Parent Resources

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We encourage parents and guardians to take advantage of the Parent Resources available through Revved Up Kids. It is our goal to provide comprehensive parent resources that will help concerned adults keep their children safer. If you have a suggestion that is not included on this page, please contact us.

RECOMMENDED PARENT RESOURCES FOR CHILD SAFETY – Revved Up Kids partners with the following organizations to promote the child safety. Click on the logo to visit the website.

Do you suspect a child is being abused? Call 1-800-CHILDREN for guidance (Prevent Child Abuse Georgia).

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Darkness2Light provides education for adults who want to prevent child sexual abuse in their communities and to create environments that are set up to foster safe interaction between children and adults. Revved Up Kids is proud to have earned Darkness2Light Partner In Prevention status.

Partnership Against Domestic Violence Since 1977, PADV has worked passionately and tirelessly to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors. PADV is the largest nonprofit domestic violence organization in Georgia.

Hope Thrives is a Christian 501c3 organization that provides hope and healing support services for survivors of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

 

GENERAL CHILD SAFETY RESOURCES **NOTE: While we find the content to be useful and informative, we do not specifically endorse any products or services offered by these organizations or their affiliates, and we do not have a business relationship with any of them.**

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute

Safe Kids USA (injury prevention tips)

Wired Safety (internet safety)

Common Sense Media (parental reviews of video games, movies, apps, etc.)

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry

Stop It Now (sex abuse education and prevention)

Child Welfare League of America (public/private advocacy partnership)

Childlures Prevention Video “Tom’s Secret” on YouTube

Kids & Teens In Crisis:

Troubled Teen Intervention
Will To Live Foundation
The Trevor Project (LGBT suicide prevention)
Tyler Clementi Foundation (LGBTQ resources)

We recommend these books as wonderful tools for personal safety. Please check back periodically for additions to the list.

Adults and Teens

The Gift of Fear by Gavin deBecker ~ #1 on our recommended reading list. This book provides amazing insight into how people can tap into their instincts (sixth sense) as a safety tool. The book shares true stories of violent attacks, and gives firsthand accounts from the victims about how their internal alarm bells were working but went unacknowledged. Recommended for high school and older, some of the content is graphic.

Facing Violence by Rory Miller ~ This book helps the reader understand the nature of violent attackers, how they assess their victims, how to recognize early signs of danger, how to determine whether or not you are capable of defending yourself in a violent attack and what to expect if you are being attacked (how does your brain and body respond to adrenaline). The writing style of this book is challenging, may be difficult for teen readers, although the content is very helpful. Recommended for adults and possibly older teens.

Strong on Defense by Sanford Strong ~ This book is an amazing tool for learning how to appropriately respond to different types of violent attacks and survive them. Graphic content, recommended for adults.

The Friendly Enemy by Lorraine Fast ~ This workbook helps adults better understand how predators operate in their children’s worlds, and how best to protect children from sexual abuse.

Children

Child Lures by Kenneth Wooden ~ This bestseller helps parents understand how predators operate with children, and provides teaching tools that parents can use to discuss and prepare children for the different types of lures they might experience at the hands of a predator. Recommended for adults to read first and then share with children.

My Body Belongs To Me by Jill Starishevsky ~ This children’s book is an easy read, designed to help children understand child sexual abuse and the importance of telling a trusted adult if it happens. This book should be read by adults to children. My Body Belongs to me is also available as a video on YouTube.

Grant Gets His Shield by Jacob Williams ~ This story helps children understand the importance of personal boundaries. Your child controls who touches him/her, and should never be pressured into unwanted physical contact. Read this book with your child and talk about personal boundaries. Ask if anyone has ever touched your child in a way that made him/her feel uncomfortable.

Gracie Finds Her Voice by Jacob Williams ~ This story helps children understand the power that secrets have if they are kept. Help your child understand that a secret should never be kept because it will make your child feel sad and sick. Make a rule in your family that secrets are not allowed, but talk about surprises…these feel good and happy when we are holding them in, and we only hold them for a little while; everyone is excited when we let them out.