Equipping Our Kids and Teens with Safety Skills - Reviewer Opportunity

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Because children are vulnerable, they need to be protected. After more than two decades as a family counselor, Julie Lowe has seen how important it is to help parents and caregivers think wisely and biblically about the dangers children face. Instead of living in fear or denial, parents and caregivers can equip children to assess people and situations and model for them how to live by faith in a world where evil exists.

Lowe helps parents and caregivers teach the safety skills that will help protect their children from mistreatment, unsafe situations, violence, bullying, cyber-crimes, predatory behavior, sexting, abuse, and other kinds of danger that they might encounter. The safety skills that are needed at every stage—preschool, elementary-age, teens, and college-bound—are discussed and applied in an age-appropriate way.

Safeguards provides tools, skills, and resources to help when faced with uncomfortable, challenging, or dangerous situations. Instead of growing more anxious, parents and caregivers can grow in a biblical understanding of the type of dangers and issues children and young people might face, learn how to instill confidence and conviction in responding to new or fearful situations, and distinguish safe vs. unsafe people and situations.

About the Author
Julie Lowe, MA, is a faculty member at CCEF and a licensed professional counselor with over twenty years of counseling experience. Julie is also a registered play therapist and has developed a play therapy office at CCEF to better serve families, teens, and children. Julie is the author of Child Proof, Building Bridges, and Safeguards, as well as the minibooks Helping Your Anxious Child and Teens and Suicide. Julie and her husband, Greg, have six children and serve as foster and adoptive parents.
What Others Are Saying

“I know of no other book that does what this one does. Here is practical help for every parent who is preparing their children to live with discernment in our sadly broken world. But what I love the most about this book is that its practical focus isn’t separated from the beauty and comfort of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Paul David Tripp, Author; speaker; teacher

Safeguards could not possibly be more practical. Every page is loaded with applied wisdom for keeping children safe. I constantly found myself saying ‘Our family needs to do this!’ Grounded in a call to trust the Lord rather than fear-mongering, Safeguards equips both children and parents to discern evil and danger and to prepare wise, protective responses.”
Alasdair Groves, Executive Director, CCEF

“You don’t need to read the news headlines to know that our world isn’t always a safe place. Our kids may be threatened by their own bad choices or the behavior of others. Regardless of where the threats come from, your family can be better prepared with Julie Lowe’s practical advice.”
Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family

“In Julie Lowe’s latest book, readers will once again benefit from her sound biblical theology, counselor’s heart, and years of experience walking alongside parents and children in a broken and unsafe world. This book is not intended to produce fear and anxiety for parents (we have enough of that already), but to provide wise, winsome, and practical guidance to help your child navigate a broken world with the hope of Jesus Christ.”
Jonathan D. Holmes, Executive Director, Fieldstone Counseling

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