It’s not always men wearing sleeveless undershirts. And it’s not always mousy, frightened women. Who’s at risk? Is there a way to avoid or prevent it? Learn more about domestic violence, aka intimate violence, aka family violence in Profile of Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Large Urban Counties. And don’t be a victim!
Additional Library Resources:
Community Services Hot Topic
Mayo Clinic on Domestic Violence against Men
Mayo Clinic on Domestic Violence against Women
Mayo Clinic Child and Family Advocacy Center
A safe place for women
Behind closed doors
We’ve all heard about people “going postal” and shooting up their former place of employment. It doesn’t happen very often, but it’s scary and sad when it does.
What we hear about less, but which happens a lot more, is lower levels of violence. In 2009, there were over half a million nonfatal violent crimes in workplaces. Half a million – and we never heard about those.
Where does workplace crime happen? Is it always “disgruntled employees” who are violent? Who’s the most likely target? To learn more about work place violence read Workplace violence, 1993-2009 National Crime Victimization Survey and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries / by Erika Harrell.
Additional Library Resources
Infotrac -Workplace Violence
MasterFile – Workplace Violence
CQ Researcher: Workplace Violence
Understanding Workplace Violence
The Violence-Prone Workplace
OSHA – Workplace Violence
USDA – Workplace Violence Prevention and Response
Are you planning a lesson plan around Cyber-Bullying this school year? The library can help with ideas and resources which can be found on our Hot Topic page – Cyber Bullying.
Resources include open access ebooks on Cyber Bullying from ebrary. The collection, which is subsidized by ebrary and now includes over 100 titles, will help parents, educators, and others better understand, prevent, and take action against this growing concern. You can find the link to this great resource of ebooks on our Hot Topic – Cyber Bullying listed under Internet Resources.
Newly added titles include Cyberbullying: Activities to Help Children and Teens to Stay Safe in a Texting, Twittering, Social Networking World, by Vanessa Rogers (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010) and Banishing Bullying Behavior: Exploring the Culture of Pain, Rage and Revenge, by Suellen Fried and Blanche E. Sosland (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2010).