Shelfari edited the description of Protecting Your Children From Sexual Predators Wednesday, December 16, 2009.
Predators are everywhere and they can strike at any time—and they come in all shapes and all sizes. More than 1.2 million families will report child sexual abuse by the end of this year. Research shows that many millions more boys and girls from all backgrounds and of all ages experience abuse that is not reported. To keep your family from becoming part of these frightening statistics, you must read this invaluable book. Protecting Your Children From Sexual Predators details everything you need to know and everything you need to do to keep your child safe. You will learn how to identify potential sexual predators, how to recognize the signs of the grooming behaviors that come before the actual act of sexual abuse, and how to arm your children with the necessary skills to prevent abuse. Sexual predators commit the most heinous acts against the most defenseless members of our society. They often are disguised as harmless and caring people; they may interact with your children as their babysitters, youth group leaders, clergy, teachers, coaches, neighbors, and family members. What these predators hold in common is their ability to earn the trust of both the children they attack and their parents. In Protecting Your Children From Sexual Predators , Dr. Leigh Baker gives you the unique opportunity to meet these predators up close and to examine: * The ten most common characteristics of a sexual predator: refusal to take responsibility, sense of entitlement, low self esteem, need for power and control, lack of empathy, inability to form intimate relationships with adults, history of abuse, troubled childhood, deviant sexual behaviors and attitudes, drug and/or alcohol abuse. * The five stages they will use to lead their victims to the abuse: detection, approach, subjugation, grooming, and abuse. * The four types of personalities they often exhibit: the Narcissistic Predator, the Inadequate Predator, the Pedophile Predator, and the Antisocial Predator. * How female sexual predators can gain access to your child * The ways that juvenile predators offend against other children and the dangers that babysitting can present if you do not develop safety plans at home. * How sexual predators travel the Internet and the many ways that these cyber predators may harm your child. * How to use the sex offender registry to prevent known predators from gaining access to your child. After reading this book you will know how and when to use the Internet and in minutes access valuable information about certain sex offenders. By allowing parents to identify sexual predators before their children are harmed, Dr. Baker takes the battle to end sexual abuse to the only front where it can ever truly be won: the home front.