Meet the Experts

Boyfriends is a documentary about the lives of five unique teenagers. A panel of experts have helped shape discussion topics and offered academic insight into many of the issues faced by the girls in the movie. Click on their pictures for more information.

Karen Conterio

Karen Conterio

Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D.

Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D.

Dr. Susan Sugerman

Dr. Susan Sugerman

 
Lori Vann, MA, LPC-Supervisor

Lori Vann, MA, LPC-Supervisor

Norma Westurn, MA, LPC

Norma Westurn, MA, LPC

Allison Whitehead

Allison Whitehead, LBSW

 
Dr. Luis Zayas

Dr. Luis Zayas

 

Watch Boyfriends

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Connect With Us

Boyfriendsweb.com is a comprehensive source for teens and their parents, teachers and friends. The site contains tips, advice from experts, and informative articles on healthy relationships and a healthy you.

“Boyfriends should be required viewing in every high school in America. The stories--told by young people themselves--are educational, sobering, and pack a powerful punch.”

– Bill Albert, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

“Producer Sujata Dand approaches her participants with artful openness and without judgment--each has her story to tell; each has learned lessons from which we can all benefit.”

– Dr. Susan Sugerman, MD, MPH, Girls to Women Health and Wellness.

The project is funded in part by the Harold Simmons Foundation and other generous donors from our community.