Abuse and Neglect
Emotional Health Issues
Abuse has no barriers. Sadly, millions of children and teens in the United States and other countries face physical and emotional abuse or neglect each day. Abuse can occur at home, at school, or in the community. The scars it leaves are not always visible, but the effects can last a lifetime. Find out how to recognize abuse, speak out against it, and get help for victims.
* Reviews *Series Review: Emotional Health IssuesAnswers to questions such as What are drugs? and What is abuse? as well as clear language and explanations make this series suitable for fact-finding missions, but the abundant graphics and case studies are likely to draw in browsers as well. Throughout, unfamiliar vocabulary is highlighted in bold and explained in context and in the glossary. Concise explanations of depression's symptoms, self-injurious behaviors, and forms of emotional abuse, for example, will help build students health literacyGetting help is the key message, along with taking control by creating personal space, keeping a diary, and thinking through choices. Fact boxes and case study sidebars add information. Further-reading suggestions of novels, diaries, and memoirs will create both literary and personal connections to the topics.School Library Journal