Dating violence films
Any behavior in a romantic relationship that is intended to establish an unequal balance of power and control.
Facts and Statistics: Roughly 1.5 million high school boys and girls in the U. admit to being intentionally hit or physically harmed in the last year by someone they are romantically involved with.
Indeed, children who are victimized or witness violence frequently bring this experience with them to the playground, the classroom, later into teen relationships and, ultimately, they can end up the victims and perpetrators of adult intimate partner violence.
Filmmakers will be asked to explore some of the causes of teen dating violence as well as the results of this emotional and/or physical abuse.
A new initiative introduced by El Paso County officials aimed at reducing domestic violence and teen dating violence.
The film depicts the fictional story of teenager Natalie Rivera, who becomes a victim of dating violence.
Films will examine how teen dating violence leads to destructive attitudes and actions from a variety of perspectives: the perpetrator, the victim, and the observer.
Filmmakers should also present ways students can successfully confront teen dating violence to enable better decisions and outcomes.
This is an issue that impacts everyone – not just teens – but their parents, teachers, friends and communities as well.