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NCJ Number: 161968 Find in a Library
Title: What's Love Got To Do With It? An Interactive Computer Program About How To Tell If You Are Being Abused in a Relationship
Author(s): V Robinson; P Woodhouse
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Red Cross Soc
Ottawa, ON K1G4J5, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 1-55104-122-7
Sale Source: Canadian Red Cross Soc
1800 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, ON K1G4J5,
Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: An interactive computer program accompanied by a student workbook are designed to help Canadian students understand and avoid dating violence.
Abstract: One objective of the program is to help students understand what constitutes dating and healthy relationships. It also facilitates students' defining and understanding the various types of maltreatment and guides them in how to seek available community and government resources when dating violence occurs. Other topics discussed in the workbook and the interactive computer instruction are Canadian laws related to dating violence, as well as consent, protection, and reporting procedures. Guidelines for the use of the computer program include the hardware needed for Macintosh computers and for IBM compatible computers. The computer program and the workbook include questions designed to help students identify the nature of abuse in a dating relationship and be aware of some warning signs of the potential for an abusive and controlling relationship. Other topics examined in the program are the prevalence and patterns of physical violence in a dating relationship, how a person acts out anger, ways to prevent date rape, and the criminal nature of dating violence. Also included are a "Dating Violence Legal Quiz," which helps students define when dating violence breaks Canadian law; 20 conversation starters for healthier relationships; how to rate a dating relationship; and communicating with parents about a dating relationship. An 8-item bibliography
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Acquaintance rape; Computer aided instruction; Dating Violence; Foreign crime prevention; School delinquency programs
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