Family Violence: Private Business, Public Price DVD

AIMS Multimedia

SKU: DC871194
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 29
Copyright: 1995

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Interviews with victims, therapists, and law enforcement officials effectively illustrate the many faces of domestic violence. Victims discuss episodes of abuse, while medical professionals reveal ways batterers control their partners, and the wide range of abusive behaviors. Law enforcement officials explain responses to 911 calls, and the help they can offer domestic violence victims. Topics covered include: a profile of potential victims and abusers, the typical pattern of abuse, reasons individuals stay in abusive relationships, obstacles that can impede both victims and abusers from seeking help, and the Protection from Abuse Act which provides an alternative to arrest and criminal prosecution. Actual 911 calls are interspersed with the accounts of abuse. In one particularly moving segment, a woman relates the story of her sister’s abuse; she was notified of her sister’s death by her young nephew, who witnessed his mother’s murder by his father. Riveting media support for Health and Guidance, and Life Skills units on domestic violence/family violence and youth-at-risk issues. May also correlate as ancillary support for lessons on children of alcoholics, children of divorce, safety and injury prevention, dating violence, and violence prevention.