Educate2Empower Publishing was initially established in 2014 to get the title ‘Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept’ out into the community, however Jayneen could see that still more needed to be done in this space to empower children.
Whilst relief teaching, one particular observation of the way a young girl was being treated by many of the boys in her class, lead Jayneen to writing the book ‘No Means No!’— to teach children about personal boundaries, respect, consent and choices. ‘Body Safety Education: A parent’s guide to protecting kids from sexual abuse’ was another important resource subsequently developed, and so the Educate2Empower Publishing imprint started to grow...
‘My Body! What I Say Goes!’ has reached best-seller status in Children’s Safety Books on Amazon several times since it’s release in 2016, and as well as writing a number of other children’s books (covering the topics of body safety, respect, consent and gender equality), which all contain a section of Discussion Questions at the back, Jayneen has also created posters, worksheets, teaching notes and lesson plans and has put together a Teacher’s Resource Kit for Body Safety and Respectful Relationships Education, which is available to purchase directly from the Educate2Empower Publishing website.
Recognising that empowering children and protecting them from abuse could also be enhanced through early education of gender equality and encouraging social and emotional intelligence, Jayneen has started writing books in these spaces too. So as well as addressing child abuse prevention, the collection of books may also help to counter domestic violence, bullying, racism, discrimination, and mental health issues - all very relevant within our current communities. Educate2Empower Publishing now offers specific book bundles to teach Body Safety & Consent, Gender Equality, or Social & Emotional Intelligence, as well as an overall bundle for Empowerment.