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NCJ Number: 149873 Find in a Library
Title: No Is Not Enough: Helping Teenagers Avoid Sexual Assault
Author(s): C Adams; J Fay; J Loreen-Martin
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 191
Sponsoring Agency: Impact Publishers
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-0910
Publication Number: ISBN 0-915166-35-6
Sale Source: Impact Publishers
P.O. Box 910
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-0910
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book instructs parents in what to tell their teenagers about sexual assault so as to help them take preventive steps.
Abstract: The book is based on the authors' belief that if teenagers are to avoid being sexually exploited, abused, or coerced, they need to have enough information to recognize risky situations and develop the skills to resist pressure. They must know ahead of time what to do to avoid or extricate themselves from threatening situations. The information this book provides includes the characteristics of sexual assault, what to do if it happens, the negative and positive aspects of sexuality, assurance that rape is never the fault of the victim, and values that should regulate sexual behavior. Since most rapes are committed by acquaintances of the victims, a number of chapters focus on the nature and prevention of such rapes. Other chapters address the development of self-esteem as a resource for protection, messages and myths about rape communicated through the media, the overcoming of sex role expectations, distinguishing various kinds of touch, and how to avoid abuse in relationships. Other topics considered are rape prevention strategies, family stress as a risk factor, and how parents should respond if their child is sexually assaulted. A 15-item annotated bibliography is provided.
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Acquaintance rape; Crime specific countermeasures; Dating Violence; Juvenile Sex Offenders; Rape prevention programs
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