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DV Prevention is about Choices
Domestic violence behaviors often involve the dynamics of power, coercion and control. Self awareness of those dynamics can help influence, instruct and potentially reduce those behaviors.
Choices > Interactive is our 30-second interactive snippet-series that portrays potential DV situations with a unique feature called "branching". Branching offers the viewer the choice to follow their own path based on the options (behaviors) offered to them. When the choice is made the snippet plays out accordingly.
Relatable and engaging, these teachable snippets appear in the social media feeds of the target audience. Currently, we are creating content targeting the demographics of high-incidence DV profiles including: Spousal and Intimate Partner, Adult, Youth, Teen Dating and Cultural Backgrounds.
Not surprisingly, this effort requires producers, directors, writers, casting, IT infrastructure, social media buyers, pre-and-post analytics, and much more! If you are able to help with some of the heavy-lifting, please consider making a donation below.
Power, coercion and control are the building blocks of abusive behaviors, but can controlling behavior be caused by jealousy, or is it a bit more complicated?
An interesting paper published in the US National Library of Medicine* reveals that the real culprit behind jealousy is actually distrust.
It describes the dynamics of jealousy as varying degrees of low self-esteem and insecurity, each associated with varying degrees of distrust. Relative to intimate partner relationships, jealousy is often caused by the perception of a romantic attraction to a potential rival. The longer low self-esteem and insecure emotions remain unaddressed, the greater the likelihood of jealous behavior.
Enhanced by today's digital world, distrustful behavior can be magnified by suspicious perceptions of what may be happening privately on an intimate partner’s personal device. Snooping through emails, text messages and social media are all typical symptoms of distrust and can easily cause an escalation of jealous behaviors that ultimately result in physical or non-physical violence or abuse.
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