This compelling story of teen dating violence is hosted by a passionately committed veteran team leader of a district attorney's Family Crimes Division. Actual cases are included to authenticate the message. Abuse begins with degrading language and controlling behavior that deprives the victim of dignity and self-respect. This often leads to physical abuse and sometimes murder. Teen dating violence is both cause and effect for deeper cycles of domestic violence that began at an early age. The video offers several ways to successfully break the cycle of teen dating violence: by ending the relationships, by having an escape plan, and by changing the predictable outcomes. It strongly recommends ending the relationship at the first signs of abusive language or controlling behavior.
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