An effective program to combat teen dating abuse is an essential part of any high school health and guidance curriculum, and this one is a great tool. This is the story of Jenny- a happy, high performing student who is in her first serious relationship with Jake. As their relationship evolves, Jake monopolizes more and more of her time, isolates her from friends, and interferes with her studies before becoming verbally and physically abusive.
This program brings the causes and consequences of teen dating abuse to life through a series of dramatic vignettes, and viewers learn how any young person can be affected — black or white, boy or a girl, straight or gay. The five red flags examined are constant contact, false accusations, explosive tempers, threats, and blaming.
Consultant: Meredith C. Murphy, Ph.D. G Gio Martinez/ Teen LGBT Advocate
Media Type: DVD + CD Run Time: 7 minutes Grade Level: 6-12