Review of In Love and In Danger: A Teen’s Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships by Lisa Daily
Dating violence in teen relationships is on the rise, in fact 43% of college women have been the victim of dating violence. Many times, high school and college aged victims don’t know where to turn for help or advice for dating. They feel embarrassed, ashamed, confused, and often overwhelmed. And more often than not, they’re not telling anyone about what they’re going though – oftentimes, not even their closest friends.In Love and In Danger should be the first step in a series of discussions with all the teens in your life.
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.
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Seal Press; 3rd edition (September 28, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1580051871
- ISBN-13: 978-1580051873
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces