In this simple story, Jimmy’s mom calmly helps him understand the difference between positive touches and negative
touches, even among family members. She teaches him how to resist touching that is secret, deceptive, or forced, affirming
that abuse is never a child’s fault.
Tactfully written by Sandy Kleven, LCSW, and gently illustrated by Jody
Bergsma, The Right Touch is a vitally important book for maintaining a child’s safety and well-being. Used by
parents, teachers, social workers, and counselors worldwide, The Right Touch was awarded the 1999 Benjamin Franklin
Parenting Award, was a finalist for the Small Press Award, and was also selected as “Outstanding” by the Parent
SUPER BOOK!!!! I absolutely loved this book!!!
The Right Touch: A Read Aloud Story to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
Sandy Kleven, LCSW
by Jody Bergsma 32 pages, 8.5x11 hardcover
A gentle lesson to keep kids safe -- Place your order here for a
copy signed by author, Sandy Kleven
Reaching beyond the usual scope of children’s picture books, this read-aloud story explores a very sensitive topic,
providing preventative education against the very real danger of inappropriate touching and sexual abuse. A gentle, respectful
resource for parents and caregivers, this book empowers children to trust their internal warning systems. It is a perfect
choice for starting discussions on this important but uncomfortable subject.