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An Aboriginal Youth's Cry For Help
 
This powerful skit shows how hard it might be for a youth experiencing dating violence or abuse in a relationship to get help.

Although abuse can happen to both girls and boys, this skit is based on a young Aboriginal girl’s experience. She turns to many people, but they do not understand the abuse or know how to help her.

Eventually, the skit shows us how things could turn out differently if everybody recognized abuse and could suggest ways to end it. This skit was adapted from an educational play used by the New Brunswick Silent Witness Project called A Young Women’s Cry for Help.

It was reviewed, work-shopped and revised with the help of Aboriginal partners and youth. A special thanks to the staff of the Fredericton Native Friendship Center.

For the entire skit, you can download it for personal use in PDF format [131 k]: