After picking up her son from school, Maria pleads with him not to mimic the abusive behavior he sees at home.
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.
[Get and give advice] Kelly and Aisha describe how they sank deeper into their relationships, adjusting to the abuse and beginning to accept it as normal.
A perpetual cycle of abuse, distress and reconciliation becomes the status quo of their relationships, a pattern they both become dependent upon..eventually addicted to.
Together, we can raise the nation’s awareness about teen dating violence and promote safe, healthy relationships.
In his Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month Proclamation President Obama called on all Americans “to stand against dating violence when we see it.” At a time when an estimated 1 in 10 teens will experience dating violence we all must take this opportunity to amplify our efforts and shine a spotlight on this important issue. Nationwide, youth age 12 to 19 experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault.
[Current stats about teen dating violence] It's rarely discussed but it's happening everywhere.
In cities and in small towns, violence and abuse crosses all age, race and economic boundaries.
The movie is a gripping tale of what some teenagers face in their relationships and how many times parents and friends do not see what is going on in the relationship.
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM).
This is an issue that impacts everyone – not just teens – but their parents, teachers, friends and communities as well.
An uplifting and surprisingly funny film that accessibly demonstrates how gender-based expectations are deeply intertwined with homophobia, and are also impacted by race, ethnicity, and class (from DVD jacket).
Downtowners (DVD) Downtowners shares the voices of young people who are homeless in Olympia, WA, as they explore issues such as sexual violence, public space, gender roles, street culture, and community perceptions.