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VOYA - Julia Bowersox
Gale’s Hot Topics series can aid readers in social studies research as well as help them find information on controversial issues. Topics are of high interest while meeting lower level readers’ needs. These books provide a baseline for research with primary and secondary resources, including charts and graphs with statistics. The detailed “Organizations to Contact” and “For More Information” sections of these series give teens additional reputable resources to further their research. This series provides important information about controversial topics while making the topic interesting for young adults. Pop culture segments, scattered throughout the books, are used to catch teens’ interest on the issue at hand; in Self-Injury, actress Angelina Jolie and singer and band member Jessicka Fodera are quoted speaking out about their self-harm tribulations. Self-Injury discusses the issues’ effects on self, family, and society as a whole. Controversial content is discussed with an unbiased point of view; conservative, as well as liberal, points of view are discussed. This series provides teens with well-rounded viewpoints about important issues which will help with their studies. (Hot Topics) Ages 12 to 18.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420505528
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 6/24/2011
  • Series: Lucent Hot Topics Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Introduction 6

A Troubling Problem

Chapter 1 Harming Oneself 10

Chapter 2 The Causes of Self-Injury 26

Chapter 3 The Risks of Self-Injury 44

Chapter 4 Recovery 59

Chapter 5 Prevention of Repetitive Self-Injury 44

Notes 93

Discussion Questions 100

Organizations to Contact 102

For More Information 104

Index 106

Picture Credits 111

About the Author 112

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