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03/27/09 — Teacher uses own experience, pens children's book on abuse

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Teacher uses own experience, pens children's book on abuse

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on March 27, 2009 1:46 PM

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Selena Smith, an English teacher at Wayne Early/Middle College High School, has published a children's book, "Joey Wants to Know: A Parent-Child Guide to Inappropriate Touch." A victim herself, she wrote the book to open up a dialogue between parents and children.

Selena Smith realized several years ago that victims of sexual abuse needed a voice. She just didn't think it would be hers. The incidents happened when she was very young, and involved an older child. For 25 years, except...

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