ERIC Number: ED311376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
What's a Kid To Do about Child Abuse?
This booklet discusses child abuse, targeting pre-teenagers and teenagers. It describes what child abuse is, why it happens, and what a teenager can do about it. These topics are covered: (1) definition of child abuse and types of child abuse; (2) differentiating between child abuse and discipline; (3) sexual abuse; (4) family types of child abusers; (5) why parents abuse; (6) how abuse affects a teenager; (7) how to determine if a teenager is abused; (8) what to do if a teenager is abused; (9) what happens if a teenager tells about abuse; (10) child abuse and the law; (11) child abuse hotlines; (12) what happens to parents when they are reported; (13) teenagers' rights and responsibilities; (14) changes and choices after child abuse reporting; (15) feeling trapped and running away; (16) coping with child abuse through saying "no," staying out of the way, doing things to feel good, and talking it out; (17) finding help in the community; (18) helping a friend who is abused; (19) preventing abuse; and (20) finding out more about child abuse. The booklet contains short vignettes and drawings relevant to the particular topics. Toll-free national telephone numbers for the National Runaway Switchboard, Runaway Hotline, Childhelp USA, and Parents Anonymous are included. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Childrens Rights, Coping, Parent Child Relationship, Preadolescents, Responses, Runaways, Sexual Abuse, Victims of Crime
Cornell University Distribution Center, 7 Research Park, Ithaca, NY 14850 ($1.40, includes shipping and handling 10-24 copies, less 20% shipping and handling; 25+ copies, less 30% shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Dept of Human Development and Family Studies.