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About the author:
Andrea Clemens received her master's degree in clinical social work from Boston University and has spent the majority of her career working in higher education. Relating to her personal experience, she has been educating school faculty, students, parenting groups, administrators, and the general public about educator sexual abuse for over ten years.
She has participated in both local and national radio, news, and television programs. Andrea is a member of the speaker's bureau for S.E.S.A.M.E. (Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, and Exploitation), an organization dedicated to preventing sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment of students by teachers and school staff. She is also an instructor with the nonprofit organization KidSafe Foundation. She is thrilled to educate parents, mentors, and teachers about different ways to protect children from abuse.
Although Andrea remains dedicated to being a single mother, a triathlete, and performing in various other roles, she continues to invest time and energy ensuring that schools can be safe environments for our children-free from harassment and abuse.
Breaking the Cycle of Educator Sexual Abuse
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 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.
- Publication Date:
- 069239219X / 9780692392195
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White with Bleed
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs