A Story About Teen Dating Violence | HuffPost
The Choice is Yours: Breaking The Cycle of Teen Dating Violence This riveting educational documentary helps viewers see how they can unwittingly be. youth organizations around the issue of teen dating violence. .. This brief documentary takes viewers through the experiences of three teen. It soon progressed to name-calling, insults, unfounded accusations, degradation, humiliation, and isolation. The first step in domestic violence.
Directed by Robert Greenwald. Chaplains Under Fire — a documentary that examines the lives and work of military chaplains and the Church-State tensions at the heart of chaplaincy. Crime After Crime — "InDeborah Peagler, a woman brutally abused by her boyfriend, was sentenced to 25 years-to-life for her connection to his murder.
Twenty years later, as she languished in prison, a California law allowing incarcerated domestic-violence survivors to reopen their cases was passed. Enter a pair of rookie land-use attorneys convinced that with the incontrovertible evidence that existed, they could free Deborah in a matter of months.
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What they didn't know was the depth of corruption and politically driven resistance they'd encounter, sending them down a nightmarish, bureaucratic rabbit hole of injustice.
The outrageous twists and turns in this consummately crafted saga are enough to keep us on the edge of our seats. Meanwhile, the spirit, fortitude, and love all three characters marshal in the face of this wrenching marathon is nothing short of miraculous.
Twisted Love click on "Topics" and select "Dating Violence: Twisted Love" — It may shock you to know that 3 out of every 10 teens have experienced violence in their dating relationships. It's an ugly truth that a large number of young adults are living in a twisted reality, where love and pain go hand in hand.
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.
A Death in St. Defending Our LivesCambridge Documentary Films — an Oscar-winning documentary about the magnitude and severity of domestic violence in this country. This film features four women imprisoned for killing their batterers and their terrifying personal testimonies, Cambridge, MA. Family AffairC-Line Films — filmmaker Chico Colvard, ruptures veils of secrecy and unspeakable realities as he attempts to understand how his sisters survived severe childhood abuse by their father.
A Story About Teen Dating Violence
These invincible women paint a picture of their harrowing girlhoods, the nature of forgiveness and eternal longing for family and love, Finding Jenn's Voice — a critically acclaimed documentary film examining intimate partner homicide that is now available and request a Screening in your community! On March 16,year old veterinary technician, Jennifer Snyder of Allentown, PA was murdered by her married boyfriend of more than 2 years after he learned that she was pregnant.
Veterinarian David Rapoport shot Jenn twice in the mouth and once in the back and then dumped her body in a wooded ravine. A week after her murder, Jenn's aunt contacted the filmmaker, Tracy Schott. She wanted to tell Jenn's story, to give Jenn a voice.
On impulse, Tracy googled "pregnancy and homicide" and was shocked to find several research studies that revealed: Homicide is the leading cause of death during pregnancy. So began the journey that was to become Finding Jenn's Voice. Garments for One Another: Rape in the CongoLisa F. The signs weren't obvious, especially to a 14 year-old, but it began with him telling me he didn't like the shirts I wore, or that my skirt was too short; at the time, it was easy to mistake jealousy and control for adoration.
It soon progressed to name-calling, insults, unfounded accusations, degradation, humiliation, and isolation. The first step in domestic violence is to charm the victim; the second is to isolate the victim.
Once it begins, it will continue to get worse. I began believing I deserved the abuse, and thought everybody else believed I was who he said I was. The hell became so familiar that it was easier to stay rather than leave.
It was easier to live with the shame and guilt in secrecy. It was easier to stay and suffer in private than to try to leave and be humiliated in public. I was stuck in a psychological trap and didn't know where to turn, nobody could help me. I tried to leave a few times, he would threaten to commit suicide, or worse.
The relationship took an emotional toll to the point where I was getting severe panic attacks. I ended up in the hospital a few times and was put in counseling but I never spoke about the abuse. I didn't want anybody to know. I lied for and about him. Nobody knew I had been threatened with a gun. Nobody knew I had been punched so hard I was almost knocked out.
Nobody knew about the head butts each time he didn't agree with something I did or didn't do. Nobody knew the reason my windshield had shattered was because he had punched it in a fit of rage over what I had worn to school that day. Nobody knew about the many deliberate close call, head-on collisions while he was threatening to "kill us both.
Not because of some fight or big blowout, I was just done. I can't explain it. I just didn't want to feel that way any longer. I knew if I stayed, all of those dreams I had when I was a little girl would never be realized. I knew that if I continued on this path, I might never see the light through the darkness. I was broken and knew only I could fix myself. I broke up with him and moved out of the state a week later.
I knew if I didn't leave I could fall back into the cycle. I knew if I wanted any life at all, I had to choose me no matter what the cost. I had to get far away and start over.
It took many years to repair the mental and emotional damage, but I'm here to say that it is possible.
I am not bitter or resentful, I forgave him the day I left, but I knew I wanted more out of life. Although I had been stripped of all remnants of self-worth, I found an ounce of esteem that told me I deserved better. Physical abuse is dangerous but psychological abuse is deeply-rooted.