Beyond Bruises: The Truth about Teens and Abuse

Beyond Bruises: The Truth about Teens and Abuse

by Sherri Mabry Gordon

Hardcover(Library Binding)



A teenage girl is slapped by her boyfriend. A middle schooler is approached by a pedophile. A mother beats her children for the slightest infraction of the rules. All these are young people who are being victimized by abuse. In Beyond Bruises: The Truth About Teems and Abuse, author Sherri Mabry Gordon looks at what constitutes abuse and what causes it. Gordon describes what teens can do if they are being abused or know someone who is and explores what communities can do to help end the violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766030640
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Series: Issues in Focus Today Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Power and Control: A Better Understanding of Abuse 7

Chapter 2 Hitting Home: Abuse Inside the Home 23

Chapter 3 Dangerous Liaisons: Abuse Outside the Home 38

Chapter 4 Troubled Souls: The Impact of Abuse on Teens 57

Chapter 5 Communities in Crisis: The Social Impact of Abuse 69

Chapter 6 Silencing the Violence: Helping the Abused and the Abuser 78

Chapter 7 Uncharted Territory: Addressing Abuse Beyond Today 96

Chapter Notes 107

Glossary 117

For More Information 121

Further Reading 124

Internet Addresses 125

Index 126

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