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NCJ Number: 141197 Find in a Library
Title: In Love and in Danger: A Teen's Guide To Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships
Author(s): B Levy
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 115
Sponsoring Agency: Seal Press
Seattle, WA 98121-1028
Publication Number: ISBN 1-878067-26-5
Sale Source: Seal Press
3131 Western Avenue
Suite 410
Seattle, WA 98121-1028
United States of America
Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written for teenagers who have questions about abusive dating relationships, this book describes dating violence and gives adolescents practical advice for recognizing and breaking free of abusive relationships.
Abstract: Noting survey findings that 28 percent of high school and college students have experienced dating violence, the text explains the difference between romantic, nurturing, and addictive love and describes the nature of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. It explores the causes and dynamics of these abuse patterns, tells readers how to determine if they are being abused or are being abusive, and offers practical suggestions on actions to take. It also provides guidance on how to obtain help from parents and other adults, how to build healthy relationships, and what to do if a friend is in an abusive relationship. In addition, first-person accounts present the perspectives of teenagers on the abusive relationships in which they were involved. Checklists, figure, footnotes, and list of related publications from the same publisher
Main Term(s): Dating Violence; Interpersonal relations
Index Term(s): Acquaintance rape; Adolescent attitudes; Emotional Abuse/Harm; Self-help therapy; Verbal abuse
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