Kitchen Table Conversations are lunch-and-learns lead by staff and industry leaders to discuss all topics related to domestic violence. We’ve recently launched this initiative and look forward to sharing content on this page quarterly. Sign up to be notified of when new conversations are happening and be sure to join us at the kitchen table.
Hollywood’s Greatest Love Stories or Greatest Red Flags
It’s no secret that our ideas about love and relationships are influenced by our consumption of entertainment and media. Stereotypes play out across all the stories we’re told and sometimes form toxic ideas around how love should be expressed: the hero, the rescued, the bad-boy turned good, the good-girl turned bad… So many of these Hollywood narratives are filled with more red flags than loving gestures. But have you trained your eyes and your heart to recognize which is which?
Watch the latest Kitchen Table Conversation with CAWC’s trauma-informed experts: Outreach Services Coordinator, Colleen Montgomery, and Training and Education Coordinator, Megan Rosado, and our special guest, HPOP Coordinator/Family Trauma Therapist, Alexandra Araujo Gonzalez, to discuss how the relationships we see in movies can impact how we approach relationships in real life. In this conversation, we specifically talked about how the “love stories” in Beauty and the Beast, Grease, and The Notebook may include red flags.
Click here to access a PDF version of the presentation with sources. Additionally, an overview of this topic can be found on our blog.
How the Language You Use Can Save Lives
- Historical perspectives of domestic violence
- Ways domestic violence shows up in our culture
- Talk about domestic violence to save lives
Presented by CAWC staff experts, Megan Rosado and Colleen Montgomery.
Click here to access a PDF version of the presentation with sources.
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