Learn more: org/embody DESCRIPTION At the root of all abuse is the fact that someone else knows.One out of every three adolescents in the United States is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner.The session introduces students to the story of Robert and Vanessa, a couple in an abusive relationship.

Content includes basic information about dating abuse in addition to legal definitions, rights and responsibilities under the law and information about accessing the civil and criminal justice systems to protect yourself.

The curriculum includes three modules, each of which is sub-divided into distinct, easily presentable units.

Alternative Settings has been used successfully in classroom and after-school settings as well as in alternative settings such as juvenile detention facilities.

The program is designed to be easily used by educators, law enforcement, medical professionals, domestic violence advocates and youth service providers. incorporates video segments, interactive classroom activities, discussion prompts, animation and opportunities for role plays or extended research projects.

Depending on your age group, you may want to modify the program to be as relevant and appropriate for your audience as possible.

Ending Violence comes with a guide that will help you map out how to adapt the program for the grades you teach.

This is clearly controlling behavior, but some teens accept it as a normal part of dating.

Three years ago, a story broke in the entertainment world that put a face on teen dating violence -- hip hop star Chris Brown, 18, was charged with assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, 19.

As both the mother of a teenage daughter and the leader of an organization committed to helping end violence against women, I'm happy this issue is finally getting the attention it deserves.

While we've become increasingly aware of intimate partner violence among adults in recent years, the same attention hasn't been given to adolescents.

The DVD also offers a self-guided mode for students to use on their own or supervised.