Child Advocacy Center of Kent Co. and Sheriff's Office team up for 'Body Safety' online book series

KENT CO., Mich — The Children’s Advocacy Center of Kent County and the Kent County Sheriff’s office have teamed up for a project to prevent child sexual abuse.

It’s a free, online story time series to help kids learn about body safety and talking to trusted adults. Both agencies said it’s an important topic for children and parents to understand.

Michelle Werkman, the Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Kent County explained how the ‘Right Time for Story Time’ series is presented.

“The books are age-appropriate for kindergarten through fourth grade and really help parents who are reading the books, put some language around body safety and how to identify safe adults and the importance of letting them know that their bodies are their own,” she said.