Dating violence group activities
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When the students enter the classroom, give each person ten red sticker dots and ten green sticker dots (or one red and one green marker).
“They might find themselves isolated from friends and family, because the partner says ‘I care so much about you, I want to spend all our time together.’ And they won’t know if that’s perfectly innocent, or possibly not as innocent.”The games–about 20 have been submitted so far–communicate with teens on their level.
For example, one of this year’s winners is called “What Kind of Monster is Your Boyfriend?
Students are first introduced to the key concepts surrounding teen dating violence.
Each team is responsible for researching their topic, writing their own informational content, locating graphics and background images, and coding the material into HTML.
The Federal Interagency Working Group on Teen Dating Violence is comprised of 18 agencies representing the U. Departments of Health and Human Services, Justice, Education, and Defense.
Since its inception, the Workgroup has coordinated teen dating violence programming, policy, and research activities to combat violence from a public health perspective.
Consequently, those in the field have to rely on an framework to examine the problem of teen dating violence. or Option 2: Before the lesson, print out pages from Web sites included in the Web site list and distribute to the class as a homework reading assignment. Students should pay particular attention to information that surprised them or that they did not know.Grade Levels: 9-12 This activity would be most effective if delivered in one 60-minute session.
Prerequisites Before beginning this activity, watch the video listed below or preview the clips on the Web.
New Media Impact on Teen Dating Violence While dating violence can include physical, emotional, and psychological harm, a new theme is now emerging in the literature on dating violence with respect to psychological abuse using electronic technologies, including cell phones and social media, i.e. While most of the literature on the use of these technologies for interpersonal abuse among teens still focuses on peer abuse and bullying, attention is growing to their specific uses in dating-related emotional abuse.