It always made Crompton-Tetter’s success at There are many parallels to be drawn between abusive teen relationships and abusive adult relationships.
The difference for teens is that not only do they face enormous social pressure to have a boyfriend in order to achieve status among peers, but they are also inexperienced when it comes to romantic relationships.
“As those of us working in education know all too well, teenagers are still developing emotionally—they are impulsive, rebellious, and often belligerent or uncommunicative with their parents,” she said.
“Though teen girls may be resourceful, smart, and capable, they simply are not equipped to identify and break the bonds of damaging relationships without help and guidance.” When Crompton-Tetter speaks to teens, she brings Jenny to life for them.
don’t lecture or go into theories or statistics,” says Victoria Crompton-Tetter (MA ‘95).
“When I speak to professionals, parents, and teens, I give a brief description of Jenny’s story and the resulting journey it sent me on.
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Eight years after Jenny’s death the process of forgiveness started for Crompton-Tetter on the Oprah Winfrey Show, where, by satellite, she confronted her daughter’s killer for the first time.
As Levine looked into the accusations, she discovered that Puzder had moved to seal his divorce records the day after his nomination.
In the midst of writing on the records, a lawyer told her that Fierstein had once detailed her abuse on the show.
Finding the episode wouldn’t be easy, however — not only had Fierstein appeared on the show in disguise, but the Oprah Winfrey Network refused to release old episodes or even answer Levine’s questions about when the episode might have aired.
In part thanks to comments made by Fierstein herself in a letter written to the Senate, Levine managed to narrow down the time frame to just two possible years.