04 February 2010

Talking to your kids about sexual abuse with "The Swimsuit Lesson"

A few years ago my dear friend Jon Holsten began a mission to help parents address a very difficult subject, namely, child sexual abuse. This mission led him to develop a fantastic tool, a children's book entitled "The Swimsuit Lesson."

From his site:
His experiences on the front lines of law enforcement have led Jon to seek new ways to protect children from predators. His research and passion led him to create the wildly popular children's book: The Swimsuit Lesson. Beautifully written and illustrated, The Swimsuit Lesson helps parents talk to their young children about privacy, modesty, and those who might do them harm. The book has been featured on ABC's Good Morning America, numerous local media outlets and even caught the attention of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Jon has written articles on child sexual abuse and prevention for Focus on the Family, Children's Ministry Magazine, and other publications. In addition to his international speaking audiences, he has become a very popular speaker for local MOPS (Mothers' of Pre-Schoolers) groups.
The Swimsuit Lesson has been a simple, effective tool to instruct our kids on appropriate touch and to make them wary of sexual predation. My kids love the beautiful watercolor illustration (by another dear friend Scott Freeman) and they understand the simple message. I highly recommend it.
A great promo-trailer:

1 comment:

  1. The Let Go...Let Peace Come In Foundation is a newly formed nonprofit with a mission to help heal and support adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse worldwide. We are actively seeking adult survivors who would be willing to post a childhood photo and caption, their story, or their creative expressions to our website www.letgoletpeacecomein.org. By uniting survivors from across the globe we can help provide a stronger and more powerful voice to those survivors who have not yet found the courage to speak out. Together we can; together we should; together we NEED to stand up and be counted. Please visit our site for more details on how you can send us your submissions.

    Thank you for everything you do!

    Gretchen Paules
    Administrative Director
    Let Go...Let Peace Come In Foundation
    111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 212
    Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004