It knows no boundaries of color, gender, age, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation.It happens in all relationships – to married couples, within families, to intimate partners living together, to roommates, and to dating couples.
Without giving any names, what type of conditions exist?
Show any of these short video clips from "Love is Not Abuse" and discuss. Curriculum from Liz Claiborne has also been recommended by FCCLA.
Frequent exposure to violence in the home not only predisposes children to numerous social and physical problems, but also teaches them that violence is a normal way of life - therefore, increasing their risk of becoming society's next generation of victims and abusers.
If someone you know is being abused you need to first address any immediate safety needs.
You may obtain an e-mailed copy from Love is Not Abuse Download the lesson plan.
You may follow the instructions exactly as printed, or condense to fit within your time frame.
There are a variety of readings and discussion points in identifying all parts of the abuse cycle, types of people who are targets or perpetrators. You may also refer to the LINA Curriculum Watch and discuss this excellent video from the Sandy Police Department about Teen Dating Violence.
This video may be downloaded and watched on the internet, or you may pay .50 for shipping for a hard copy of the video.
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