Abuse and Violence Information for Teens: Health Tips about the Causes and Consequences of Abusive and Violent Behavior

Abuse and Violence Information for Teens: Health Tips about the Causes and Consequences of Abusive and Violent Behavior

by Sandra Augustyn Lawton
     
 

Teens experience violence in many forms, including bullying, fighting, hazing, dating violence, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and even homicide. In 2003, more than 5,500 young people between the ages of 10 and 24 were murdered, 82 percent with a firearm. Although media coverage often focuses on shootings, other types of violence impact greater numbers of teens.

Overview

Teens experience violence in many forms, including bullying, fighting, hazing, dating violence, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and even homicide. In 2003, more than 5,500 young people between the ages of 10 and 24 were murdered, 82 percent with a firearm. Although media coverage often focuses on shootings, other types of violence impact greater numbers of teens. In fact, according to statistics for 2004, more than 750,000 young people were treated in emergency rooms for a variety of injuries sustained as a result of violence, and the numbers of teens who suffer without receiving urgent medical care remain uncounted. The physical and emotional scars resulting from these experiences can endure for a lifetime.

Abuse and Violence Information for Teens 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780810082
Publisher:
Omnigraphics, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Teen Health Series
Pages:
411
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.39(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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