I AM SAFE Endorsements

I wish someone would have taken the time to share the information in I Am Safe with me when I was young.  As a sexual abuse survivor, please order this book and share this information with all the children you know so we can do everything possible to protect our precious children.
– Judy Edinger
Education Training Consultant
REST Ministries

I thought this book was very well done. It was written in an appropriate, comfortable and knowledgeable  way.  I would definitely recommend to friends and colleagues.
-Hannah Rinehart, MA, LPC, Counselor

I liked that it was a coloring book. It made it more fun to listen to my mom tell me about this stuff.
-Delilah, child, age 5

I would absolutely recommend this as a helpful tool for parents, school counselors and child advocates. This book provides just the right amount of information, with just the right wording to help guide children and adults into further discussion. The wording was great. I felt it was very reassuring.
-Jennifer, parent

Kimberly Rae’s “I am Safe” coloring book reaches out to children through through an age-appropriate activity in which children are taught and reassured of appropriate boundaries. It also offers a less threatening manner of reaching out when abuse if a child has been inappropriately touched or abuse is suspected. I’ve known Kimberly Rae for several years and she is passionate about educating, protecting and eliminating trafficking and abuse. I highly recommend these coloring books for any institution that serves a children’s advocate.
Amy L. Bovaird
Author of Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith

From Kimberly Rae, the author of the best-selling series, Stolen Woman, which deals with the evils of human trafficking, it seems surprising to see coloring books listed among recently published books.  The two books, entitled I Am Safe, were prepared to help younger children become aware of dangers a child may face and how to stay away from potentially dangerous situations, such as fire or accepting rides with strangers or sexual abuse.The format of a coloring book makes it easy for the child to talk about and remember these situations.

The second book is for parents, teachers or counselors and gives information that helps the adult know how to discuss each matter with the child.  There is even information about the body language that would communicate problems the child might be afraid to reveal.  This should help the adult identify serious problems that need to be addressed.

These books are an excellent way of helping children learn what to do if they experience possible problems that might remain hidden if they had never been aware of these situations.
Elinor Pennell
Retired teacher and tutor for troubled children

This is a great resource to help children understand how to stay safe in a very non-frightening way.
…it’s very positive and if a child who was a victim was reading it, I think it would be very reassuring.
Melissa, parent

Recently my daughter turned three-years-old and started attending preschool at a local church in our town. This is when I knew it was time for me to start talking to her about her body and touch that is appropriate and inappropriate. But this topic is not an easy one to have with a little girl without giving her too much information and scaring her. I was so happy to find Kimberly Rae’s coloring book I Am Safe to help me talk to my daughter in a natural way. What I like most about this resource is that it covers all types of safety. The first few lesson are about seat belt safety and bike safety. From there it moves into more sensitive topics.

I also like that the parent/teacher/advocate guide walks me through, step-by-step, how I should address these topics with my daughter. There is a Things to Know, Things to Ask, Things to Say, and Practice section for each lesson. Kimberly has done extensive research on childhood sexual abuse and how it can even lead to human trafficking. I highly recommend this well-written, well-researched, and thought-out resource to use with your child. 

– Brenda Rogers
Triple Braided Life

I bought these books for 2 of my granddaughters.  I read them before giving the book to them.  I found them easy reading,non-threatening, and colorfully illustrated.  The subject of the wrong type of interaction from an adult is gently addressed making the message easy to understand and accept.  This approach encourages the child to say”no”, gives practical ways to stay safe, and empowers them to share their feelings and experience with a safe adult without being afraid to do so.  It also helps them to realize that the action or response of an adult is not their fault.  The coloring is relaxing therapy while they read and makes it easier for the child to open his, or her, heart to the message of the book.  I will be purchasing more of these books for my other grandchildren.
– Janet Highlander
Social Services Worker

I feel like I paid more attention to my mom talking about this stuff because I was coloring pictures that went with what she was saying.
-Tabitha, child, age 7

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