Raisa Cacciatore & Erja Korteniemi-Poikela


RAISA CACCIATORE is a mother of two, MD., child psychiatrist, adolescent health specialist and non-fiction author. She is specialized in and has written a lot about sex education and aggression management. Many remember her as the agony aunt of the teen magazine Demi, and her health education books have been used in school curricula.

She has worked as a special physician in the Parenthood department at the Family Federation of Finland since 1998, and is preparing her dissertation in Helsinki University about Supporting and protecting sexuality in children aged 4-6 years. Raisa has been also working with high quality, age- and development adjusted sexuality education and aggression management models for over 30 years, both in Finland and internationally. She has published approx. 100 guides, books and web-models for babies, children, adolescents, adults, parents, couples and professionals in social work, health care and education.

ERJA KORTENIEMI-POIKELA is a midwife, healthcare professional and non-fiction author, who has published several books on sex education and self-esteem.

The duo’s previous collaborations include several books for adolescents, parents and professionals alike.

“Positive humor helps in handling the difficult subject. [The authors] nevertheless make no compromises with facts; they all hold true. One would wish this fun sex-ed guide would be read by adults as well, for it helps in building a positive sexual self-image.” – Finlandia Non-fiction Prize jury 2005 on Hei beibi mä oon tulta by the same authors

Bibliography


Raisa Cacciatore & Erja Korteniemi-Poikela

How to Turn Your Child’s Anger into an Asset

2018, Non-Fiction


Raisa Cacciatore & Erja Korteniemi-Poikela

How to Talk to Your Child about Love and Sexuality

2018, Non-Fiction