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New children’s book demystifies school violence
‘Students Can Help Keep Schools Safe’ teaches children how to prevent, report school violence
DENVER, Colo. – According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, there were 31 school-associated deaths from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. Author, former middle school counselor and first responder at the 1999 Columbine shootings Julie Federico believes that the key to preventing school violence isn’t just in the parents and teachers, but the students.
In Federico’s new book, “Students Can Help Keep Schools Safe: A Student/Teacher’s Guide To School Safety and Violence Prevention” (published by WestBow Press) she presents school violence prevention in a manner that aims to reach children grades three through eight.
Due to her experience with the Columbine shootings, Federico knows firsthand the effect that school violence can have on the students and family members. Using her experience and background in psychology and counseling, Federico portrays violence in schools through the perspective of a child in her new book. She hopes this perspective will make her book not only relatable for young readers, but also of use to elementary teachers and parents alike.
“Students Can Help Keep Schools Safe” presents numerous scenarios, showing young readers what is normal and acceptable at school and what is not. Federico hopes her book will help instill a sense of duty and power in children, as she says in her book, “Reporting possible harm does not make you a tattletale, it makes you a hero.”
“Students Can Help Keep Schools Safe”
By Julie Federico
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 28 pages | ISBN 9781490821016
E-Book | ISBN 9781490821023
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Julie Federico was a middle school counselor for 14 years before beginning her career as a writer. She has a master’s in counseling and educational psychology and was a first responder to the Columbine shootings in 1999. Her books “The Bad Guys” and “Students Can Help Keep Schools Safe” are dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook School shootings in Newton, CT.