With one out of eleven high school students in the past year experiencing some form of physical abuse — being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend — young adults need to know where they can turn for help. Even more teens (as high as ninety-six percent) reported emotional and psychological abuse in their relationships.
This Spanish-language edition of Barrie Levy’s acclaimed In Love and in Danger speaks to Latina teens about abusive relationships and how to break free. Real-life stories give teens the knowledge to confront dangerous situations; ways to tell if relationships are abusive; the differences between romantic, nurturing, and addictive love; the truth about why some guys abuse their girlfriends; and tips for building healthy relationships. A resource section includes community services.