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ANger is OKAY

Volence is

by
NOT
Julie K. Federico
ANger is OKAY
Volence is NOT by
Julie K. Federico

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Anger is Okay Violence is NOT
Copyright 2012 by Julie K. Federico. All rights reserved.

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ISBN: 978-1-61862-227-3
Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Issues / Physical & Emotional Abuse
12.01.24
Dedcaton
This book is dedicated to Cathy Bearcethe assistant manager at the TD Ritter
Centerand the preschool teachers at the Community Renewal Team Headstart in
Hartford, Connecticut, for without your encouragement, this book would not exist.

Acknowledgement
I would like to acknowledge all of the parents raising children in homes where
domestic violence is present. My heart goes out to you. Please get to higher ground.
Seek safety for yourself and your children. There is no greater gift you can give them.

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
Psalm 34:18 (NLT)
ntroducton
More than five million children witness an act of domestic violence every
year.

This is an important book because theres a lack of age-appropriate classroom


material that enables children to feel safe enough to talk about hard topics,
such as domestic violence. Books like this enable children to look at a scary
topic in a safe environment, and give a name to the behaviors and feelings
that they are experiencing.

Cathy Bearce
Assistant Unit Manager
Early Care and Education Program
Community Renewal Team
Hartford, Connecticut
Everyone gets angry. Even fish get angry.
It is okay to be angry
as long as you are not hurting anyone.
Is it okay to push someone when you are angry?

NO !
Is it okay to throw something when you are angry?

NO !
Is it okay to bite someone when you are angry?

NO !
If someone in your family is angry and hurting
others, is it the fault of the younger fish?

NO !
What if the younger fish left seaweed snacks
in the back of the boat?
Is it okay for the adult fish to hurt them?

NO !
Is it okay to paint a picture when you are angry?

YES !
Is it okay to play soccer when you are angry?

YES !
Is it okay to cry when you are angry?

YES !
YES !
It is okay to be angry
as long as you are not hurting anyone.

YES !
If someone in your family is getting angry
and hurting others, it is okay to tell your teacher
or another trusted adult.
Everyone gets angry, and this is okay. But it is not
okay to get angry and hurt people.

If someone you know is hurting others


when they are angry, tell a trusted adult.

Anger should not hurt others.


If you dont know who to get help from,
you can call National Domestic Violence Hotline for free at
1800799SAFE (7233) or TTY 18007873224.

Common Ground Sanctuary


Toll Free 18002311127 or 2484560909
HAVEN Toll Free 18779221274 or 2483341274

American Domestic Violence Crisis Line (Americans living overseas)


3300 NW 185th #133, Portland, OR 97229
Phone 18668796636, Website www.866uswomen.org
Come spend a day with some nice little fish and learn about what to do when were angry.
Is it okay to push? No, its not! But there are plenty of things that are okay. We can paint
and even play soccer.

In Julie Federicos second book, readers will be introduced to the topic of domestic violence
in a relevant way and will learn that Anger Is Okay; Violence Is Not.

Far too many children are living in homes where there is domestic violence. Julie Federicos book, Anger Is
Okay, Violence Is Not, contains a lesson that all children should learn, that we all feel anger but that there
are healthy ways to let it out, and domestic violence is not okay. I highly recommend this book to parents,
teachers, and mental health workers and agencies.
~Lisa Moss, author of Why Doesnt She Just Leave?

Julie Federico is a former middle school counselor. She holds a bachelors degree in social work and a
masters degree in counseling from Indiana University. Her first book Some Parts Are Not for Sharing is a
childs first book on body safety.

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