Prevention of Child Abuse Books & Links



A Common Sense Approach to Protecting Children and

Teaching Children To Protect Themselves (Paperback or Kindle through Amazon)

By Sherryll Kraizer, PhD



Research & Articles by Dr. Kraizer

Rethinking Prevention

Measuring Actual Reduction of Risk to Child Abuse: A New Approach

Measuring Children’s Retention of Skills to Resist Stranger Abduction: Use of the Simulation Technique

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs: What makes Them Effective in Protecting Children?

Programming for Preventing Sexual Abuse and Abduction: What Does It Mean When It Works?

Children in Self-Care: A New Perspective

Dade County Public Schools Evaluation of the Safe Child Program

References for Cited Statistics


Articles and Chapters written by Dr. Kraizer

“Prevention of Child Abuse: A Guide for Parents” Translated and distributed in 86 languages, World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Women’s World Summit Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland, 2001 – present

“Preventing Child Sexual Abuse” “Recognizing Child Neglect” and “Understanding Emotional Abuse”Child Abuse Sourcebook, 3rd Edition, Omnigraphics, (2012)

“Bullying: Real Problems / Real Solutions.”  In Adoption-Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections. EMK Press, Warren, NJ (2006)


Other Articles of Interest


Marla R. Brassard & Christina M. Fiorvanti, Teachers College, Columbia University

Child abuse is a leading cause of emotional, behavioral, and health problems across the lifespan. It
is also preventable. School-based abuse prevention programs for early childhood and elementary
school children have been found to be effective in increasing student knowledge and protective
behaviors. The purpose of this article is to help school psychologists understand the potential
positive impact of abuse prevention programs in their school, choose a high-quality program for
their population, and be aware of the practical considerations of implementation.

Psychology in the Schools, Vol. 52(1), 2015 C  2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Guidelines for Effective Prevention Programming

This article clearly lays out the core issues and the elements that must be present for an effective and comprehensive prevention of child abuse program.

The Ultimate Parent Guide for Internet Safety 

This easy, explicit guide to action steps parents can take to improve child safety in social media is invaluable!

Safe & Sound 

Especially for military families, this page on Military One Source has some good resources.

Health and Safety Resources for Keeping Children Safe

David Patterson, of the ACLS Training Center, has put together an invaluable series of materials to help you protect your children.

Check out this site for resources on:

  • Home Safety
  • Neighborhood Safety
  • School & Bus Safety
  • Choking Prevention
  • Travel Safety
  • Water Safety
  • Outdoor Safety
  • Food Allergies Safety
  • Poison Prevention & Safety



Most popular Articles show all

Children with Special Needs and Bullying Concerns

Understanding the impact of bullying on children with special needs is critical for families to

Read more

Finland has a proven way to combat bullying. So do we! Here’s how.

“The program is called KiVa — short for ‘kiusaamista vastaan,’ which means ‘against bullying.’ The Finnish government

Read more

Now Available in Mandarin: Safe Child & Take A Stand

儿童安全课 让儿童学会保护自己,就是在保护我们的未来    Now available in Mandarin: The Safe Child Program Prevention of Child

Read more

Cyber-bullying & Impact of Bullying on Substance Abuse

Link to – Cyber Bullying: The Definitive Guide for Educators, Parents, and Family Members This

Read more

Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

Tania Lombrozo asks some important and provocative questions as she reports on new research that gets

Read more
Author Dr. Sherryll Kraizer has a Ph.D. in education with a specialization in youth at risk.