Love Struck: Dating Abuse Up Close

OutrageUs.org invites you to view their new mini-documentary, Love Struck: Dating Abuse Up Close.  Love Stuck features the powerful narratives of three courageous survivors of dating abuse as they discuss their experiences, warning signs and the impact of dating abuse and stalking on their lives.  A friend of one of the survivors and a detective who worked with another survivor in her efforts to achieve safety are also interviewed in this 17 minutes video.

Love Struck can be streamed free-of-charge on this website. Please contact us if you are interested in obtaining a DVD or MP4 version of the video.

A helpful discussion guide for Love Struck: Dating Abuse Up Close (Download the PDF)

Love Struck: Dating Abuse Up Close was supported by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.

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What is Stalking?

This powerful short film (3:25 min.) summarizes the intense, insidious and threatening nature of intimate partner stalking by showing keys words on the screen while real stalking survivors give voice to their experiences in the background.  OutrageUs.org produced this training and awareness video in collaboration with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History (http://libraries.uky.edu/nunncenter). More videos on domestic violence, dating abuse, stalking and survivors can be found at http://www.outrageus.org.

Discussion Guides for Videos

OutrageUs has created several discussion guides that can be used to accompany our videos in support groups and educational forums. Click on the links below to download the free guides (PDF’s).

  1. Love Struck: Dating Abuse Up Close (17:28 minutes) (Discussion Guide – LoveStruck)
  2. The Impact of Partner Stalking (5:01 minutes) and Stalking Can Happen to Anyone (8:08 minutes) (Discussion Guide – Impact of Stalking & Stalking Can Happen to Anyone)
  3. Tools for Fighting Back (4:11 minutes) (Discussion Guide – Tools for Fighting Back)

UK Professor Helps Develop Online Assessment for Stalking Victims

From UK NOW

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 10, 2015) — TK Logan, professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Behavioral Science and the Center on Drug & Alcohol Research, and a team of researchers recently launched an online assessment for victims of stalking and harassment.

“Kentucky has the highest rate of stalking in the nation: one in four women in Kentucky will be stalked compared to one in six nationally,” Logan said. “To help address this issue, we have translated 20 years of research into a tool for use by a variety of audiences. We are proud that something like this came from research in Kentucky where we need to do something about the prevalent issue of stalking to protect victims, children, and communities.”

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Partner Stalking Is…

Three survivors of stalking and the surviving sister of stalking victim Peggy Klinke describe the tactics used by stalkers to instill fear in their victims.  OutrageUs.org produced this 5-minute training and awareness video in collaboration with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History (http://libraries.uky.edu/nunncenter).

The Stalking Project: Why this project?

This short film (8 min.) highlights the dangerousness of stalking and questions why stalking statutes are often not adequately enforced by the criminal justice system. It features a judge, a police officer and a stalking survivor, who emphasize that an ineffective response to stalking endangers victims and empowers stalkers. The video includes actual footage from court hearings. OutrageUs.org produced this training and awareness video in collaboration with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History (http://libraries.uky.edu/nunncenter). More videos on domestic violence, dating abuse, stalking and survivors can be found at http://www.outrageus.org.

Stalking: Tools for Fighting Back

Three police officers and a victim advocate give a brief overview of how to build a stalking case in this short film. They discuss ideas for documenting stalking, collecting evidence and identifying witnesses. OutrageUs.org produced this 4-minute training and awareness video in collaboration with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History (http://libraries.uky.edu/nunncenter). A discussion guide to accompany this training and awareness video, and more videos on domestic violence, dating abuse, stalking and survivors can be found here (Discussion Guide – Tools for Fighting Back).

The Impact of Stalking on Victims

Survivors of stalking and the surviving sister of Peggy Klinke describe how stalking changed and impacted every area of their lives, and the challenges of healing from the psychological aftermath of stalking. OutrageUs.org produced this 5-minute training and awareness video in collaboration with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History (http://libraries.uky.edu/nunncenter). A discussion guide for this video can be found here (Discussion Guide – Impact of Stalking & Stalking Can Happen to Anyone)

Who Are Stalkers?

This short mini-documentary (2 ½ minutes) provides an overview on who stalkers are, how they operate and how they rationalize their behavior.  OutrageUs.org produced this training and awareness video, featuring the voices of stalking survivors and criminal justice professionals, in collaboration with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History (http://libraries.uky.edu/nunncenter). More videos on domestic violence, dating abuse, stalking and survivors can be found at http://www.outrageus.org.

Stalking Can Happen to Anyone

Three survivors of stalking, dating abuse, sexual assault and intimate partner violence describe the insidious nature and progression of coercive control and abuse in their relationships, and the challenges they encountered as they tried to survive and break free from their abusive partners.  Debbie Riddle speaks on behalf of her sister, Peggy Klinke, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend/stalker.  This 8-minute video, produced by OutrageUs.org in collaboration with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History (http://libraries.uky.edu/nunncenter), ends with hope as one of the survivors recounts how she healed and moved on with her life. More videos on domestic violence, dating abuse, stalking and survivors can be found at http://www.outrageus.org. A discussion guide for this video can be found here (Discussion Guide – Impact of Stalking & Stalking Can Happen to Anyone)