Today is a great day, the first day that my co-author Irene van der Zande and I are in the same town with real books in hand! We are together signing the very first Advance Review Copies of Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels. After years of research, writing and wonderful collaboration, we are so excited to share the book with the world. The last year of #MeToo, #TimesUp and more has increased awareness about abuse prevention and safety, but many people are at a loss for skills that will help them address and prevent problems in an ongoing way. That is where Doing Right by Our Kids comes in. Our “Safety at All Levels” model teaches parents and caregivers how to protect child safety within their family and Inner Circle, and within all the youth-serving organizations in our lives, including school, faith communities, sports, summer camps, colleges and more. Our skills and strategies are built on a foundation of 30 years of worldwide Kidpower personal safety training, and in the book we also feature best practices and case studies from other experts and organizations.

Starting now, we’re reaching out to key leaders and influencers, leading up to a September 4th official book release. If you would like to receive a review copy, please send a request with your name, address and organization title though this website’s Contact page. We are happy to send a review copy to people who:

* Would like to invite authors Amy Tiemann or Irene van der Zande to speak to your organization or conference.

* Would consider sharing the book widely within your organization (PTA, parenting class), or adopting it as a class textbook (child development, education, or others).

* Would review the book, your blog, or other outlet.

For media inquiries, please call Cynthia Fioretti at 301-367-0664 to arrange an interview.

We are excited to see who the book speaks to! I for one am really eager to get out and give book talks, by request. If you can gather an audience who is genuinely interested in the book, invite me, and I will do my best to find a way to speak with your group!