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

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September 2006



In an age where parents and children are bombarded with images and stories of natural disasters, terrorist attacks, war, child abductions, and school violence, this text puts all of these threats and risks into proper perspective and offers realistic, viable solutions for protecting children and families.


Acknowledgments. 1. "Doing Too Much Is as Risky as Doing Too Little." Part One: Ensuring Your Child's Safety. 2. Weather Emergencies: "What's Going On with Mother Nature?" 3. Kidnapping: "Don't Go Anywhere Without Me!" 4. Terrorism: "How Are We Supposed to Know What to Do?" 5. Inappropriate Media Influence: "Why Do They Keep Showing That Same Awful Scene?" 6. Drug and Alcohol Abuse: "Do You Want to Wind Up in the Gutter?" 7. Child Abuse: "Whom Can You Trust These Days?" 8. School Violence: "You Won't Put My Son by the Windows, Will You?" 9. Making Your House Safe: "Where Are the Dangerous Places?" Part Two: Ensuring Your Family's Serenity. 10. How Can Your Children Cope with Their Fears? 11. How Can You Cope with Your Own and Your Family's Fears? Appendix: Lists of Internet Sites, by Type of Threat. References and Further Reading. About the Authors. Index.


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.
EAN: 9780787986889
ISBN: 0787986887
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2006
Seitenanzahl: 206 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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