This educational video graphically illustrates the signs of relationship abuse, examining such issues as self-esteem, control, manipulation, intimidation, verbal abuse, violence, stalking and rape. The program features an engaging open-forum discussion in which 10 diverse young adults share their own experiences with emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Experts in psychology and social work describe concrete warning signs of abuse, identifying the ways in which abuse affects the parties involved, and offering advice on getting out of abusive situations and getting help. A host provides additional factual information where necessary, and leads viewers through the program as well as the forum. Watching this program helps young people learn how secrecy and denial can perpetuate abusive situations. Viewers learn the importance of telling and getting help immediately. This is a very moving, informative program that all young people should see.
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