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Overview

In a straightforward and nonjudgmental manner, The Truth About series tackles a range of current issues that affect teens. Each A-to-Z volume delivers the information teens need to cope with pressure from a multitude of sources and to make informed choices when faced with difficult decisions. Special features such as "Q&A," "Teens Speak," and "Fact Or Fiction?" focus on critical aspects of current topics, while "Did You Know?" presents up-to-date tables and graphs. With an informative glossary and a valuable listing of hotlines and further resources, these books are essential reading for young people in search of guidance and knowledge.

The Truth About Abuse, Second Edition presents information designed to help teens understand such topics as bullying, sexual abuse, the role of alcohol and drugs in abuse, the common traits of abusers, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816076291
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Series: Facts on File Truth about Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Preface ix

How to Use This Book xiii

Abusive Behavior 1

A-to-Z Entries 11

Abuse, Theories of 13

Abuse, Witnesses of 21

Abusers, in Society 25

Abusers, Common Traits of 31

Alcohol, Drugs, and Abuse 38

Bullying 43

Child Abuse 51

Child Sexual Abuse 60

Date Rape Drugs 68

Dating Abuse 72

Domestic Partner Abuse 80

Elder Abuse 89

Hate Crimes 95

Hazing 100

Homicide 109

Legal Intervention 112

Media and Abuse 122

Men and Abuse 128

Morbidity, Mortality, and Abuse 132

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Abuse 138

Prejudice and Abuse 143

Psychological Abuse 146

Rehabilitation and Treatment 153

Runaways and Homeless Teens, Abuse of 164

Self-mutilation 168

Sexual Abuse 175

Sexual Assault 182

Stalking 187

Women and Abuse 195

Workplace Abuse 199

Hotlines and Help Sites 209

Glossary 212

Index 217

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