Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Consequences, and Treatments, 1st Edition

  • Rosemarie Skaine
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  • ISBN-10: 1610695151
  • ISBN-13: 9781610695152
  • DDC: 362.03
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Abuse, a key theme of health education curricula, is also a major issue faced by many segments of society. Intended for high school students as well as undergraduates and the general reader, this comprehensive encyclopedia explores abuse in all its forms-physical, sexual, emotional, and verbal-among a variety of age and demographic groups from children to the elderly to the disabled. It sheds light on causes and symptoms of abuse, examines lasting impacts, and suggests avenues for prevention and treatment. Specific topics of concern to a secondary school audience include bullying and cyberbullying; abuse of those in same-sex relationships; and sexual abuse through rape, date rape, incest, and sexting. Elder abuse, which has become of greater concern as our society ages, is covered, as are domestic abuse, child abuse, and abduction. Through up-to-date entries by expert contributors, readers will learn about the causes and results of specific types of abuse, as well as their legal and sociological dimensions. The title will also serve as a gateway to further study-and as a resource for readers seeking help.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.

Half Title Page.

Title Page.

Copyright Page.

Dedication Page.




1: Abduction, Adult.

2: Abduction, Capture and Imprisonment.

3: Abduction, Child.

4: Action Against Abuse.

5: Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.

6: Adina’s Deck.

7: Adopted Children.

8: Adopted Children, International.

9: Adoption Agencies, Abuse in.

10: Adult Sexual Attraction to Adolescents.

11: AMBER Alert.

12: Americans with Disabilities Act.

13: Anger.

14: Anger Management.

15: Animal Abuse.

16: Antigay Lobby.

17: Battered Person Syndrome.

18: Battered Women Shelters.

19: Boy Scouts, Homosexual Policies of.

20: Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.

21: Brainwashing and Mind Control.

22: BULLY Project.

23: Bullying, Adult.

24: Bullying, Child and Adolescent.

25: Burning Bed, The.

26: Byrd, James, Jr..

27: Capital Punishment.

28: Center for Elders and the Courts.

29: Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect.

30: Child Abandonment and Neglect.

31: Child Abuse, Physical and Emotional.

32: Child Abuse, Poverty and.

33: Child Abuse, Psychological and Behavioral Effects of.

34: Child Abuse, Sexual.

35: Child Abuse, Treatment for.

36: Child Abuse, Verbal.

37: Child Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Acts.

38: Child Abuse Prevention Association.

39: Child Abuse Reporting Laws.

40: Child and Family Services Improvement Acts.

41: Child Pornography.

42: Child Protective Services.

43: Child Trafficking.

44: Community Action Stops Abuse.

45: Corporal Punishment.

46: Cyberbullying, Adult.

47: Cyberbullying, Child and Adolescent.

48: Cyberstalking.

49: Cycle of Abuse.

50: Debbie Smith Act.

51: Demi and Ashton Foundation.

52: Disabled Adults.

53: Disabled Children.

54: Domestic Abuse.

55: Domestic Abuse, Immigrants and.

56: Domestic Abuse, Poverty and.

57: Domestic Abuse, Psychological Effects of.

58: Duluth Model.

59: Eating Disorders.

60: Elder Abandonment.

61: Elder Abuse.

62: Elder Abuse, Sexual.

63: Elder Abuse, Verbal.

64: Elder Abuse Victims Act.

65: Elder Justice Act.

66: Elder Neglect.

67: Elder Self-Neglect.

68: Family Preservation and Support Services Program Act.

69: Feral Children.

70: Foster Care Acts.

71: Foster Children.

72: Gun Violence.

73: Hate Crimes.

74: Hate Speech.

75: Hazing.

76: Hirsch, Lee.

77: Homosexuals.

78: Homosexuals in the Military, Abuse of.

79: Human Rights.

80: Human Trafficking.

81: Identity Theft.

82: Immigrants.

83: Incest.

84: Indian Child Welfare Act.

85: Intercountry Adoption Act.

86: Interethnic Provisions of 1996.

87: Intermittent Explosive Disorder.

88: International Cultic Studies Association.

89: International Justice Mission.

90: Internet Abuse.

91: Internet Fraud.

92: Internet Victimization, Child.

93: i-SAFE Foundation.

94: Keeping Children and Families Safe Act.

95: Klaas, Polly.

96: MaleSurvivor.

97: Mandatory Arrest Laws.

98: Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

99: Megan’s Law.

100: Men as Victims of Abuse.

101: National Association of Social Workers.

102: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

103: National Center on Elder Abuse.

104: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

105: National Domestic Violence Hotline.

106: National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.

107: Nursing Homes, Abuse in.

108: Online Dating.

109: Pandora’s Project.

110: Pedophilia.

111: Pizzey, Erin.

112: Police, Abuse by.

113: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

114: Priests, Sexual Abuse by.

115: Prisoner Abuse, Adult.

116: Prisoner Abuse, Juvenile.

117: Racism.

118: Rape.

119: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

120: Rape, Date.

121: Rape, Gender Stereotypes and.

122: Rape, Marital.

123: Rape, Statutory.

124: Reproductive Coercion.

125: Road Rage.

126: Safe Haven Laws.

127: Safe House.

128: Same-sex Relationships, Violence in.

129: Sandusky, Jerry.

130: Satanic Rituals, Abuse in.

131: Sex Addiction.

132: Sex Offender.

133: Sex Trafficking.

134: Sexting.

135: Sexual Harassment.

136: Sexual Harassment, Legal Ramifications of.

137: Sexual Harassment in Education.

138: Sexual Harassment in Employment.

139: Sexual Slavery.

140: Shepard, Matthew.

141: Sibling Violence and Abuse.

142: Slavery, Modern-Day.

143: Southern Poverty Law Center.

144: Stalking.

145: Stand Your Ground Law.

146: Stop the Silence.

147: Substance Abuse.

148: Suicide.

149: Tara Teng Initiative.

150: Telephone Harassment.

151: Torture.

152: Transgender Individuals.

153: U.S.C. Titles IV-B and IV-E of the Social Security Act.

154: Victim Blaming.

155: Victim Empowerment Models.

156: Violence Against Women Act.

157: Walsh, John Edward.

158: Women in the Military, Abuse of.

159: Workplace Violence.

160: YWCA Abuse Services.


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