Maple Ave: LOVES ME NOT (dvd)From the 10 volume series Maple Ave - Teen Drama Series (dvd)
* To spotlight and better recognize the signs of teen dating violence.
* To examine the behaviors of both victim and abuser in order to more effectively connect with them in a Guidance / Counseling setting.
* To examine what peers and educators can do to reach out to a teen they feel may be privately struggling in an abusive relationship.
"Loves Me Not" focuses on dating/domestic violence from the POV of a 17 year old deceased victim named Cari.
Cari was relentlessly beaten by her boyfriend, Marcos, and so viciously bullied by his friends after leaving him that she, ultimately, took her own life.
Now Cari finds herself helplessly watching the same thing happen all over again to another girl, Sharon (Marcos' new girlfriend). Between her manipulative and violent boyfriend and her self-absorbed parents, Sharon would appear to have the deck stacked against her - but her best friend, Tina refuses to give up on her.
Even as Sharon pushes her away, Tina desperately searches for a way to save her friend from meeting the same fate as Cari.
Run Time: 17 minutes