A new book designed to teach children about protective behaviours will be launched at Perth Archdiocese’s annual safeguarding breakfast next month. Source: The eRecord.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB will launch I am God’s Marvellous Creation, written for children aged 3 to 8 at the September 9 breakfast, which will coincide with National Child Protection Week, September 1-7.
Andrea Musulin Perth Archdiocese’s safeguarding program director and author of the book, said this year’s Child Protection Week theme, “Every child in every community needs a fair go”, was relevant “because not all children are receiving equal care and this is making child protection and the mission of safeguarding even more relevant in 2021”.
Ms Musulin said the age-appropriate rhyming story book, is versatile and able to educate children at home, in churches or in the classroom.
“I was inspired to write a book that teaches children that, when it comes to their bodies, God created boundaries and assures them that it is okay to tell a trusted adult if someone touches them inappropriately,” Ms Musulin said.
“This book provides simple but powerful developmentally appropriate messages that every child needs to know about their bodies.
“I think this is our best work to date and this year we have also produced a song that accompanies the story book which will be available via a QR code download at no cost.”
2021 Safeguarding breakfast to highlight importance of valuing every child with launch of ‘I am God’s Marvellous Creation’ (By Amanda Murthy, The eRecord)