Safe Touch Coloring Book
Addressing sexual safety with children can be difficult. The Safe Touch Coloring Book provides an easy way for adults to teach children how to avoid being victims of sexual abuse while helping them identify situations such as physicians, parents and others whose touches are “safe.” The Safe Touch Coloring Book can be used by counselors, parents, and teachers. The coloring book is designed for a caring adult to read to children while they color the pages. Each time the child begins to color is another opportunity to read the entire coloring book to emphasize sexual safety in a non-threatening way. Specific safe situations such as a doctor’s appointment and diaper changes are contrasted to other situations in which a child might be in danger. The book teaches children to tell trustworthy adults – and keep telling them until they feel safe. In addition, by using the illustration of a bathing suit to define what areas of the body are “private parts,” a child can distinguish safe, loving touches from those which are deliberately intrusive and sexual in intent from a predator.
Since 1992, Dr. Robinson has worked in a variety counseling positions. She is also a popular author and speaker on topics ranging from childhood development and sexuality, teen issues, family dynamics including caring for elderly relatives, and church resources for families.