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Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or a combination.
When working with teens we can use films to help raise awareness, share information, and start conversations.
Mistreatment and verbal abuse leads to both on-screen and off-screen physical abuse, with dangerous consequences.
The filmmakers have carefully shot and edited the film so that no graphic beatings are shown, but it's very clear that Stacy is caught in a vicious cycle of explosive anger and pathetic repentance.
And when these programs are effective in engaging youth as advocates and peer leaders, they can have lasting benefits.
Fearing her son may fall victim to the cycle of abuse, Maria executes her safety plan in order to leave her abusive husband for good.
Josefina Perez is an undocumented immigrant with a young daughter, and an abusive husband.
Fearing for her daughter's safety, she risks everything and decides to seek help at a local women's shelter.
i am going to be approaching my local high school with materials regarding February being "Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month" and i am trying to decide which movie would best portray the message that i am trying to get out there. Synopsis A pretty teenager meets and falls in love with a charming, mysterious young man at an all-night rave party in Seattle.
When she stops seeing him after discovering he's cheating on her with her best friend, he snaps, vowing vengeance against her and her family.