The Sexual Assault Component of the Consultation Center of the Connecticut Mental health Center offers workshops covering the areas of prevention, myths and biases regarding sexual assault, and stereotypes surrounding male-female relationships. For more information regarding these workshops which include films (described below), teachers may contact Dawn Evans at 789-7645.
Acquaintance Rape Prevention Films
(available through the Consultation Center)
The Party Game
. Kathy recently broke up with her boyfriend. She attends a party with friends and meets Mark who has crashed the party looking for girls. He tries to pick up Kathy. Each one is misunderstood by the other; she needs affirmation of her attractiveness and he wants easy sex. The result is a confrontation involving violence.
. Charlotte, 16, is going out with Raymond, 20. It is the end of their second date and Raymond has spent a lot of money. Now he wants sex in return and moves in to get it when he learns that Charlotte’s parents are not home. Charlotte misunderstands Raymond’s intentions and continues to live out a fantasy of the perfect evening. Raymond acts out his disappointment and humiliation by becoming violent.
Just One of the Boys
. Mike, who is sexually inexperienced, is invited to celebrate a football victory by going out with two teammates, Ed and Jake. He learns that Ed has been “setting-up” Josie, a girl with a bad reputation. Josie has a crush on Ed and thinks his sudden interest is genuine. Mike is presented with a moral dilemma when his friends insist that he participate in sexually attacking her.
End of the Road
. Jenny’s car breaks down on a lonely road, leaving her stranded. Dan who remembers her from summer school, happens by and stops to help. He is silently overjoyed at the chance to be with a woman who otherwise would never notice him. He offers to take her home and then tries to persuade her to spend more time with him. She says no, she’s late already, but maybe some other time. Feeling desperate, he stops at the side of the road and begins to force himself on her.