ERIC Number: ED426758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Raising Sexually Healthy Children. Sexual Development, Sexual Abuse Prevention & Self Esteem for Children under Seven.
Schrank, Louise Welsh; Hoke, Susan
This videotape guide is intended to prepare current and future parents to handle without nervousness important body issues that develop during a child' early years. The early prevention training companion video shows how parents can protect the young from sexual abuse by training children to recognize improper advances, to say no to a perpetrator, and to speak up should an incident occur. The "Overview" section of the guide notes the prevalence of sexual abuse and the effects of child sexual victimization. The guide then lists objectives of the video teaching session, including promoting parenting that fosters self-esteem and body acceptance rather than shame, and showing when and how to handle questions about sex. Next the guide provides discussion questions for use after viewing the video in the areas of psycho-sexual development, shame and self-esteem, and body safety. The remainder of the guide presents pages reproducible as handouts covering myths about preventing child sexual abuse; correcting behavior without inducing shame; sexual development and self-esteem in children; how a child's sexuality develops; when a child has been abused; teaching body safety; characteristics of a perpetrator; and signs of sexual abuse. (Contains 52 references.) (HTH)
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Child Abuse, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Physical Development, Prevention, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Young Children
Learning Seed, 330 Telser Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047; Tel: 800-634-4941 (Toll-Free); Fax: 847-540-0854; e-mail: LEARNSEED@AOL.COM (Catalog No. 228, 28-minute VHS videotape and this study guide, $89).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Learning Seed, Lake Zurich, IL.
Note: Designed to accompany and be used with companion videotape, but has enough content to be useful on its own.