Danya Institute Inc.

Adolescents and Dating/Relationship Abuse

The Line

This brief video clearly and visually demonstrates the exact point at which a phone conversation crosses the line and becomes inappropriate and verbally abusive. This video is recommended for all mature elementary-age kids, pre-teens, and adolescents. This video is available on the homepage of loveisrespect.org as well as on their YouTube channel, Loveisrespect, NDAH. (00:00:47)

LINK: http://youtu.be/dNvt_zSiIkg


How To Get Out of an Abusive Relationship

This short clip outlines nine steps for women to take to get out of an abusive relationship. It documents common traits of abusers while giving practical advice, such as clearing the history on a computer after searching for help and taking precautions in case a restraining order is violated, which happens often. This video would be great for all clients, especially female, and practitioners working with women who may or may not be victims of abuse (the video presumes secrecy). This video is available on HowCast.com, a website that provides videos on a range of “How to” topics under the “Relationship Survival Guide” category. (00:02:30)

LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exf4Xi7KW84


How to Know if Your Boyfriend is Abusive

This video helps women recognize what is and is not abusive in relationships. This information would be helpful for clients and for the clinicians who work with them. As the clip depicts, physical abuse is often obvious while emotional abuse can be difficult to identify. This video is available on HowCast.com, a website that provides videos on a range of “How to” topics under the “Relationship Survival Guide” category. (00:02:23)

LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2sAHVgM5e8


That’s Not Cool: Textual Harrassment

The AdCouncil is promoting the site www.thatsnotcool.org, a peer-run website for teens that addresses the role of technology in controlling relationships, boundaries, and communication. This brief video follows a teen girl through her day as a boy (shown in each scene dressed up as a giant cellphone) sends her countless texts, the final text telling her to send him some nude pictures. A statistic on the site states that 1 in 4 teens are harassed in some way via their cellphone and texting. This timely video is appropriate for teens and could be a useful tool for individuals working with this population, since it is created by their peers and uses their language. (00:00:32)


“The Talk”: How Teen Parents Talk About Sex with the Next Generation

This video features Dr. Jennifer Grossman discussing her research findings on teen parents and conversations they later have with their teens about sexuality. The researchers identified common themes in the specific ways early parents talk to their teens about sex, including open communication and personal disclosure, and the fact that they get more help from extended families. Grossman discusses the implications of her research and further areas that need to be explored on this topic. The beginning of this video covers teen pregnancy statistics and the philosophy behind this study (00:00:00 – 00:03:12), so viewers could skip this segment if this background information is not needed. This video would be helpful for individuals working with teens and with individuals who were early parents and are now raising teens. It may also help teen parents in general to begin thinking about how they plan to communicate with their growing children. This video is available on the Wellesley Center for Women’s YouTube channel videoWCW. (00:14:31)

LINK: http://youtu.be/oTsqrPTTM3g?t=3m13s