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When Danger Hits Home: Survivors of Domestic Violence

When Danger Hits Home: Survivors of Domestic Violence

by Joyce Zoldak
     
 

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. Domestic violence is a huge problem, and it comes

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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. Domestic violence is a huge problem, and it comes in different forms. From child abuse to domestic partner abuse to elder abuse, they all involve abuses by someone who should be one of the kindest and most loving people in a person's life. Abuse can be physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, or financial, each type leaving its own scars on those who have experienced it. Those who have lived through domestic violence, who have survived and struggled to move beyond their past experiences, have much to tell us about their experiences. From them, we can learn how to recognize the signs of abuse and what to do when abuse is happening. As we read their stories, we can see, too, what these survivors have learned from their experiences and what they want to say to you.

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School Library Journal
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422204603
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Survivors Series: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Circumstances
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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