On the anniversary of the murder he committed, Violence Interrupter Eddie Bocanegra meets teenager Vanessa Villabla, the sister of a recently murdered young man. Eddie begins to help Vanessa and her family through the grieving process, but the struggle for normalcy is a long road.


The following educational module, Eddie & Vanessa: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder of Victims of Violent Crimes is designed to help students understand that managing one's emotions in positive ways helps a person to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and diffuse conflict. Art can soothe the mind and body.

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