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BOOK READING: My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes
HCWC Children's Counselor Heidi Reddin reads aloud the children's book My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes, by Pro Familia. This book discusses body safety and the importance of body autonomy for children. Buy on Amazon
BOOK REVIEW: Know My Name by Chanel Miller
Chanel Miller In 2015 the Stanford rape case made national headlines and captivated social media, causing many debates on-campus rape culture, drinking, and consent. Media outlets fixated on Brock Turner’s swim records, economic background, and career potential, bringing up real discussions on class and privilege in relation to criminal justice. At the time she was known as Emily Doe, a woman found when two men chased Turner down after witnessing his attempt to rape her. The media painted Turner as [...]
BOOK REVIEW: Care Package by Sylvester McNutt III
In Care Package, Sylvester McNutt III digs deep through personal stories to uncover pain, forgiveness, abuse, and moments of fear. Throughout the chapters, Sylvester tackles some of life’s biggest hurdles: shame, guilt, letting go, codependency, lack of purpose, people-pleasing, setting boundaries, and negative self-talk. Sylvester guides readers down the path of healing - the scary journey that is tough to do alone, but with Care Package, you are never alone. Sylvester’s mission with this book is to inspire you to heal, to release, [...]
BOOK REVIEW: I Said No
by Zack & Kimberly King Book Review How do you teach children about body safety? What are healthy boundaries? And how do you communicate healthy boundaries with a child? How do you explain inappropriate behavior? Can a child understand what are bribes and threats? Or when to go to an adult for help? And what to do when a trusted adult does not help you? How do you explain guilt and shame in a way that understandable for children? Zach explains it [...]
BOOK REVIEW: The Invisible String
by Patrice Karst Book Review Liza and Jeremy are twins who are awakened during a thunderstorm and go to their mother for comfort. While putting them back to bed she reassures her children that they are safe, loved and always connected. She explains when she was a child her mother told her about the invisible string that connects people who love each other, no matter what. She proclaims this string is made of LOVE. And the string is connected no matter--the [...]
BOOK REVIEW: The Gift of Fear
How do we protect ourselves from the threat of violent behaviors? According to Gavin De Becker, we are all experts of predicting violent behavior. De Becker shares his knowledge and perspective on the gift of fear in this empowering book. He discusses fear’s ability to increases our use of intuition by trusting our gut and acting on our instincts. De Becker introduces the ways we can protect ourselves and the one’s we love while blending comfort, empathy, self-compassion, and rational to exemplify [...]