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  • SubGenre:Elementary
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Let's Talk About it Workbook Series
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:24
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543917536

My Body Is Special Workbook

by LaKeesha Walrond

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'My Body is Special Workbook' is the first of a six part 'Let's Talk About It' series. This workbook is based on the My Body is Special book. Eva, the main character of the book, shares a conversation that she had with her mother about body safety with readers. She explains the importance of taking good care of our bodies. She also warns readers about persons who would want to engage in unhealthy touches with children. By the end of the book, Eva has given each reader the tools to determine how to stay safe. This workbook helps children develop and individual plan of - what to say, what to do, where to go and who to tell if they ever encounter a person who has a 'bad touch' on the agenda. This individual safety plan is designed to prevent child sexual abuse from happening. Hopefully, parents and other loving adults will engage this sensitive subject with children in a way that affirms child safety and empowerment. This book is written specifically for 4 to 7 year old children but can be shared with children of all ages.
The Let’s Talk About It (LTAI) Workbook series, accompanies books that address important but challenging topics for children and adults, in an effort to end child abuse. These books will equip children with tools necessary to protect themselves from physical, mental, psychological and sexual abuse. Intended to open the lines of communication between adults and children; LTAI workbooks will give adults easily accessible language they can use to discuss ‘taboo’ topics. The initial six part series; which will include three books about girls and three books about boys, focuses on the prevention of sexual abuse against children. In the first workbook, “My Body is Special,” Eva empowers other children to take ownership of their bodies and provides them with problem solving tools to help prevent an unhealthy touch. This workbook leaves children with an individual plan of what to say, what to do, where to go and who to tell if they ever feel unsafe around another person. The goal is for each child who encounters this book to develop their own individual personal plan of action to prevent this type of abuse.
About the author
Dr. Walrond is an educator deeply committed to child advocacy. She is a veteran of the North Carolina public school system where she work for over a decade as a teacher, coordinator for special education programs, assistant principal, and principal of a local elementary school. Dr. Walrond earned her Ph.D. in special Education and Literacy, as well as two Masters degrees in Education and School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Educator, visionary leader, sought after speaker, and consummate change agent, LaKeesha Walrond is a force pushing women and girls toward the infinite possibilities that await their arrival. She has dedicated her life to empowering women and children to live the best life possible. Hailing from the great state of Texas, she understands the importance of going big or going home. As a child, she endured molestation, abuse, and patriarchy; which led her to be passionate about providing empowering resources for children and women. In an effort to reach the hearts of women in an undisturbed atmosphere, Dr. Walrond launched the Getting to Greatness Women’s Conference (G2G) in 2013. G2G holds conferences, retreats, workshops and panel discussions promoting women’s empowerment, leadership development, spiritual wellness and mental and psychological wholeness. Reaching thousands of women nationwide, the G2G conference has ben held in New York, Florida, South Carolina, Canada, the Bahamas and Arizona. In 2017, she will launch the first book of a six part ‘Let’s Talk About It’ series. This series is focused on empowering children with the tools they need to stay safe. Her ‘Let’s Talk About It’ children’s books series is expected to bring attention to necessary conversations about child safety that must be held between children and the adults that love them. Dr. Walrond earned her undergraduate degree from Spelman College, a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, and a Master of Arts in Teaching, Master in School Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked in both public and charter schools as well as the United Church of Christ and Baptist Churches. She is a dynamic speaker who has addressed both national and international audiences; having spoken in South Africa, Canada, The Bahamas, South Korea and India. She is the proud mother of Jasmyn and Michael, III, and currently serves as the Executive Pastor at First Corinthian Baptist Church along side her husband, Michael A. Walrond Jr.; the senior Pastor. She hopes to improve the lives of children and empower the lives of women to the benefit of all humanity.