‘My Body Book’ Guides Parents, Children in Recognizing, Avoiding Abuse

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Mental health social worker Elizabeth Mcdonald offers guided therapy for children at risk of sexual abuse in new book.

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Mental health social worker, psychotherapist and author Elizabeth Mcdonald adds to her growing collection of guided therapy books for children with “My Body Book: About Me and How I Can Keep My Body Safe” (published by Xlibris AU), a protective behavior and skill-building book for avoiding and recognizing risks of sexual abuse.

Inspired by her work with abused children, Mcdonald guides parents and children through a series of activities that are intended to help them learn protective skill-building, awareness of the risk of abuse and how to create boundaries. She follows this up with a special relaxation activity with slow breathing and guided visualization that she says may be used to help a child relax.

“Abuse is a constant concern,” Mcdonald says. “This book will appeal to readers because it builds protective skills for at-risk children.”

Writing in a non-threatening manner, Mcdonald uses her education and experience working with kids who were abused to help other at-risk children – as well as those who may or may not have already experienced some type of abuse. She desires to help all children learn how to: recognize risk factors, remove themselves from uncomfortable situations and talk to a trusted adult if they are experiencing abuse.

“My Body Book”
By Elizabeth Mcdonald
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781493135127
E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781493135110
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Elizabeth McDonald is a mental health social worker and psychotherapist who has worked in the fields of child and adolescent mental health, adult mental health, and aboriginal youth and adult drug and alcohol.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibrispublishing.com.au or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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