Top positive review
Overall, an excellent, well rounded approach to sharing age appropriate prevention and education.
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2018
As a pediatric registered nurse, and a sexual assault nurse examiner. I work primarily with children, who have a wide range of abilities, both cognitively and physically. I recommend this book to anyone who has children in their lives. I personally love using this book for story time, it is an excellent resource for teaching and for discussing body safety, anatomical terms, acceptable behaviors, how to ask for help when help is needed. As a survivor, I really love and appreciate the fact that the book gently reinforces the point that it is never a child’s responsibility to protect themself. This fact takes so much of the self blame/ shame off of a survivors shoulders, it was never meant to be their burden to carry. The illustrations are perfectly balanced, with a multi-cultural, diverse group of children, delivered in a warm, caring and straightforward way. The layout is easy to read, simple and to the point. My 6 and 7 year old niece and nephew read this book to their younger siblings, which often leads to a body safety, and autonomy discussion. I get feedback about how my niece and nephew are advocating for other children at school, church and on the playground. They use their voices to speak up when they see inappropriate behaviors or when unjust treatment/ behaviors are occurring. They teach other children to speak up too. It’s an awesome ripple effect in action. I highly recommend this organization, and use all of The Mama Bear Effect’s educational resources, teaching tools and materials, magnets. We always partake in child abuse prevention and awareness month, pinwheel gardens and tie one to end child abuse campaigns. This is my go to site/ group and I refer all my Patient families and children and parents I come in contact with to this site. Excellent team who are like minded, involved in their community and interact with other organizations thought the country, supporting survivors and their families, with grace, kindness and a sincerely caring, concerned demeanor. I have been following and contributing to this cause for several years, and the level of dedication is outstanding and always consistent. What an amazing, resource rich organization. Thank you for all that you and your organization do for all children, survivors and their families. #BraveWarriorSnow