A film project underway in Kentucky seeks to help high school students learn more about prevention strategies and healthy coping skills to deal with bullying, substance abuse, and teen suicide.
It’s a partnership involving a state agency, prevention centers, a media group, and a non-profit offering services for victims of sexual assault, abuse, and incest.
Filming for an original 12-episode video series began in late May at various locations around Breathitt County. The video series called “The Pact” examines the complex friendships between the series’ main characters. It models positive behaviors, coping mechanisms, and strategies to overcome a variety of issues often faced by teens.
Behavioral health experts said evidence indicates a strong need for social and emotional interventions for young people. Filming is occurring this summer. The final project with curriculums is scheduled to be released next spring.
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