On today's episode of the podcast, Katie interviews Rylee Neal who decided to become a Child Life Specialist from her past experiences being hospitalized with a heart condition called tetralogy of fallot. An experience with a Child Life Specialist during one of her...
Episode 164 | [Repost] How to Talk with Kids About Child Abuse with Jane Donovan
Podcast Show Notes
April is Child Abuse awareness month. We have reposted this episode to bring awareness and give you tangible tools to speak with your kids about child abuse.
Today’s guest expert is my mother, Jane Donovan, who is a child abuse advocate. She is here to provide tangible ways to make this concept less scary and to empower kids and parents. We want to leave you feeling confident about how to teach kids about child abuse.
In this episode, we talk about…
[3:50] Jane’s background and her passion for advocacy
[8:48] Using puppets to talk to kids about child abuse
[15:04] Good touches versus confusing touches
[15:54] Empowering children to tell an adult about abuse
[17:31] Respecting personal space
[21:08] Feedback about the puppet program
[22:35] Reporting child abuse
[25:42] Engaging in conversations with kids about child abuse
[31:06] A safety sheet to create with your children
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