This public service announcement was created by teenagers involved in the Violence Intervention Project (VIP), a peer education co-project of the Worcester Youth Center (worcesteryouthcenter.org/) and the Center for Nonviolent Solutions (nonviolentsolutions.org). The students in VIP focused on educating peers about violence prevention, conflict transformation, peer mediation, healthy body image, and healthy friendships and relationships.

This PSA was developed by the students, together with the adult facilitators, to tell the true story of one brave young woman who survived teen dating violence, to send the message that love should not mean violence or control, to describe how healthy love is about sharing and equality, and to provide information on teen dating violence hotlines and websites.

We are grateful to videographer and editor Egbert Pinero.

One of the adult co-facilitators of the Violence Intervention Project was Sam Diener.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from teen dating violence, and/or for more information about creating safe, healthy relationships, please call 800-799-7233 or visit thehotline.org, breakthecycle.org, or loveisrespect.org. Neither the hotline or the teen dating violence websites listed in this paragraph were involved in the production of this PSA. We are grateful for all the work these organizations do to increase the peace and share the love.

This video is available for use for nonprofit purposes via a Creative Commons license, by attribution, non-commercial, share-alike, creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/.

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