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Community Unifies to Teach Coping Skills to Kids

Award-Winning Children's Author Julia Cook has authored over 41 books for kids dealing with tough issues such as bullying, depression, anger management and cell phone etiquette. She has spoken to nearly 800 schools and will visit Va. Mar. 19-22.

 
PRLog - Jan. 15, 2013 - Award-winning children’s author and parenting expert Julia Cook, MS, will visit Lynchburg, Virginia March 19-22 and speak to hundreds of children, parents, educators and others who work with children.

Cook’s books have dealt with a variety of tough issues that children are faced with today – bullying, anxiety, anger management, divorce, and the list goes on. Her recent releases include Cell Phoney, dealing with cell phone addiction and etiquette, and Smarter than the Scoopers, which teaches kids to be safe from predators in a non-threatening way. Cook and her publisher, the National Center for Youth Issues, recently donated autographed copies of her book Grief is Like a Snowflake to each family affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy as well as a case of the books with the accompanying activity books to all of the Newtown, Conn. schools.

Lynchburg events include:

Tuesday, March 19

Paul Munro Parent Night with Julia Cook – 6:30 p.m. tentatively, PME’s cafeteria

Wednesday, March 20

Paul Munro Elementary presentation with the children sponsored by Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc. and Wells Fargo Bank.
“Books That Make A Positive Difference”
Presentation will span morning and afternoon/lunch with kids

Thursday, March 21

Bass Elementary presentation with the children sponsored by Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc. and Wells Fargo Bank.
“Books That Make A Positive Difference”
Presentation will span morning and afternoon/lunch with kids

Rosel Schewel Lecture in Education and Human Diversity
“In order to teach a child, you must enter their view of the world
7:30 p.m. Booksigning following. Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center (free and open to the public).

Friday, March 22

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. CASA luncheon at Hilton Garden Inn
“Child Advocate’s Survival Kit” (open to the public and all mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect; for tickets ($30 each) or press passes, contact CASA of Central VA at 434-528-2552 by March 15th.

Cook has presented in more than 700 schools across the country and regularly delivers keynote addresses at national education and counseling conferences. The goal behind all of Julia’s 41 published children’s books and efforts is to actively involve young people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to parents and teachers.

Cook’s books have been referenced in such publications as Parent’s Magazine, The New Yorker, The Chicago Tribune, Yahoo.com,dr.laura.com and babyzone.com has. She has also been featured on CNN’s HLN News, and several large metropolitan networks. For more information, go to www.juliacookonline.com.

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