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Quandary - Domestic Violence
A woman has been beaten by her husband. Should neighbours, friends or police intervene? Should the woman leave and break up the family? If so, where can she go and how will she live? This one-hour TV show style program features psychologist Peter Quarry.
Domestic Violence - Trigger Tapes
Three drama segments from the Quandary Domestic Violence TV show provide excellent scenarios for discussion.
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One Hit Leads to Another
The combination of detailed descriptions by abused women and great dramatizations helps both male and female viewers to understand the realities of spousal abuse, what motivates this kind of activity, and reveals the myths that surround it. Low self-esteem, rather than straight anger, is the central causal issue and the…
Ending the Cycle of Violence - From Murder to Forgiveness
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Power and Control - Domestic Violence in America
Kim, a Duluth, MN mother of three, is at the center of this compelling and authoritative exploration of gender violence in America. As Kim and her fragile daughters take up residence in a domestic violence shelter, we follow the harrowing struggles in a single-parenting survivor's quest to find work, housing…
Private Violence - Domestic Violence Survivors
This Emmy-nominated documentary explores a simple but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the U.S., at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners. Through the eyes of two survivors--Deanna Walters,…
Domestic Violence and Health Care - Best Practices in Action
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Finding Face - Breaking the Silence of Domestic Abuse
Finding Face details the controversial case of Tat Marina, who was attacked with acid in Cambodia in 1999. At 16, Marina was a rising star in Phnom Penh's karaoke music scene. She was coerced into an abusive relationship with Cambodia's Undersecretary of State, Svay Sitha, and subsequently attacked with acid.…
Time to Change
This dramatic sequel to ONE HIT LEADS TO ANOTHER is about treatment options for abusive men. This highly recommended program combines explanations from counselors with dramatic vignettes to clarify elemental self-esteem questions at the root of family violence. It also shows how violent parental behavior is often inherited by children,…
The Killing Screens - Media & the Culture of Violence
Addressing specifically the question of violence and the media, The Killing Screens urges us to think about the effects of the media in new and complex ways. In contrast to the relatively simplistic behaviourist model that media violence causes real-world violence, Gerbner encourages us to think about the psychological, political,…