Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

The Right Touch
Author Sandy Kleven
Talk About Touch: Alaska


Channel 11 news story featuring The Right Touch.

A gentle lesson to keep kids safe -- Place your order here for a copy signed by author, Sandy Kleven  

Don't be afraid to talk about touch.  The Right Touch will give you the right words to teach the right skills. 
~ Sandy Kleven, author.  Email me ~

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 Council, Ltd.


I absolutely loved this book!!!

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The Right Touch: 
A Read Aloud Story to 
Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
Sandy Kleven, LCSW
Illustrated by Jody Bergsma
32 pages, 8.5x11 hardcover
ISBN 0-935699-10-4 

Illustrations by
artist, Jody Bergsma,
bring a whimsical touch to
the telling of a serious life lesson.

Illumination Arts, Inc.  "A best seller."

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.