IN THE LINE OF FIRE
Raising Kids in a Violent World
By Jan Arnow
Foreword by Maryum Ali
Book Summary Nautilus Book Awards Winner – 2016
Gold Medal – Parenting and Family Category
Silver Medal – Social Change Category
Finalist - Foreword Reviews IndieFab Book of the Year– 2016
8.75 x 11 inches
Full color throughout
What can we do to provide a safer, saner world for our kids?
Our children are growing up in a violent world, filled with bullying, school shootings, hate crimes, bloody TV shows and video games, and domestic violence.
In the Line of Fire: Raising Kids in a Violent World includes sobering statistics, anecdotes, and stories that paint a clear picture of the violent world in which we now live.
Every day in the United States:
• Four children are killed by abuse or neglect
• Seven children or teenagers are killed by firearms
• 187 children are arrested for violent crimes
• 1,837 children are identified as abused or neglected, and
• 2,857 high school students drop out
But beyond just portraying the violence, this eye-opening and well-researched book also offers more than 400 commonsense solutions and action steps to stop it, including strategies for law enforcement, school administrators, counselors, psychologists, churches, parents, and others.
For every person who has imagined living in a peaceful world free from hatred, bigotry, bullying, violence, and all other dysfunctional social ills that ruin communities and nations, In the Line of Fire: Raising Kids in a Violent World is an essential and meaningful guide.
"Jan Arnow's book In the Line of Fire: Raising Kids in a Violent World is a comprehensive plan of action for creating environments that will enhance the emotional, social, and physical well-being of children. ... She thoroughly identifies the dynamics of problems that youth face and shares proven strategies and resources. This book is filled with best practices that will have long-term, positive effects on children. The broad scope of information it covers provides the knowledge base needed to create healthier environments for our youth and help equip them with the social skills and protective factors necessary to thrive well into adulthood." —Maryum "May May" Ali, Peace Activist, Gang Prevention Specialist, and Daughter of Muhammad Ali