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Children's Book Signing Event to Benefit the Anaheim Family Justice Center
ANAHEIM, CA - (March 2, 2010) - Susan Finch, the author of Dino Manners, a popular children’s book which teaches children to treat their friends with respect, will be joined by Anaheim Police Chief John Welter and Anaheim City Attorney Cristina Talley at the Anaheim Family Justice Center on Friday, March 5, from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.  The trio will share in the reading of the book, and offer words of advice and encouragement to all.  The event is free to the public, with proceeds from the book sales benefitting the Anaheim Family Justice Center. 

Dino Manners features colorful and humorous illustrations of a group of dinosaurs learning about friendship, resolving conflict, sharing, how to stay safe, and much more. 

Also joining the dinosaur-talk at the event will be Officer Byrd and his friend and author, retired Los Angeles Police Department officer Michael Simonsen.  Officer Byrd, a South American Macaw, is no stranger to police work himself.  The two officers visit schools to teach children and adults about safety.  Officer Byrd likes to entertain his audience with his bike riding, skateboarding, roller-skating, and even driving his own police car. 

Established in October 2006, the Anaheim Family Justice Center offers many resources to effectively and efficiently address domestic violence, child abuse, elder/dependent abuse and sexual assaults. By utilizing a multi-disciplinary team approach to intervene, new and innovative ways to support and enhance provisions of crime victim services are proposed.

The Anaheim Family Justice Center is located at 150 W. Vermont Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92805.

For more information please contact the Anaheim Family Justice Center, at (714) 765-1618.

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