As part of a campaign to educate peers about teen dating violence, the members of Youth ECHO are collaborating with Hook Productions, a youth video production program at the Red Hook Recreation Center, to produce a short video that will provide young people with information about how to identify unhealthy and abusive relationships.
The video will also provide useful strategies for how to support friends who are in abusive relationships. In surveys conducted by Youth ECHO members earlier in the year, friends and family members were identified as the main source of support sought by survivors of teen dating violence. However, most young people also indicated that they do not fully understand what teen dating violence is or how to support friends who are experiencing abuse from their partners.
The video is slated for release in early-June, and there will be a screening event (date/time TBD).