Testimonials from around the world
ISPCAN - International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect -
Dr.Tufail Muhammad President ISPCAN
Dear Chrissy. On behalf of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), I congratulate you on initiating the “My Body is My Body” program aimed at prevention of child sexual abuse. Some of my colleagues have implemented this program and found it very powerful and entertaining. This unique approach of using music and songs to convey the preventive messages has proved very effective and appreciated both by children and teachers. I am aware that your ever growing global network of volunteers and ambassadors is very enthusiastic about this program and are reaching children through the school system in all parts of the world. I wish and hope that soon it will reach a critical mass to make a significant impact at global level.
Compassion International has received permission to host the My Body is My Body Curriculum on the website ForChildren.com. This is a public website that anyone can access, including the more than 7,000 churches in 25 countries who partner with Compassion to provide children with holistic development in order prepare them to be released from poverty.
The protection of children is one of Compassion’s most important priorities, including educating children to protect themselves. Compassion intends to encourage church partners to consider integrating the My Body is My Body curriculum into their work with younger children, as these courses are well thought out, engaging, informative, and available in many of the languages native to areas of the world where Compassion programming takes place.”
United States of America
State of Tennessee - Department of Human Services - Commissioner Bob Grunow
As commissioner of the Department of Human Services I would like to thank you on behalf of the State of Tennessee and the many school children of Tennessee who have benefited from your efforts. The program is one of the largest child sexual abuse prevention programs delivered within the the Tennessee public school system. Your program is entertaining, non-threatening and effective.Every counsellor working within our Child Protective Services program knows first hand the benefit of preventing child abuse rather than picking up the pieces created when a child is victimised. We look forward to working with you at a local level in all our Tennessee counties and offer support to your efforts from all of our offices.
Commissioner Charles E Smith - State Department of Education Tennessee
It is a pleasure to express our support in the work you have done. Many of our schools have implemented the program with great success. Counsellors, teachers and parents continue to request information about your materials and school visits. We often recommend this material for meeting our state curriculum mandate for the prevention of child sexual abuse in health education. Teachers have reported it’s effectiveness toward reporting abuse.
Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Council
The program is exceptionally well - written and effective in communicating to children what they need to know about this all-too prevalent problem.
Metropolitan Public Schools - Helen Brown, Ph.D Director
I want to let you know that the “My Body Is My Body” program is making a positive impact in our schools. The feedback from principals and teachers has been very favourable. Your positive approach through music provides basic information needed in a non threatening way.
The Agricultural Extension service
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture - Jackie Donaldson, C.H.E
The Kimberley Project was presented in Putnam County during the school year. It was the best child abuse prevention program that I have ever seen. It was presented to over 4000 children and as a result 90 children were referred to the Department of human Services. The program has not only been very good because of the help obtained for children, but it has also been very good for the community to work together to prevent these problems.
State of Tennessee
Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth
Your performance was outstanding, entertaining and inspiring. It is an excellent way to teach children self protection.
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
The project has been a great asset to our program. We have incorporated it into our curriculum. It is a major part of our “Self AwarenessUnit” The workshop you did for our staff and parents prepared us to better deal with the sad and very real subject of child abuse.
Make A Noise Community Safety - in conjunction with Windhoek City Police, Ministry of Gender Equality
and Child Welfare and NAMPOL
How does a person put monetary value to this programme...you cant....it exceeds any monetary value...if we had to ask kids to pay imagine we would never have reach what we all did...this programme gives me good sleepless nights and joy indescribable - Emmarencia Van Wyk
Kamran Abassi - Managing Director Care4Children (UK) -
Thank you for your email and the wonderful gift you are presenting to help safeguard children from abuse. The content is excellent and really child friendly as well as a great resource for professionals working with them. Well done to you.
Hannah E Harris S.H.E. UK. - she-uk.org.uk
I work for a charity called SHE-UK where we work with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Rape and Exploitation. I have seen and love your 'My Body Is My Body' Programme and think your work is brilliant, and age appropriate. I am writing training at the moment of CSA and CSE and was wondering if I could have permission to use your clips as part of that training.
While working together with a South African organization that supports sexually abused children, the GetOn Foundation noticed the important work the My Body is My Body programme is doing.
The My Body is My Body Musical teaches important lessons to both children and parents in such a way that it makes it easier to open up about a subject that is still so difficult for everyone to talk about. No matter where you live, Prevention and Awareness are very important, both for children and for parents. Therefore, GetOn wholeheartedly supports the My Body is My Body programme!
Taimoor Khankhel - Child protection Manager at Save the Children International -
I am really grateful for such valuable support, from the link I watched some videos and found them really supportive for Child Protection Intervention. Thanks again for your valuable support.
Saleem Bokhari - Trainer Child Rights/Protection, Parenting / Health Education Officer at Health Department, Lahore,
Congratulations for such a great creativity & contribution for improving the lives of children. Thank you so much for sharing, I shall incorporate in (with recognition) in my child protection / abuse prevention training (non-profit) in Pakistan. Once again thank you. Please keep sharing the ideas and creativity for empowering and educating the children.
Shoaib (Ahmed) Shahzad Pakistan - Manager Programs at Pathfinder International -
Hi Chrissy, wow this looks great. I will surely share this useful resource with my team members across the country and keep in touch further on this.
Ada Buys - Unit Manager PATCH Child Abuse Centre, South Africa - www.patchchildabusecentre.com
We love the My Body is My Body programme. We regularly share the songs via Social Media for both parents and children to make it easier to talk about this sensitive subject. We will also introduce the programme in our Prevention and Awareness programmes. And our therapists will also use it as the last phase of therapy, when they work on empowering the children.
Asif Ali - Social Activist for Child and Youth Welfare Malaysia
It's an inspiring and awesome approach to cope with the sexual abuse issues in advance. This early prevention will give them courage to do more about sexual education. Really appreciated your worthy contributions.
Janet Chepkwony - Child protection
This is amazing and brilliant idea. Can it be translated into local languages so that other children access the information as well in Africa.
This will be useful for the children themselves as its good to know their rights.
Julie Hernando -The Lighthouse Sanctuary - (http://www.lighthousesanctuary.org)
We love your program and have great hopes of implementing it in the schools here in the Philippines.
Fouad Al-Aghbari - Human Resources Manager at Save the Children International (SCI) -
Thank you very much for promoting such wonderful idea. I am viewing the website now and for sure I will use it in my work and of course referring to your work (under your permission).