Authors Sandra Lofland-Brown and Luther Lofland, Jr.’s newly released “Linus Teaches Safety at School” follows a dog who shares his past experiences to keep readers safe

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“Linus Teaches Safety at School” from Christian Faith Publishing authors Sandra Lofland-Brown and Luther Lofland, Jr. is a charming tale of a friendly dog named Linus, who uses his past experiences of trauma to help teach children about safety. Accompanied by vivid illustrations that bring Linus's tale to life, readers will discover handy tips tailored around one's own personal safety.

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“Linus Teaches Safety at School”: a delightful tale that follows a dog named Linus who goes over his rules and practices to help keep young readers safe. “Linus Teaches Safety at School” is the creation of published authors, Sandra Lofland-Brown, a retired social worker majoring in the field of child abuse prevention, and Luther Lofland, Jr., who shares his forty-plus years of experience working with special needs students and adults.

“This publication is to offer a way to teach students rules for personal safety. As a retired social worker, I would teach personal safety lessons, particularly body safety, in central Indiana schools. This publication can potentially provide a different way to discuss sensitive issues through a dog like Linus.

“This book can assist in explaining personal safety by discussing safety and personal curriculum from a dog’s traumatic life,” writes Sandra and Luther. “The book allows a student to relate to a dog’s life like Linus. Linus has experienced some of the same life experiences, such as a problematic life ranging from a fall downstairs resulting in a broken back, rejection of five previous owners, medical problems like attacks from other dogs, and homelessness because Linus lived in six different places in six years. Some students understand firsthand some of the same trauma they have unfortunately encountered.

“... The events between Linus’s birth and the day his daddy adopted him from a dog rescue offer opportunities for students to compare their problems to Linus. A student may self-report some trauma or abuse, and it is essential to complete the required process to report abuse. Educators, counselors, and other school support staff could also use this book when talking with children they suspect may have experienced physical or sexual abuse.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Sandra Lofland-Brown and Luther Lofland, Jr.’s new book is a fantastic tool for parents and guardians to help connect with younger readers and provide a way to start important conversations that might otherwise be difficult to have.

View a synopsis of “Linus Teaches Safety at School” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Linus Teaches Safety at School” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Linus Teaches Safety at School”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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