Keeping our Children Safe and Healthy
from Pre-K Through High School
The First A to Z Emergency Guide for Educators and Parents
By Albert David, with David Farcy, MD
From preventing online dangers, bullying and sexual abuse to lifesaving procedures in the event of emergencies… New book empowers parents to bolster a child’s protective life armor with emergency preventative measures from A to Z. It’s a parent’s job to worry about dangers to their children. Some are foreseeable and easily prevented; others aren’t. A parent can become paralyzed by fear of the myriad of ‘unseen dangers,’ or minimize tragic surprises.
David and Farcy’s book is a complete guide covering everything from preventing online dangers, bullying and sexual abuse to lifesaving procedures in the event of poisonings, drowning, and other injuries. In short … it’s designed to educate and prepare parents – and children – for the unforeseen ‘God-forbid’ scenarios.
David, who has been working as a journalist and editor-in-chief of a health magazine in European countries for 30 years, has written several books in French including Prevention, Safety and Health in the Workplace from A to Z, Prevention, Safety and Health in Schools from A to Z, and Prevention, Safety and Health at Home from A to Z. During his research, he interviewed experts in emergency and public service such as firefighters, emergency physicians, and psychologists.
Keeping Our Children Safe and Healthy covers topics including:
• What to do in case of: assault and armed intruders, advances by strangers, hostage situations, gas leaks and drowning
• How to help children deal with bullying
• Ways to identify and prevent cyber stalking
• Emergency first-response rules children should know
• Consequences of risky behavior (i.e. alcohol abuse, nicotine addiction, and STD’s) to discuss with children
• How to encourage children to discuss their fears and overcome them.
David hopes parents and educators will be encouraged to take the initiative to learn how to deal with life-threatening situations, and in turn teach children about the precautionary measures they can take to enrich and elongate their own lives. “As parents, we cannot deny or hide from the fact that our children will face these situations throughout their school years,” says David. “But if we discuss these issues with them, we will help them make decisions confidently. And above all, by learning how to protect and rescue themselves, they are able to help others in times of danger. “There’s a difference between making children paranoid and fearful and prepared; in today’s world – unfortunately — ignorance isn’t really an option.”
Here are some topics covered in this Emergency Guide:
• Chapter 1: Golden Rules of Prevention
Alcohol Abuse – Armed Intruder(s) – Bullying – Contagious Diseases – Dangerous Games Drug Abuse – Eating Disorders (Obesity, Anorexia) – Internet Threats – Nicotine Addiction – Physical Assault – Running Away – Sexual Abuse – Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) – Stalking–Sexual Harassment – Suicidal Behavior – Talking to Strangers, and much more.
• Chapter 2: How to Respond in an Emergency Situation
ALERT PROCEDURES – FIRST AID BASICS – FIRST RESPONSE RULES
Alcohol Intoxication – Asthma Attack – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – Choking – Crushing – Dehydration – Dizziness – Drowning – Hydrocution – Drug Intoxication – Epileptic Seizure – Falls from a Height – Food Poisoning – Fractures – General Discomfort – Headache – Heart Attack – Heat Stroke – Hemorrhages – Hyperglycemia/Hypoglycemia – Impalement – Nose Bleeds – Tooth Loss – Overdose – Panic Attack – Severed Limbs and Amputation – Stings/Bites – Stomachache – Thermal Burns – Toxic Poisoning, and much more.
• Chapter 3: Life-Threatening Situations and Natural Disasters
Avalanche – Bomb Threat – Crowd Disaster – Earthquake – Electric Shock – Explosion – Fire – Flash Flood – Forest Fires – Gas Leak – Hostage Taking – Landslides – Rockslides – Pollution – Road Accidents – Storms–Hurricanes – Terrorism – Thunderstorms – Tornadoes – Unattended Items – Volcanic Eruption, and much more.
About the authors
Albert David: firstname.lastname@example.org
Albert is journalist and writer. He specializes in prevention, safety and health issues. He has been working as journalist and editor-in-chief of health magazines in European countries for 24 years. He is also the author of Prevention and Emergency guides in Europe.
David Farcy, MD: email@example.com
David is an Emergency Medicine and Critical Care medicine attending. He has extensive Pre-Hospital experience, has been involved with Emergency Medical Services for many years as an EMT, Paramedic, and Instructor. He has worked with various EMS, Fire Department and Law enforcement in different topics like mass casualty incidents, prevention, safety and other important health related issues. Dr Farcy is the Director of Emergency Department Critical Care in Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami, Fl.
Why this book?
In today’s society, we can no longer neglect the numerous threats our children must face on a daily basis (school violence, bullying, shootings, child abuse, internet threats…). Why should we have to wait for an accident to start learning and teaching our youth Prevention skills and Emergency First-Response Rules? If educators and parents are aware of safety and health issues, they will be able to help children fight the dangers that hover in and around our schools. They will effectively handle life-threatening situations. So let’s build a safer future for our kids by making prevention our primary concern!
Check this out!
STATISTICS: AMERICA’S CHILDREN – LATEST KEY NATIONAL INDICATORS
• Missing Children reported each year: 797,500 (2185 per day)
• One in Seven youth online (ages 10-17) receives a sexual solicitation or approach over the internet.
• Research indicates that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys will be sexually victimized before adulthood.
• Runaway/Thrownaway reported: 357 600 (nearly one-half of missing children).
• An American is sexually assaulted every 2 ½ minutes. About 44% of rape victims are under 18; about 15% are under age 12.
• 77% of students are bullied in the United States.
• 100.000 students carry a gun to school. 18.1 % of students report being threatened or injured with a weapon at school.
• 250.000 students are physically attacked each mont in U.S. schools.
• Students who reported using illicit drug in the previous 30 days: 22% (of the 12th graders).
• Students who reported having 5 or more alcoholic beverage in a row in the last 2 weeks: 25% (of the 12th graders).
• Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the USA! Every minute and a half, an infant is seen in an
emergency department for an unintentional injury!
Statistics from: National Center For Missing and Exploited Children; Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family; The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center; Bureau of Justice.
A Message From The Authors
“We have decided to write this accessible A to Z Emergency Guide to help you deal with the most common school or home related issues and learn effectively how to respond in an emergency situation. Hand in hand, we will be able to save more lives in our country, and build a safer, healthier future for our youth. Please make each day count! Let’s act together before the next emergency!”
Albert David § Dr David Farcy
For a review copy, a critique, an interview:
Contact: Abey Productions – Toll-Free: 1-800-305-6414 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The authors also speak Spanish, French, and Italian.