Emotional abuse can be difficult to
define, since there may be no physical
signs. It is clear that this
form of destructive behavior is based on
power and control, and many teens suffer
emotional abuse from their peers, family
and other trusted adults. It can
affect their self-esteem and greatly
impair psychological development and
social interaction, manifesting itself
in many ways. These can
include social withdrawal, severe
anxiety, fearfulness, depression,
physical complaints, substance abuse and
the inability to feel and express
emotions appropriately. Emotional
abuse can occur when parents or teens in
relationships constantly criticize and
threaten, resulting in damage to
self-esteem and feelings of self-worth.
In this program, Teens discuss their
experiences with emotional abuse, how
they recognize it, and the effect and
consequences it has now and may have
throughout their lives.
Interspersed with the Teen discussions
are valuable insights and guidance from
clinical psychologist Dr Deborah Cooper.
Learning objectives for this DVD
- What is emotional abuse?
- Types of emotional abuse
- What to do if you are being
- Why does emotional abuse happen?
- Behavioral indicators of emotional
- How do you know if you or someone
you love is being emotionally abused?
- Can emotional abuse lead to other
dangerous behaviors in teens?
- Where to turn to for help
Runtime: 20 mins