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From the Publisher"The National Partnership for Women and Families is committed topromoting an environment that is safe for our constituents, bothphysically and psychologically. This book has the same two goals,and I believe the authors have succeeded admirably, providingmothers with an array of extremely valuable techniques, stories,checklists, and advice."
—Debra L. Ness, president, National Partnership for Women andFamilies
"This book does a fine job of explaining the crucial role ofparents in keeping children safe in these challenging times,including how to work with local law enforcement agencies."
—Kathleen O’Toole, commissioner, Boston PoliceDepartment
"This handbook has wonderfully addressed the question, How canparents acknowledge real contemporary fears and help assure theirchildren’s safety, and at the same time promote theirchildren’s independence?"
—Timothy F. Dugan, M.D., senior consultant in education,Cambridge Hospital, Division of Child and Adult Psychiatry
"This guide offers many useful ideas about keeping childrensafe, but its chief contributions are the two chapters on howyou and your children can cope with fear most effectively. Theactivities described there will prove invaluable inmaintaining your family's mental health in these troubling times.These are helpful methods for reducing anxiety in parents andchildren."
—Gordon L. Ulrey, Ph.D., associate clinical professor ofpsychology, School of Medicine, University of California atDavis
"As a pediatrician, I have dealt with the fears and phobias ofchildren. When these are compounded by parental anxieties, thechallenges of addressing the problems are magnified. The world isfull of potential dangers, many of which are captured by the mediawho bring distant problems into our homes. The Safe ChildHandbook offers a practical and insightful approach and is avaluable guide to both parents and professionals."
—Carol Berkowitz, M.D., executive vice chair and professor,Department of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, David GeffenSchool of Medicine at UCLA
"As a parent, teacher, and community activist, I am acutelyaware of the dangers that are both unavoidable and, at times, outof our control. This book provides accurate information and simplestrategies to encourage people to be proactive, and promotescommunication between those who care for children and the childrenwho put their trust in us."
—Joan Davidson, M.A., past president, Palos Verdes PeninsulaUnified Schol District; art educator, Torrance Unified SchoolDistrict