Lights4Violence is an evidence informed approach to reducing teenage dating violence. Research and evaluation are key to effective interventions. Karen De Claire has travelled to the Western Society of Criminology Conference in Hawaii, to talk about the L4V project as part of a symposium considering innovative approaches to reducing violence. This created even more international interest in the project and attracted attention from an Australian University keen to consider a similar approach to dating violence.
In Wales, students at Bro Edern School have developed their scripts and have started filming their video capsules. The next stage will be to edit and produce the films before sharing as part of the film festival celebration at the end of the project.
Some Italian students are deciding the plot for the short film, the order of assembly of the video capsules and the type of audiovisual resources needed to establish the plot line (voice over, labels, music, etc.). In the meanwhile, other students are still filming their history.
And here you are... the UA team!
Last week, they recorded interviews on the Lights4Violence Project, which is the program that supports the program "Filming Together to See Ourselves in a New Present". The videos explained what the project is and some of the experiences we’ve had so far. This content will help to document the “making of” the project!
The Spanish team is advancing with the baseline analysis whose results will be submitted to the Congress of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology that will held with the Portuguese Association of Epidemiology, in Oviedo, Spain.
In Poland, stereotypes and erroneous beliefs were the main topics for researchers and working groups. During training activities with teachers, indeed, such prejudices have been arousing as the most controversy among young people and, hence, require teachers to pay special attention and interpersonal communication skills in working with the group.
With a great team of professional videomaker, Italian students keep facing the challenge of writing their own stories to be converted in videocapsules. Gelosy is the most frequent problem appearing in teens' intimate relationships but trust and dialogue are the most useful assets to solve troubles!
Italian students approach the creation of videocapsules. They identify and enact the idea, the 5Ws and the plot of stories they rewrote during the training activities in order to positively handling conflicts in intimate relationships! Stay tuned, funny plots are coming soon...