True stories dating abuse

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“Wow, now I know what to say and what NOT to say to my friend who is in an abusive relationship,” a teen from Winslow High.

“It’s hard to imagine that some kids grow up in homes where there is an abusive parent,”a student from Waterville High. I’m sorry you had to go through that.” This is something I hear quite often .

This 30-minute video contains true stories of teens, parents, and professionals who have been in or witnessed abusive relationships.

They describe their experiences and insights so that teens and parents can recognize and prevent dating abuse in their own lives or in the lives of their friends. It received honors in both the behavioral diseases category and received the prestigious Helen Hayes Award of Distinction, recognizing the finest educational entry of 2006.

TRUE or FALSE ANSWERS: 1) FALSE Approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.

The discussion guide, and accompanying Power Point presentation, helps participants recall specific scenes and generate thoughtful conversations about indentifying warning signs and preventing abusive relationships.

The discussion guide includes: background for session leaders, helpful hints for addressing the subject of dating abuse and violence, instructions for facilitating group discussions, and interactive activities.

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