With one out of eleven high school students in the past year experiencing some form of physical abuse being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend young adults need to know where they can turn for help. Even more teens (as high as ninety-six percent) reported emotional and psychological abuse in their relationships.
This revised and updated edition for teenagers who have questions about abusive dating relationships helps them understand the causes and consequences of their situation, learn what they can do about it, find help from parents and other adults, and discover how to build healthier relationships. In Love and in Danger is one of the only books available on dating violence and abusive relationships that addresses young adults directly in a straightforward and non-condescending manner. Included are facts about dating violence, tips for how to tell if your relationship is abusive, information on why dating abuse happens, and what you can do if you are being abused by (or are abusing) someone you love. Packed with practical advice and compelling interviews with teens, this edition features updated information and statistics, an expanded resource section, and a new afterword by the author.
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In Love and in Danger is a self-help book for young adults experiencing abusive relationships either as the abused, abuser, and friend or parent of either. It begins by exposing true stories of the abused and ends with ways to stop and prevent abuse. This book is written to make an abused person feel that she/he is not alone and how most people try to hide the abuse. The author, Barrie Levy, is an M.S.W. , active in the movement to prevent violence against women for 25 years, has edited and co-written several books, and teaches at UCLA in the Department of Social Welfare and Women's Studies. Even though one might think that this is a high school and up issue, the book's interviews reflect that dating violence can start as early as 13 and continues through adulthood.