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Teach your child good touch, bad touch

Teach your child good touch, bad touch
Donna Kshir / Donna M. Kshir

Research has shown, along with parents and caregivers, many educators are unaware of the signs, symptoms and prevention of childhood sexual abuse adding to the rapid and ever rising statistics. This is unacceptable with over 60 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the United States affecting 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys.

Many parents and caregivers have trouble talking to their young children about their bodies. Small children are notorious for asking questions that make parents squirm, especially when it comes to sexuality. Sex education and sexual awareness is a topic many parents and caregivers would prefer to avoid, but with childhood sexual abuse statistics at an all time high; it is one of the most important talks a parent or caregiver can have with their child.

One local organization making the process a little easier for parents and caregivers is Dreamcatchers for Abused Children. Dreamcatchers currently offers a "Good Touch, Bad Touch Child Sex Abuse Coloring and Activity Book." The coloring book teaches children the difference between good touches and bad touches, what to say if someone makes them feel upset with touches or requests touches, who to confide in if they need help and how to get away from people who make them feel uncomfortable. Most importantly it teaches the child, "Your body is special and it's all yours!"

To purchase a copy of the Good Touch, Bad Touch Child Sex Abuse Coloring and Activity Book, visit Dreamcatchers eBay store at:

There are ways to protect your children from abuse by learning the signs and symptoms of child abuse and childhood sexual abuse. Dreamcatchers for Abused Children is a 501 (c) 3 Michigan based non-profit child abuse and neglect awareness organization, dedicated to educating the public on the signs, symptoms, statics, intervention, prevention to assist victims and survivors in locating the proper resources to help achieve and enable a full recovery. This amazing organization is run by two moms on a mission to make a difference in the lives of children around the globe.

For more information on Dreamcatchers for Abused Children, visit their website at: