Segments in this Video

Emotional Abuse: Relationships (02:09)


Abuse can be introduced in subtle ways. Consider several questions that indicate you could be in an abusive relationship.

Emotional Abuse, What is It? (01:54)

Learn the components of emotional abuse; see an example. Emotional abuse can be hard to detect.

Emotional Abuse & Dating (01:10)

Many dating teens do not realize they are victims of emotional abuse. Learn signs of an abusive relationship.

Emotional Abuse, You are Not to Blame (00:55)

See an example of an abusive relationship. Teens offer insight and advice on abuse.

Emotional Abuse & Self-Esteem (01:44)

Emotional abuse lowers self-esteem and makes the victim feel unworthy of a better relationship. Teens give examples of abuse.

Verbal Abuse (01:33)

Hear examples of emotional abuse. Teens discuss the importance of affection.

Bullies & Emotional Abuse (01:36)

Bullying can have long-term effects. Hear examples of bullying.

Girls & Emotional Abuse (01:23)

An expert states that girls taunt other girls because they want power.

Emotional Abuse & Dangerous Behavior (00:59)

Hear examples of destructive behaviors. Teens discuss school shootings.

Emotional Abuse Online (00:52)

Do not accept bullying from someone online. Teens and experts offer advice.

Abuse & Denial (01:10)

Learn reasons parents may emotionally abuse their children; it is never the victim's fault. Teens offer advice to parents

Overcoming Emotional Abuse (01:09)

Find someone you trust who will listen. Teens offer advice for listening.

Credits: Real Life Teens: Emotional Abuse (00:30)

Credits: Real Life Teens: Emotional Abuse

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Many teens suffer emotional abuse from their peers, family and other trusted adults. Emotional abuse can be difficult to define as there may not be physical signs, however it is clear that this form of destructive behavior is based on power and control. Emotional abuse can affect a students self-esteem and greatly impair psychological development and social interaction. It can manifest itself in social withdrawal, severe anxiety, fearfulness, depression, physical complaints, substance abuse and the inability to feel and express emotions appropriately. Emotional abuse can occur when anger goes too far or when parents or teens in relationships constantly criticize and threaten resulting in damage to self-esteem and feelings of self-worth. In this program, Teens discuss their experiences with emotional abuse, how they recognize it and the effect and consequences it has now and can have on teens throughout their lives. Interspersed with the Teen discussions are valuable insights and guidance from clinical psychologist Dr Deborah Cooper. Dr Deborah Cooper is internationally known and a highly respected expert on relationships and personal growth. Dr. Cooper is a State License Marriage Family Child Counselor (MFCC) and holds a State Teaching Credential - Psychology and Hypnosis.

Length: 18 minutes

Item#: BVL93746

Copyright date: ©2009

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