Our Very Special Bodies
by Kevin M. Powell, Ph.D.

About the Book
Our Very Special Bodies is a children’s book for preschool, kindergarten and primary school-age kids. The purpose of the book is to promote family communication and prevent the sexual abuse of children. It is written in clear, simple language and is illustrated with brightly-colored pictures to engage children in the story. It is an interactive book in which children are not just listening to the story, but actively participating (pointing, touching, dancing, and answering questions).

It is a book that can assist in creating a family norm in which children openly talk and ask questions about anything related to their body, including their very special private parts. The more open communication children have with their loving caregivers and knowledge they have about their bodies, their surrounding environment, and who and how to tell, the lower the risk for victimization. It is a wonderful thing when children grow up loving their bodies (including their very special private parts) and have the knowledge and support of loved ones.

About the Author
Kevin M. Powell, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents, and their families for over two and a half decades. His clinical work includes the assessment and treatment of youth who have been sexually victimized, as well as children with sexual behavior problems, and youth who have sexually offended. The creation of Our Very Special Bodies was inspired by his years of clinical experience and his role as a father to two young daughters. He lives in Colorado with his wife and daughters. Dr. Powell presents nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to helping caregivers and youth service providers promote healthy child and adolescent development. Additional information can be found at www.kevinpowellphd.com