Invisible Target is a true, detailed account of one girl’s experience of educator sexual abuse at the hands of her middle school teacher. It follows her journey, beginning with her tumultuous childhood, meeting the teacher, and the grooming process he created to lure her into a false sense of trust and ultimate betrayal. After years of abuse and manipulation, she finally fInvisible Target is a true, detailed account of one girl’s experience of educator sexual abuse at the hands of her middle school teacher. It follows her journey, beginning with her tumultuous childhood, meeting the teacher, and the grooming process he created to lure her into a false sense of trust and ultimate betrayal. After years of abuse and manipulation, she finally found the courage to bravely break away from her abuser. With excerpts from newspaper articles and an actual court impact statement, this book gives you a clear picture of how the epidemic of educator sexual abuse begins, progresses, and affects so many innocent lives. Invisible Target is more than a memoir. With thought-provoking questions at the close of each chapter, this book serves as a strong educational tool for students, parents, teachers, and administrators by shedding light on the dynamics of educator sexual abuse so that school can be a safe haven for every child. “I highly recommend that Invisible Target be read and discussed in every school community in the country.”—John M. Seryak, M.Ed. “This book can help students identify predators, parents to support their children, and educators to prevent abuse.”—Charol Shakeshaft, Ph.D. “Although the topic is obviously very disturbing and disheartening, Andrea’s story is one of hope.”—Robert J. Shoop, Ph.D....
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invisible target breaking the cycle of educator sexual abuse Reviews
Andrea Clemens has bravely written about how she was groomed by her middle school teacher and was then abused for 11 years. Struggling to gain back the many years of growth she missed, one sees how devastating, beyond the sexual aspects, this crime is to the victim and all those around her. Her courage to reveal all the aspects of her life that this has affected is breath taking.Each chapter ends with thought provoking questions for teachers, parents, students, survivors and all readersUnfortunately, this a subject that has been ignored for too long. Let's read Invisible Target, and make ourselves more aware, so there are fewer invisible targets.
I will write a longer review when I'm not on my phone and have had a chance to process everything in this book. Andrea did a phenomenal job of writing about her experience with sexual abuse and setting up the background to why she was an "easy target" to groom. It obviously took many years and therapy and internal strength to be able to write such a public account of her ordeal. I recommend this to anyone interested in learning about overcoming sexual abuse, the things to be on the lookout for potential victims, what to do about it, and advocacy.
Children, parents and educators should read this book. Ms Clemens tells her story with honesty and sensitivity but doesn't sugar coat anything. At the end of each section their are very pertinent questions to be answered by parents, students, educators and victims. Very helpful in unmasking the sinister people who lie in wait for the most vulnerable of our children.
Should be required reading for every educator.