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Safe Child Handbook: How to Protect Your Family and Cope with Anxiety in a Threat-Filled World

by John S Dacey, Lisa B Fiore

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Pages: 224
Paperback
ISBN: 9780787986889






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Overview of Safe Child Handbook: How to Protect Your Family and Cope with Anxiety in a Threat-Filled World

The Safe Child Handbook is a practical guide for protecting your family in a way that reduces the stress that can so often sabotage such well-intentioned efforts. Step-by-step, the book shows how to prepare and protect your family from realistic threats and, at the same time, alleviate fearfulness and anxiety in you and your children.  The Safe Child Handbook outlines the top eight threats to children and parents¬óweather emergencies, kidnapping, terrorism, inappropriate media influence, drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse, school violence, and home safety¬óand shows how to be ready to face the most drastic situations with confidence. The Safe Child Handbook is filled with practical advice, activities for children, and techniques that will empower your whole family.

Synopsis of Safe Child Handbook: How to Protect Your Family and Cope with Anxiety in a Threat-Filled World

A Sensible Guide for Protecting Your Children in an Uncertain World

The Safe Child Handbook is a practical guide for protecting your family in a way that reduces the stress that can so often sabotage such well-intentioned efforts. Step-by-step, the book shows how to prepare and protect your family from realistic threats and, at the same time, alleviate fearfulness and anxiety in you and your children.

The Safe Child Handbook outlines the top eight threats to children and parents—weather emergencies, kidnapping, terrorism, inappropriate media influence, drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse, school violence, and home safety—and shows how to be ready to face the most drastic situations with confidence. The Safe Child Handbook is filled with practical advice, activities for children, and techniques that will empower your whole family.

"The National Partnership for Women and Families is committed to promoting an environment that is safe for our constituents, both physically and psychologically. This book has the same two goals, and I believe the authors have succeeded admirably, providing mothers with an array of extremely valuable techniques, stories, checklists, and advice."

—Debra L. Ness, president, National Partnership for Women and Families

"This book does a fine job of explaining the crucial role of parents in keeping children safe in these challenging times, including how to work with local law enforcement agencies."

—Kathleen O'Toole, commissioner, Boston Police Department

About the Author, John S Dacey

John S. Dacey, Ph.D., is a licensed psychotherapist and has been a professor at Boston College for forty years. He has appeared on Today and National Public Radio and has been interviewed for numerous radio programs, magazines, and newspapers.

Lisa B. Fiore, Ph.D., is a professor of development and educational psychology at Lesley University. Her current research focuses on how teachers can assist anxious children in the classroom context.

Dacey and Fiore are the coauthors of the best-selling book Your Anxious Child from Jossey-Bass.

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