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IN LOVE AND IN DANGER

This book is for teens or their parents who have concerns about relationships. It begins with life stories and then takes the reader through what abuse is, how to spot the signs, and how to leave. The great thing about this book is the personal examples and advice from numerous teens throughout. The downfall is that even though the book is aimed at ‘teens’ all the examples and the majority of the language is aimed at girls being abused by boys. An example of this is page 93, a section entitled, ‘Advice for Abuse Girls from Abusive Guys Who Have Changed.’ There isn’t mirrored sections for boys who have been abused. 

Levy, B (2006) In Love and in Danger: A Teen’s Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships, Berkeley, Seal Press. 

This book is available from the Cheshire Without Abuse resource library. Please contact Cheshire without Abuse on 01270 250 390 to arrange loaning this item.

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The Psychology of Teen Dating Violence & Victimization Vol1

These books are fantastic for the level depth they go in to, covering nearly all areas of teenage relationship abuse linking in to academic research that goes back to 1981. This demonstrates how this topic has been an issue for some time but is only in more recent years coming into mainstream discussions. Although these books are based on American studies they can still have a major influence on our practise. Volume 2 is particularly good when discussing prevention as it touches upon teenage sociology, how it differs to adults, and how that impacts intervention work.

Paludi, M A. ed (2011) The Psychology of Teen Violence and Victimization: Volume 1From Bullying to cyberstalking to  assault and sexual violation, California, Praeger.

This book is available from the Cheshire Without Abuse resource library. Please contact Cheshire without Abuse on 01270 250 390 to arrange loaning this item.

The Psychology of Teen Violence & Victimization Vol2

These books are fantastic for the level depth they go in to, covering nearly all areas of teenage relationship abuse linking in to academic research that goes back to 1981. This demonstrates how this topic has been an issue for some time but is only in more recent years coming into mainstream discussions. Although these books are based on American studies they can still have a major influence on our practise. Volume 2 is particularly good when discussing prevention as it touches upon teenage sociology, how it differs to adults, and how that impacts intervention work.

Paludi, M A. ed (2011) The Psychology of Teen Violence and Victimization: Volume 2: prevention Strategies for families and schools, California, Praeger

This book is available from the Cheshire Without Abuse resource library. Please contact Cheshire without Abuse on 01270 250 390 to arrange loaning this item.

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Adolescent to Parent Abuse by Amanda Holt

There is growing awareness of the issue of child to parent violence; cases where the young person is being abusive towards their family members. These cases are complex as the histories of these families are so diverse, sometimes domestic abuse has been a factor in the home but sometimes it hasn’t been present at all. Holt explores the different types, impacts, and services responses to this issue. It is a useful resource for anyone who wants to learn more about this topic.

This book is available in the CWA resource library

 

This book is available from the Cheshire Without Abuse resource library. Please contact Cheshire without Abuse on 01270 250 390 to arrange loaning this item.

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Teen Dating Violence: the invisible peril

Book by Susan M Sanders which discusses the Invisible peril of Teenage Relationship Abuse because it does not command the attention of the media. Using data from approx 500 female students in America the book measure  the incidence of dating violence among teenage females. The research shows that many have been or are currently involved in abusive relationships with their boyfriends, and many are confused about what constitutes normal and healthy dating behaviours.

Although America research the book highlights the needs of young people and check lists to aid supporting them.

This resource is not available in the CWA library.

This book is available from the Cheshire Without Abuse resource library. Please contact Cheshire without Abuse on 01270 250 390 to arrange loaning this item.

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Ending Violence in Teen Dating Relationships

A guide for parents and pastors by Al Miles, 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.

This is a resource with a religious focus which is why young people gave a two star rating, however it is an important resource as abuse can affect anyone regardless of religion or background.

This resource is not available in the CWA library.

This book is available from the Cheshire Without Abuse resource library. Please contact Cheshire without Abuse on 01270 250 390 to arrange loaning this item.

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Sexual Violence and Abuse (2 Volumes)

An Encyclopaedia of Prevention, Impacts, and Recovery by Judy L Postmus (e) A comprehensive collection from 200 contributers with 264 entries which examins the pervasive and persistent social problem of sexual violence and abuse that plagues millions of women, children, and men across the globe. A difficult subject to read but some fantastic research and psychological points are included in this book.

This resource is not available in the CWA library.

This book is available from the Cheshire Without Abuse resource library. Please contact Cheshire without Abuse on 01270 250 390 to arrange loaning this item.

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Adolescent to Parent Abuse, Amanda Holt

There is growing awareness of the issue of child to parent violence; cases where the young person is being abusive towards their mother or/and father. These cases are complex as the histories of these families are so diverse, sometime domestic abuse has been a factor in the home but sometimes it hasn’t been present at all. Holt explores the different types, impacts, and services responses to this issue. It is a useful resource for anyone who wants to learn more about this topic.

This book is available in the CWA resource library

This book is available from the Cheshire Without Abuse resource library. Please contact Cheshire without Abuse on 01270 250 390 to arrange loaning this item.

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Preventing violence against women and girls:

Educational work with Children and Young People by Jane Ellis; this was the first ever book on educational work to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG). By bringing together international examples of research and practice, the book offers insight into the underpinning theoretical debates and key lessons for practice, addressing the complexities and challenges of developing, implementing and evaluating educational work to prevent VAWG. This multidisciplinary book will be of interest to educationalists, VAWG and child welfare practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students.

This book is not available in the CWA library

 

This book is available from the Cheshire Without Abuse resource library. Please contact Cheshire without Abuse on 01270 250 390 to arrange loaning this item.

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HOW TO – NOT TO RELATIONSHIP ABUSE WORK BOOK

This is a healthy relationships work book that young people can use individually or exercises can be used in group. Each chapter explains a different area of abuse and then sets questions to test the reader’s knowledge.

Hameen, L A (2009) Teens/Young Adults How To – Not to Relationship Abuse Workbook, United States, Xlibris

This book is available from the Cheshire Without Abuse resource library. Please contact Cheshire without Abuse on 01270 250 390 to arrange loaning this item.

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