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Violence Proof Your Kids Now
How to Recognize the 8 Warning Signs and What to Do about Them
Erika V. Shearin Karres, EdD
ISBN: 9781573245142
Book (Hardcover)
Red Wheel
5 1/2 x 7 3/4
240 pages
September 30, 2000


"This book is filled with practical information that any concerned adult can use to help protect children from violence. If we all had engaged parents and teachers like Erika Karres at home, in school, and around our temples, churches, and community programs, youth violence would rapidly become a rare event in America." -Dr. Aaron Kipnis, author of Angry Young Men
With images from the Columbine tragedy etched in our minds, America is facing a crisis of epidemic proportion. Disaffected youth are rapidly becoming the norm, while grades and self-esteem plummet and violence in our schools escalates. We all want to keep our kids safe, but what can we do? We can't lock them in the house forever.

In Violence Proof Your Kids Now, an award-winning, nationally recognized school violence expert shows every parent and teacher how to identify and deal with the current youth crisis. Erika V. Shearin Karres, a survivor of the twentieth century's single most violent episode, the Holocaust, consciously chose to become an "anti-violence expert." She has distilled her thirty-plus years of research into eight telltale signs of a violent child and offers seventy-seven successful strategies to keep our kids safe.

Erika V. Shearin Karres, EdD, is a school violence and education expert, lecturer, columnist whose articles appear in the Durham, NC Herald-Sun, and author of Violence Proof Your Kids Now. A public school teacher for thirty years, she is currently Clinical Assistant Professor in Education at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has received numerous "Teacher of Excellence" awards, and in 1995 she was awarded North Carolina Govenor's "Order of the Long-Leaf Pine," the highest civilian honor. Contact her at
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