Child Protection Resources

CHILD PROTECTION DOCUMENTS

ARTICLES ON ABUSE 

RECOMMENDED BOOKS 

  • The Well-Armored Child: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Sexual Abuse (2015) by Joelle Casteix.  ISBN: 13: 978-1-63299-039-6 ($12.95).  Available from www.casteix.com.Office for Child Protection review: This is simply the best book for parents who want to learn how to protect their children from victimization.  It is easy to read and filled with practical tips on how to raise a child who is a “hard target,” meaning one who cannot easily be manipulated by a predator.  The book ranges from introducing basic concepts to toddlers all the way to helping your college student navigate dangerous situations without being harmed.
  • Veronica’s Veil: Spiritual Companionship for Survivors of Abuse (2014), by Rev. Lewis S. Fiorelli, O.S.F.S. and T. Pitt Green. ISBN: 978-1-4575-3414-0 ($29.95).Office for Child Protection review: The definitive book for supporting survivors of sexual abuse.  The book is beautifully written in three voices: those of survivor, therapist and spiritual advisor.  Even experienced practitioners in therapeutic or spiritual fields will find new and immensely helpful insights.  It should be required reading for anyone working with abuse survivors!
  • A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, A Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home (2012) by Steve Pemberton.  ISBN: 978-1-5955-5263-1 ($24.99).

TECHNOLOGY SAFETY RESOURCES 

BULLYING AND SCHOOL HARRASSMENT 

SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES:

General Internet Resources:

Massachusetts Internet Resources:

HUMAN TRAFFICING RESOURCES:

TRUANCY/DELINQUENCY

LINKS

  • darkness2light.org – Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
  • missingkids.com – National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • cybertipline.com – Fighting Child Exploitation
  • netsmartz.org – Internet Safety
  • fallriverparentacademy.org – The Fall River Parent Academy is a growing partnership of our community agencies, businesses and schools working together to offer FREE learning opportunities for Fall River parents and other caring adults. Our network of resources provides unique, interactive courses and workshops designed to help parents become active partners in their children’s education and also to explore areas of personal and professional growth.

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