- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 23, 2001

Books

• "But I Love Him: Protecting Your Teen Daughter From Controlling, Abusive Dating Relationships," by Jill Murray, HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. The author identifies patterns of control and abuse and tells parents how to extract their daughters from damaging relationships without alienating them.

• "Angry Young Men: How Parents, Teachers and Counselors Can Help Bad Boys Become Good Men," by Aaron Kipnis, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999. Mr. Kipnis, a psychologist, examines the myths of troubled young men and discusses ways to help them.

• "In Love and in Danger: A Teen's Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships," by Barrie Levy, Seal Press, 1997. This book is for teen-agers who have questions about abusive dating relationships and advises how to get help from parents and other adults.

Associations

• Men Can Stop Rape, PO Box 57144, Washington, D.C. 20037. Phone: 202/265-6530. Web site: www.mrpp.org. This nonprofit organization works to empower male youths to work as allies with women in preventing rape and other forms of violence.

On line

• Melrose Alliance Against Violence, a community-based Massachusetts organization that works closely with local schools and law enforcement, offers information and data about dating violence on its Web site (www.maav.org). It includes tips for teen-agers on understanding power and control in dating and identifying unhealthy relationships.

• The Bureau of Justice Statistics' Web site (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/) has a link to the study "Intimate Partner Violence." This body of work examines the number, rate, type and circumstance of violence between spouses, boyfriends and girlfriends.

• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site (www.cdc.gov/safeusa/ youthviolence.htm) offers a section called "Safe USA" that contains information and advice about curbing youth violence.


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