Protecting Kids Announces the Release of Book, 'Avoiding Sexual Dangers: A Parent's Guide to Protecting Your Child'

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ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 8, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Protecting Kids LLC, a Georgia-based publishing company for mental health professionals, today announced the launch of the book titled "Avoiding Sexual Dangers: A Parent's Guide to Protecting Your Child" (ISBN: 978-1463772819).

With cases like that of Coach Jerry Sandusky in the news, parents are left wondering how to protect their children. If parents can't trust their son's football coach, who can they trust? Psychologists and sexual abuse experts, Dr. Medlin and Dr. Knauts, have written a book to help parents answer this very question. They draw upon their 30 years of experience in working with sex offenders and sexually abused children. The book helps parents understand how sexual abusers select and "groom" children, thereby setting the stage to molest them.

The book also helps parents:
1) Spot potential sexual abusers;
2) Avoid high-risk situations where their child is at increased risk of sexual abuse;
3) Educate their child about sexual abuse so their child will know how to respond if someone tries to molest them;
4) Recognize the signs their child may have been sexually abused;
5) Take steps to protect their child from sexual abusers, both online and in the community.

This book has received positive reviews from both parents and professionals. According to Dr. Kimberley Bond, Program Director at Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services, "'Avoiding Sexual Dangers' is an excellent resource for parents and professionals."

Steve Stoller, father of a 7-year-old girl wrote, "Reading this book was one of the most important things I have done for my child's well being... Packed with tips and web resources, the book tells you how to protect [your children] from hidden dangers at daycare, at school and with sitters and even helps you safely navigate the internet, cell phones and social networking sites."

Sheri Hardin, mother and licensed clinical social worker, wrote: "This book is a must-have for both parents and therapists."

Avoiding Sexual Dangers is available at or Dr. Medlin and Dr. Knauts are available for interviews.

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About Protecting Kids:

Based in Marietta, Georgia, Protecting Kids is a publishing company formed by mental health professionals to create and promote materials designed to keep kids safe from the inherent dangers of the modern world.

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