns about your child's safety, please call one of the following child abuse hotlines immediately: 1-800-342-3720 (New York) • 1-800-792-8610 (New Jersey)
- Protect Our Children: Unlocking the Mind - A half-hour ABC special that delves into the fragile intricacies of a child's mind -- and explores how to maintain mental health at a young age.
- What Parents Need to Know - Dr. Janet Rosenzweig, a noted expert in child abuse for more than 30 years, details what adults need to know, what they should tell children and teens, and how to respond if told abuse has happened to their loved one.