The developmental challenges of children with special needs means they are often more at risk of physical or emotional exploitation. This book provides invaluable tools to help parents, carers and teachers protect vulnerable children. Difficult topics are sensitively and straightforwardly addressed through step-by-step guidelines for parents and learning activities for children.
Guidance to carers includes information on how to identify warning signs of abuse, and recognise tell-tale behaviour changes in their child. Intervention activities help children learn which adults to trust and how to stay safe, while reducing the fear, shame or stigma surrounding abuse. Aimed at ages 5-12, these learning devices have been specifically designed to meet a range of comprehension and developmental abilities, with instructions for parents to adapt them to meet the specific needs of their child.
This important guidebook empowers adults to fulfil their responsibility to protect and support children, and to provide a safe environment in which every child can reach their highest potential free from coercion or abuse.
- Chapter 1. For Caregivers and Educators.
- Chapter 2. Friendship.
- Chapter 3. Healthy and Expected Behaviour of Family and Friends.
- Chapter 4. Body Awareness and Life Skills.
- Chapter 5. Steps to take / who to tell and How to tell.
- Chapter 6. Personal Empowerment: Feeling Strong and Safe.
Debra S. Jacobs is an occupational therapist in private practice and also at a Public School in Tucson, USA
“This book would be good with parents dealing with a child that has special needs or autism. This book can teach them something that they did not know. I am not a parent but I do work with children of special needs and this book is a great read. At the end of the book it states that Children learn best when they have people around them who believe that they can accomplish great things”