There are many avenues for beginning to address child abuse, but sometimes websites and books offers the security of anonymity while providing information and validation.

 

books for parents/caregivers.

Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse, Caren Adams and Jennifer Fay 

When Your Child Has been Molested: A parents' Guide to Healing and Recovery, Kathryn Brohl with Joyce Case Potter 

Healing The Harm Done: A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Child Overcome the Effects of Sexual Abuse, Jennifer Y. Levy, Ph.D 

Preparing Children for Court: A Practitioner's Guide, Lynn Copen 

Walking the Tiger, Peter Levine 

1,2,3 Magic: Effective Discipline For Children, Thomas Phelan 

This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids by Danielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo 

Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child by Telaina Eriksen 

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child by Michael C. LaSala, Ph.D. 

books for children.

(Appropriate age range in parenthesis)

A Terrible Thing Happened, Margret M.Holmes 

When I Feel Angry, Cornelia Maude Spelman 

Your Body Belongs To You, Cornelia. Spelman 

No Means No, Jaydeen Sanders 

Amazing You; Getting smart about your private parts by Dr. Gail Saltz 

Do you have a Secret? By, Jennifer Moore-Mallinos 

Let’s Talk about Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect, by Jayneed Sanders 

A Book for Kids about Private Parts, Touching, Touching Problems, and Other Stuff, by Eliana Gil and Jennifer Shaw 

Alex and the Scary Things, by Melllisa Moses 

A Place For Star; Children and their experience of family violence; A Story of Hope, by Howard Schor 

The Day my Daddy Lost His Temper, by Dr. Carol S. McCleary 

Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids, by Kristen A Jenson, MA 

The Ultimate Guide to Social Media Safety for Kids, by Qouren Whitebear 

A Family is a Family is a Family  by Sara O’Leary (4-7) 

parents of LGBTQ resources.

This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids by Danielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo 

Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child by Telaina Eriksen 

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child by Michael C. LaSala, Ph.D. 

Join a local PFLAG Chapter: http://pflagathensarea.com/ 

Engage with resources through the Family Acceptance Project at: https://familyproject.sfsu.edu/resources 

websites for parents/caregivers.

National Children’s Advocacy Center 

National Children’s Alliance 

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia 

www.D2L.org 

Safehearts.com 

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

https://familyproject.sfsu.edu/resources 

books for children with same gender parents.

(Appropriate age range in parenthesis)

Antonio’s Card/La Tarjeta de Antonio by Rigoberto González (7-10) [Bilingual book

A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O’Leary (4-7) 

Donovan’s Big Day by Lesléa Newman  (3-7) 

And Tango Makes Three by Henry Cole (2-5) 

Daddy, Papa, and Me by Lesléa Newman (0-5) 

Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman (3-7) 

Mommy, Mama, and Me by Lesléa Newman (0-5) 

Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer (5-6) 

books for children with LGBTQ+ characters.

(Appropriate age range in parenthesis)

Sparkle Boy by Lesléa Newman (4-8) 

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom (3-8)

Annie’s Plaid Shirt by Stacy B. Davids (3-8) 

George by Alex Gino (9-12) 

Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack (4-8) 

Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill (9-12) 

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders (4-8) 

The Boy & The Bindi by Vivek Shraya (4-8) 

I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings (4-8) 

Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love (4-8) 

Large Fears by Myles E. Johnson (4-8) 

Maiden Voyage by Jaimee Poipoi, Adam Reynolds, and Chaz Harris (5-10) 

Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman (2-5) 

When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community by Gayle E. Pitman (4-8) 

My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis (3-8) 

The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy by S. Bear Bergman (3-8) 

The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams (6-12) 

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher (9-12) 

The Misfits by James Howe (9-14) 

Better Nate Than Never by Tim Federle (9-12) 

They She He Me, Free to Be! by Maya and Matthew Gonzales (3-7) 

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman (4-8) 

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky (10-14) 

Ashes to Asheville by Sarah Dooley (10-14) 

Drama by Raina Telgemeir (10-14) 

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake (10-13) 

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills (12 and up) 

Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bill Wright (12 and up) 

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater (12-17) 

 

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