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Author's advice marks Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month According to the Children's Defense Fund, every day in the U.S., 15 children will be killed by firearms and 8,493 children will be reported as being abused or neglected. Of these, 24% will have suffered from physical abuse and 14% from sexual abuse.
   What can concerned parents, teachers, and other adults to do keep children safe?
   In the book Protect Your child from Sexual Abuse: A Parent's Guide (Parenting Press, Seattle, 1984), author-counselor Janie Hart-Rossi suggests the following tips that parents can implement to help prevent sexual abuse of children:   Children who understand the difference between telling and tattling are also better able to deal with abusive situations. In her book Telling Isn't Tattling (Parenting Press, Seattle, 1995), author-day care director Kathryn M. Hammerseng shows young readers that:   For information on these and several other books that help build personal-safety skills in children, call 1-800-99BOOKS.