Sext, Lies and Videotape: Malicious Intent
Presented by Michael Grogan, PhD, LCSW
After a series of young teenage girls visited the Jeanette Prandi Children’s Center reporting that they were raped by a person they met on their social networking site, Dr. Grogan realized that the magic of technology created new challenges for teenagers. In response to hearing about those girls’ experiences, and with the help of a colleague at the district attorney’s office, Dr. Grogan wrote a script for a film dealing with the phenomenon of “sexting” and rape. The film, “Irreversible Consequences,” was produced and has now been seen by over 5,000 Marin middle and high school students.
With the success of this first film, Dr. Grogan wrote a second script based on the true story of a young teenage girl who was cyber- bullied to the point that she attempted to kill herself. This film, “Malicious Intent,” was recently produced and will be shown at the April meeting of Marin CAMFT. Dr. Grogan will also bring a high school student to give participants insight into how this issue is affecting young people today.
Dr. Michael Grogan is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He is currently the Director of the Jeanette Prandi Children’s Center, a multi-disciplinary interview center where children are interviewed if there is an allegation of abuse. The Center opened in April of 2000 and since that time almost 800 children have been interviewed. Prior to his work at the JPCC, Dr. Grogan was the Clinical Director of the Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program through Family Service Agency of Marin. Dr. Grogan also maintains a small private practice in San Rafael.
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