The video utilizes their experiences and insights so that youth and parents can recognize and prevent dating abuse in their own lives, or in the lives of others.
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.
contains a DVD of two video programs and materials CD, with a Choose Respect discussion guide, Power Point slides, and appendices.
These activities will motivate participants to come up with ways to promote healthy and respectful relationships in their community. This program features true stories of youth, parents, and professionals who have been in, or witnessed, abusive relationships.
New developments have come to light in the tragic stabbing of Cindi Santana, a 17 year-old student at South East High School in South Gate, California. "20/20" reported a disturbing story on teen-dating violence, April 5, 2005.
The story was so powerful we wanted to air it again with updates. Featuring Adam Dodge We’ve all heard there is more domestic violence during the holidays, but is that really true?
Since her divorce, she has dated people, but has again experienced domestic violence.
How does this season affect victims, survivors and their families?
The mental and physical health consequences can extend into adulthood, and unhealthy relationships in adolescence also can create a cycle of abusive relationships. Dennis Guth, R-Klemme, said that the legislation is probably a good idea, but that he wished the proposal would also include plans to teach students about the physical and psychological benefits of sexual abstinence before marriage.
His wife, Margaret, provides abstinence instruction in schools."I think there is a lot more we can do about that," Guth said.
Unhealthy relationships during the teen years can disrupt normal development and contribute to other unhealthy behaviors in teens that can lead to problems over a lifetime, according to the CDC.
Teens who experience dating violence are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, engage in unhealthy behaviors such as experimenting with tobacco, drugs and alcohol, and have thoughts about suicide, according to federal health officials.