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Praise for Protecting Innocence

“Because of Detective Diane Obbema's experience with Crimes Against Children, she is an expert and her insights show on every page. Although I've read dozens of books on the topic, this is the most practical and easy-to-read book I've seen on protecting our children."

Cecil Murphey
New York Times Best-selling Author
Childhood sexual abuse survivor


“Detective Diane Obbema’s book, Protecting Innocence, boldly cuts through the veil of fear and embarrassment that surrounds the topic of child sexual abuse. This book offers clear and practical advice to parents on how they can keep their children safe from predators, and what they should do in the event that sexual abuse is disclosed. Protecting Innocence is a must-read for anyone in a position to protect children or affect change on their behalf. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to my patients.”

Robin Eskey, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Denver, Colorado


“It is easy to parent out of fear instead of confident love. Your words have empowered my parenting skills, and helped me to clearly know what makes a child vulnerable. Thank you for this book!” 

     Mother of three – ages 4, 7, 12 


“This is an amazing book. It is compelling reading. I didn’t want to put it down.”

Dana Jene Easter, J.D.
Chief Deputy District Attorney - 1st Judicial Dist. CO

Crimes Against Children


“Detective Obbema has dedicated the majority of her professional career investigating crimes against the most vulnerable and innocent individuals in our society. Her book, Protecting Innocence, contains real life examples and experiences that parents and others can learn from. I highly recommend this book to parents, teachers and other professionals.”

Sheriff Ted Mink
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

Golden, Colorado


“In Protecting Innocence, Detective Obbema has written a very practical book on how parents and concerned adults can help protect children from sexual abuse. Her many years in this field interviewing parents, children, and perpetrators has given her insight into what to look for and how to talk with children at an age appropriate level to help them recognize and express discomfort with relationships that are heading into abuse. Every parent should read Protecting Innocence.”

David Martin, MSW (Ret.)
Foster Placement Team Supervisor

Department of Children and Family Services

Chicago, Illinois


“Diane writes in an engaging style and clearly lays out everything you need to know about the mechanics of promoting the sexual safety of your child. Parents and childcare professionals will learn critical skills on how to relate and appropriately communicate with children. If five stars is tops, I give this book a ten!”                              

Phil P. Baca,

Chief of Police (Ret.)  

Commerce City, CO


Detective Diane Obbema brings years of experience and clarity to an often misunderstood epidemic—childhood sexual abuse. Her practical advice can turn a caring, trustworthy adult into a prevention specialist in one afternoon. Filled with wisdom, empowerment, and encouragement, Protecting Innocence is a must-read for those who care about children and their safety. 

Carolyn Byers Ruch, Founder

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