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Child Life On Call: Parents of children with an illness or medical condition share their stories with a child life specialist

Apr 6, 2022

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

Have you heard?  The Child Life On Call mobile app for parents, kids and their care team will be available in 2022.  Sign up to stay informed here.

Child Life On Call is a community of parents and professionals that share ideas, stories and resources to help YOU navigate your child’s unique experiences. We give you strategies to support yourself and your family through life’s challenges.  We are so glad you are here.