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Teen Health Series

Abuse and Violence Information for Teens, 2nd Ed.

Web Price: $62.00

Abuse And Violence Information For Teens, Second Edition, discusses contributing factors and warning signs for the most commonly experienced types of abuse and violence. Facts about seeking medical care and mental health services for the physical and emotional consequences are also included. A section on prevention and safety suggests ways teens can help prevent violence and offers guidelines for staying out of harm’s way. In addition, information about victims’ rights is provided, and the book concludes with a resource section featuring statistical data, directories of organizations and agencies able to offer assistance, and suggestions for additional reading.

This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

Part One: Types Of Abuse provides information on domestic violence, child abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sibling abuse, sexual abuse, incest, stalking, and sexual harassment. It also discusses the role new technologies play in child pornography, sextortion and sexual exploitation.

Part Two: Violence And The Teen Experience begins with a discussion regarding possible risk factors and warning signs for youth violence, including conduct disorders, media and video game violence, animal abuse, and substance abuse. It continues with facts about forms of violence teens often encounter. These include dating violence, bullying, hazing, and gang-related activity. The part concludes with facts about self-injury and suicide.

Part Three: Recognizing And Treating The Consequences Of Abuse And Violence explains the aftermath and repercussions of traumatic experiences. It explains what to do after a sexual assault and discusses the potential long-term effects of child abuse and neglect. It also provides facts about depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other mental health issues related to the experience of abuse and violence.

Part Four: Prevention, Staying Safe, And Your Legal Rights As A Victim discusses what can be done to prevent abuse and violence and gives helpful information about how to stay safe in an abusive or violent situation. It concludes with facts about a victim’s legal rights.

Part Five: If You Need More Information includes a statistical summary of abuse and violence, resource directories, and suggestions for further reading.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 7 ¼ x 9 ¼
  • 400 pages per volume
  • Includes online access
  • Authoritative content from respected health organizations; non-technical language and writing style is accessible to young people
  • Chapter headings and subheadings break up descriptive text and provide easy navigation
  • Standardized callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize a chapter’s contents
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations provide visual aids for technical information and supplement explanations
  • Directory of resources with contact information guide further research and identify sources of information and support
  • Comprehensive index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts


“This new edition is critically important and a core addition to community, college, and university library collections”

—MidWest Book Review, 2017