Rape and dating violence are all-too-common occurrences in the United States and around the world. Why are sexual, physical, and emotional harm at the hands of an intimate partner so prevalent, and how does society perpetuate a culture of violence? What are the physical, psychological, and legal consequences of rape? Most importantly, what should you do and who can you turn to if you or someone you know has experienced rape?
Books in Greenwood’s Q&A Health Guides series follows a reader-friendly question-and-answer format that anticipates readers’ needs and concerns. Prevalent myths and misconceptions are identified and dispelled, and a collection of case studies illustrate key concepts and issues through relatable stories and insightful recommendations. Each book also includes a section on health literacy, equipping teens and young adults with practical tools and strategies for finding, evaluating, and using credible sources of health information both on and off the Internet—important skills that contribute to a lifetime of healthy decision-making.
- Simple Q&A format makes the subject approachable and accessible to readers, allowing them to find specific information quickly and easily
- Readers will learn how to identify rape and dating violence when they occur and what actions should be taken
- Guide to Health Literacy section helps readers improve their research and critical thinking skills when finding and evaluating health information
- Case studies provide real-world examples of concepts discussed in the book
- Common myths section dispels popular misconceptions surrounding rape and dating violence and points readers toward detailed and accurate information provided in the main text