In the 16-minute movie geared toward teens, Natalie suffers the cycle of physical and emotional abuse by her boyfriend Alex.
The Choice is Yours: Breaking The Cycle of Teen Dating Violence This riveting educational documentary helps viewers see how they can unwittingly be transformed from “victim of abuse” into “abuser.” Teen dating violence is an essential link that is both cause and effect for deeper cycles of domestic violence.
Josefina Perez is an undocumented immigrant with a young daughter, and an abusive husband.
Fearing for her daughter's safety, she risks everything and decides to seek help at a local women's shelter.
Teens act out dating violence scenes and laud their program as a release for their feelings as well as a way to increase awareness.
[Great resources] [Get help 24/7] "Twisted Love: Dating Violence Exposed" is regularly re-broadcast on PBS affiliates across the country.
When this fails, desperate victims often fight back out of a sense of survival—if they survive.
Girls and boys alike can benefit by recognizing the signs of abuse and how to not become a victim.
In addition viewers learn valuable information regarding behavior, relationships and how to escape an abusive relationship.
[Get and give advice] Kelly and Aisha describe how they sank deeper into their relationships, adjusting to the abuse and beginning to accept it as normal.
A perpetual cycle of abuse, distress and reconciliation becomes the status quo of their relationships, a pattern they both become dependent upon..eventually addicted to.