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Teen Health Series

Abuse and Violence Information for Teens, 3rd Ed.

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Teens experience violence in many forms, including bullying, fighting, hazing, dating violence, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and even homicide. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teen violence is a leading cause of death for young people and results in more than 475,000 nonfatal injuries each year. Nearly 1 in 5 high school students reported being bullied on school property in the year 2018. Each day, about 14 young people are victims of homicide and about 1,300 are treated in emergency departments for nonfatal assault-related injuries. The physical and emotional scars resulting from these experiences can endure for a lifetime.

Abuse and Violence Information for Teens, Third 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 victim’s rights is provided, and the book concludes with a resource section featuring statistical data, directories of organizations, and agencies able to offer assistance.

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, sibling abuse, elder abuse, stalking, incest, sexual abuse, and so on. It also discusses the role new technologies play in child pornography and sexual exploitation.

Part Two: Violence and the Teen Experience begins with an insight on how teens get exposed to violence, crime, and abuse. It discusses in detail about the possible risk factors and warning signs for youth violence, including electronic aggression 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, suicide, and violence against the LGBT community.

Part Three: Recognizing and Treating the Consequences of Abuse and Violence outlines the impact of abuse on the physical, mental, and psychological health of the victims. 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 information on how and where to report child abuse.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 7 ¼ x 9 ¼
  • 400 pages per volume
  • 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