Cute or Creepy? Watching for Red Flags on a First Date

STUDENT
Abra Bankendorf Vigna

COURSE
HDFS Relationship Education Practicum

INSTRUCTOR
Linda Roberts

MEDIUM
Video

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This video was created to stimulate conversation in a curriculum about healthy relationship skills. It features two teens out on a first date and each display some behaviors that are endearing and some that are concerning. This video is innovative in that the couple is same-sex and neither can easily be read as a perpetrator or a victim. The audience is invited to note both cute and creepy behaviors without identifying a "bad guy" and therefore open up conversation about common relationship behaviors that sometimes lead to control or violence in a non-stigmatizing manner.

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