This book was created to help even the most skittish parent engage in an honest, positive and upbeat discussion about the dignity and respect with which our bodies are to be treated. Each beautifully illustrated page is designed to provide a launching pad for a family discussion about the topic of child safety, even while adhering to the highest notions of tzniyus.
Development of TALKING ABOUT PRIVATE PLACES took place over a number of years during which some of the leading mental health professionals of our times, respected rabbonim and askonim generously shared their expertise and wisdom and graciously allowed Project Innocent Heart to turn their ideas into the wonderful book you now hold in your hands.
Project Innocent Heart is committed to significantly reducing the incidence of child victimization throughout our communities and has created comprehensive programs to generate awareness of the issue, heighten sensitivity to recognize signs of abuse and disseminate the knowledge necessary to make our communities safer. However, the single most effective element in reducing victimization among our precious children is talking to them about it in just the way it is presented in this book.
To reap the full benefits of ôTALKING ABOUT PRIVATE PLACES,ö look for a Project Innocent Heart Parent Seminar coming soon to your community and make sure to sign up. Our kids are worth at least that much.
"It is our responsibility as prents to teach our children about all aspects of safety. Talking About Private Places helps parents address an aspect of personal safety that is critical in our generation and should be required reading for all children. The book's clear, simple, and age-appropriate lessons will help to open lines of communication that, until now, have often been locked behind a wall of uncertainty and fear. I urge parents everywhere to study and internalize its lessons and then take the time to utilize this book as a beautiful opportunity to protect and to grow even closer to their children."-- Rabbi Yaakov Bender, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Darchei Torah