Taking Action booklets – Help for Families & Caregivers

With a grant from the Florence V. Burden Foundation, Safer Society developed two important resources for the parents of children who have sexually harmed:

Parents and families play a significant role in the successful treatment of their children and adolescents. Written by two of the leading experts in the field, each Taking Action booklet provides the concise and practical information families need to prepare for the important challenges ahead.

When a parent learns that his or her child has sexually abused another child, or is displaying a serious sexual behavior problem, the discovery causes uncertainty, confusion, pain and fear.

The issues faced by families of adolescents in trouble for their sexual behavior are very different from those faced by families of younger children with sexual behavior problems. That’s why Safer Society created the Taking Action booklets. One focuses specifically on the needs of families of adolescents, while the second is for families of younger children.

The booklets are available for free download, or can be purchased in bulk so that clinicians, criminal justice and social work agencies can immediately provide parents with the information they need.


Taking Action: Support for Families of Children with Sexual Behavior Problems

by Jane F. Silovsky, Ph.D.

Click Here to Download Taking Action (Children) or  Click Here to Order Taking Action (Children)

Taking Action: Support for Families of Adolescents with Illegal Sexual Behavior

by Barbara L. Bonner, Ph.D.

Click Here to Download Taking Action (Adolescent) or  Click Here to Order Taking Action (Adolescent)