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Teen Dating Violence Resources

Below is a list of books that the staff use day in and day out to help victims of Teen Dating Violence :


In Love and In Danger: A Teen's Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships

By Barrie Levy

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.


Ending Violence in Teen Dating Relationships

By Al Miles

Miles, a nationally recognized expert in the field of domestic violence and teen relationship violence, explores the complex issue of teen dating violence. Through interviews and other research, he provides critical information that parents, caregivers, clergy, and educators can use to protect teens and help them foster healthy dating relationships. Miles offers thoughtful advice and answers to such questions as: What constitutes violence in teen dating relationships? Why is the problem so pervasive? What are the warning signs that parents and other caring adults can watch for that may indicate a teen is being either abused or abusive? And what can the church do to help?


When Something Feels Wrong: A Survival Guide about Abuse for Young People

By Deanna S. Pledge

Teens who have been abused need information and support to begin the healing process. They may not be willing or able to approach family members; they may not know how to start coping with the effects of these traumatizing events. Written by a psychologist who has worked with abused kids and teens for more than a decade, WHEN SOMETHING FEELS WRONG is for adolescents searching for positive ways to deal with their history of abuse. The approach is informative, realistic, and encouraging. The emphasis throughout is on the need to talk about the abuse, get help, and know that abuse is never the victim’s fault. Includes checklists, examples, journaling ideas, and resources. Written to and for teens, this book belongs in all school and public libraries, counselors’ offices, doctors’ offices, and social-service agencies.


Teens Can Make It Happen Workbook

By Steadman Graham

From Stedman Graham, the bestselling author of Teens Can Make It Happen, comes an activity-filled workbook designed to help teens realize their full potential. The Teens Can Make It Happen Workbook is packed with entertaining exercises that will show you how to work your way through Graham's nine steps to success.
The workbook teaches the nine steps discussed in Teens Can Make It Happen, along with a variety of fun, thought-provoking, and, ultimately, life-changing activities for those ready and willing to make it happen. From group activities to self-tests to journaling, the workbook is filled with relevant and practical exercises for any teen looking to make that journey to adulthood an easy one. You will learn ways to create a whole new vision of how to use your talents and desires to become your best. In order to achieve this vision, Graham stresses, you must believe in the possibility of your success in order to have a strong sense of self-understanding and awareness.
Written in an entertaining and interactive style, Graham bridges the gap between education and the real world and, in addition, shows you how to boost self-esteem, avoid peer pressure, and handle the stresses of daily life that are part of being a young adult.
As founder of Athletes Against Drugs, an organization created to combat drug abuse and promote youth leadership, Graham knows how to talk to teenagers. Whether used as a companion to Teens Can Make It Happen or on its own, the Teens Can Make It Happen Workbook shows you how to take control of your life, and, consequently, your destiny.


The Teen Relationship Workbook: For Professionals Helping Teens to Develop Healthy Relationships and Prevent Domestic Violence

By Kerry Moles

Ages 13 - 18. This activity-based workbook for professionals helps adolescents develop healthy, intimate relationships and prevent dating abuse and domestic violence. Appropriate for males and females, ages 12 - 20, in groups or individual sessions. This book offers both educational and experimental components pertaining to this subject. The 50 activities include 68 reproducible worksheet pages plus 50 facilitator information sheets.
Organized into 6 sections:
Evaluating Your Relationships,
Understanding Abuse,
Social Influences, Building Healthy Relationships,
Making Good Decisions,
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