Synopsis & Reviews

Protecting Your Children from Sexual Predators

A nationally renowned expert on sexual abuse gives parents the tools they need to keep their children safe.

More than one million American families reported cases of sexual abuse in 2000. The perpetrators of these acts come in all shapes and sizes: step parents, youth group leadesrs, teachers, coaches, doctors, babysitters, friends, family, and strangers. They all have a unique ability to earn the trust of both children and parents. Dr. Baker tells parents what they need to look for to prevent abuse.

  • The 10 most common characteristics of a sexual predator
  • The 5 stages of abuse
  • The 4 types of predators
  • How to spot female and juvenile predators

Beyond describing how sexual predators perpetrate their crimes, Dr. Baker teaches parents how to set up a responsible program of intervention to prevent these crimes from happening to their children.

  • How to identify Internet sexual abuse and develop a safety program for computer use
  • How to keep lines of communication open with children
  • How to differentiate between normal sexual play and sexually abusive behaviors
  • How to ensure safe babysitting
  • How to use the Internet to access the sex offender registry

Dr. Baker answers some very difficult questions that a parent must ask themselves in order to protect their children:

  • Can a sexual offender ever be cured?
  • What should I do if a known sexual predator is living in my neighborhood?
  • How can I find out if the people who are working at my child’s preschool have ever been convicted of a sexual assault?

By teaching parents how to identify sexual predators and ward off
potential harm, Dr. Baker takes the battle to end sexual abuse
to the only front where it can ever truly be won: the home front.