By Chad Sniffen on April 13, 2010 · tagged as , , , , , ,

How GroundSpark supports the prevention of teen dating violence

Christy Chung

Christy Chung

(12 min) The Respect for All Project (RFAP) is a program of GroundSpark, a nonprofit film production company founded in 1978 that creates and distributes documentary films on issues of social and economic justice. This project is one of the models used for the California Department of Public Health‘s Teen Dating Violence Primary Prevention Project.

In this interview Christy Chung, Community Programs Manager at GroundSpark, talks about her work in helping underserved school communities take steps to build more safe and inclusive learning environments. RFAP engages these communities through films, workshops, community actions, and curriculum guides that are available on the GroundSpring website.

She also talks about Straightlaced and Let’s Get Real, two Groundspark films. Straightlaced unearths how popular pressures around gender and sexuality are confining American teens in candid interviews with more than 50 teens from diverse backgrounds. Let’s Get Real examines a variety of issues that lead to taunting and bullying, including racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, learning disabilities, religious differences, sexual harassment and others.


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Chad Keoni Sniffen has been the Information Technology, Training & Technical Assistance Specialist for the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault since September of 2006. He provides training and technical assistance on prevention-related topics to California's rape crisis centers and rape prevention programs. He also works on CALCASA's PreventConnect, the MyStrength Campaign, and other CALCASA projects. He is also responsible for maintaining and expanding CALCASA's technological infrastructure and capacity.

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