CCFA Suggested Reading List :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

CCFA's Suggested Reading List

Talking to your kids about abuse- what it is, how to prevent it and how to overcome trauma- can be very difficult. These books can help you approach the topic and guide you through the discussions.

  • Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse: A Parent's Guide by Janie Hart-Rossi

  • When Your Child Has Been Molested by Kathryn Brohl and Joyce Case Potter

  • Brave Bart:  A Story for Traumatized and Grieving Children by Caroline H. Sheppary, ACSW

  • A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M. Holmes

  • It's My Body: A Book to Teach Young Children How to Resist Uncomfortable Touch by Lory Freeman

  • Today I Feel Silly by Jamie Lee Curtis

  • Personal Space Camp by Julia Cook

  • Words Are Not for Hurting by Elizabeth Verdick

  • Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi, Ph.D.

  • My Body Is Private by Walvoord Girard

  • The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

  • The Feelings Book and Journal (from American Girl) by Dr. Lynda Madison

  • Queen Bees and Wannabes (Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence) by Rosalind Wiseman

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