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When Danger Hits Home: Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Home is supposed to be a safe place. A place where you can go to relax and to get away from the troubles of the outside world. But for too many, home is not a safe place at all. In fact, for some it is a place where the most terrifying things in their lives happen, and yet they are trapped there, because it is home.
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Overview

Home is supposed to be a safe place. A place where you can go to relax and to get away from the troubles of the outside world. But for too many, home is not a safe place at all. In fact, for some it is a place where the most terrifying things in their lives happen, and yet they are trapped there, because it is home.
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Gr 7 Up—These books show that, in spite of one's circumstances, it is possible to overcome difficult situations. Students in Danger poses the questions of what makes schools safe and what makes them violent. After a discussion of the Minnesota school shooting and mention of others that have occurred throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, causes of violence are considered. Succeeding chapters examine school violence through the stories of survivors of the Columbine shootings, Virginia Tech massacre, and the shooting in an Amish school in Pennsylvania. A chapter on types of bullying includes the experiences of many famous personalities and also addresses the long-term impact such incidents may have on self-esteem and psychological health. When Danger Hits Home focuses on forms of domestic abuse—physical, psychological, and sexual, with other chapters sharing stories and information in greater depth on sexual, child, partner, and elder abuse. The last chapter provides the names of organizations to contact for help in the event of abuse. Both books include numerous captioned colored photos, diagrams, charts and graphs, as well as a variety of sidebars and text boxes. Definitions of terms highlighted in purple within the text are defined in the margins on the pages where they appear.—Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE
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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 The Truth About Domestic Abuse 9

2 Surviving Sexual Abuse 43

3 Surviving Child Abuse 59

4 Surviving Domestic Partner Abuse 71

5 Surviving Elder Abuse 87

6 What to Do if You or Someone You Know Is Being Abused 111

Further Reading 120

For More Information 121

Bibliography 124

Index 126

Picture Credits 127

About the Author and the Consultant 128

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