Booklets- The series of booklets: “What you should know about Child Abuse”….



Booklet #1Reading the signs / Parenting — The Key.

Booklet #2 Children at Risk – Protection and Care

Booklet #3Dating Violence – Steps to recovery

#1 – Reading the signs                                   

What you should know about child abuse:  

Booklet #1



 It has been my privilege over the past several years to speak to public and secondary students  in our schools on the subject of child abuse.In every school I have left copies of my book, “Child of Woe” for the school libraries so that students may read it and understand that there is hope for victims of abuse.

 My message to students who have been abused is, you must deal with it now—if you don’t,you will face it later because it will effect every relationship in your life.

 I also emphasis that if they have a friend that they know has been abused they should be a real friend and offer to go with them to talkto a guidance counselor, teacher, clergy manor another trusted person in the community so that they start dealing with their abusive past.

 I have gathered the materials in this booklet together from a number of sources and out of my own experiences as a survivor of child abuse to help make concerned people more aware of the part you can play in befriending society’s victims of abuse.

 Child abuse is everyone’s problem. Let us do all that we can do to prevent it and help those who have experienced it.  

Booklet # 1 – Table of content

 Reading the signs:

             Types of abuse

 •             Behavioral Indicators

 •             List of 20 indicators

 Parenting the Key:

 •             Parental signs of abuse

 •             List of parental putdowns

 •             What 5 kinds of parenting produces in a child’s life  

#2 – Children At Risk              

What you should know about child abuse:

Booklet # 2


We would all agree that home should be a place to belong but sadly, for many children this is not the case. Children all over North America are being neglected and abused physically, sexually and emotionally, the abuse is often committed by someone the child knows and trusts.

Children must be taught that no one has the right to touch them in the private areas of their body or to say things to them that make them feel embarrassed or uncomfortable about  themselves and their body parts.

Parents have the responsibility to teach  and educate their children and make them aware that there are people in our society that will injure and violate little children and that there are certain things they can do to prevent anything ever happening to their children.

Many of these offenders have been victims of abuse themselves and they have never dealt with the issues of their own abusive past.

Our children are vulnerable if we do not take our responsibility and educate them so they will know how to conduct themselves should they find themselves in a  dangerous or stressful situation.

What you should know about child abuse:

Children are at risk

Why victims don’t tell:

             The big secret

             Eight reasons

             Protection and care

What you should do if you suspect that abuse has taken place:

             Message to victims


 3 – Dating violence      

Booklet # 3


In my travels across North America, I have talked with so many women who were victims of abuse at the hands of husbands, live-in boyfriends or by their own fathers. I have heard over and over again how they thought they could change their abusive partner or friend, things would get better, he is really sorry and promises not to do it again. And now years later they discover they can’t change him, in fact, things have gotten worse. it is so important to understand that  the abuser is the only one who can make the decision to change and get help.

If you know someone in an abusive situation, encourage them to seek help and do something about their abusive relationship.

There is help and hope for abusers today if they will make the decision to deal with the issues of their life. Recovery is possible for both victim and abuser.

I hope that you will take some of the steps that I did as a victim, and through the Grace of God and the support of loving people, that you will find the peace and freedom that I have found through my personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

If I could turn the clock back and start all over again and have a loving dad and mom, who loved and cared for me, met all of my spiritual, physical and emotional needs but miss what I am doing now today as a survivor of child abuse, I would say no thanks! I consider it a privilege and an honor to share from my own broken past the love of God and His power to heal wounded victims in our society today.

I hope this booklet is a source of encouragement to you.

What you should know about child abuse:

Dating violence

Dating relationships:

             3 types of dating relationships:

1.      Wholesome dating relationship

2.      An unhealthy dating relationship

3.      An abusive dating relationship

             Some suggestions for those who may be in an Abusive dating relationship

             Steps to recovery

             Nine suggestions

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