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Jan Arnow debuts Line of Fire and shares how kids can defend themselves

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Living in a peaceful world, free from hatred, bigotry, bullying and violence may seem like an impossible journey.  Violence surrounds us and overwhelmingly dominates our lives through crime-based TV shows, video games, and social media – not to mention our daily news feeds which include hate crimes, bullying, school shootings and domestic violence.  According to Jan Arnow, author of In the Line of Fire: Raising Kids in a Violent World, are all connected along a continuum of violence.  In this accessible book, Arnow makes the connections that have been widely ignored.  She says, we can stop the violence, with 400 tips.
The statistics reveal a shocking truth. Every day in the United States:

Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to be an abuser as an adult
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.

"As a result of receiving poor social mentorship and not knowing how to resolve conflicts, there are more than 61,000 youth residing in juvenile detention centers or correctional facilities throughout the US,” says Arnow. "Abusive behaviors often initiate at home, and children who are abused become the abusers.”

Jan Arnow is the founder and executive director of Innovations in Peacemaking International, and is an internationally recognized lecturer and authority on multicultural education, violence abatement, prejudice reduction, creativity, and leadership. She is currently working on a teacher's and community guide to In the Line of Fire: 
For more information, please visit http://www.butlerbooks.com/inthelineoffire.html.

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