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What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.
Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological action or any threats of action that influence another person. This includes any behavior that frightens, intimidates, terrorizes, manipulates, hurts, humiliates, blames, injures or wounds someone.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together, or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
You may be in an emotionally abusive relationship if your partner:
You may be in a physically abusive relationship if your partner has ever:
You may be in a sexually abusive relationship if your partner:
If any of these things happen to you, you may be in an abusive relationship.
Why do people stay with their abusers?
Part of a display in memory of those who have died due to domestic violence.
What isTeen Dating Violence? Teen dating violence is influenced by how teenagers look at themselves and others. Young women may believe: Teenagers can choose better relationships when they learn to identify the early Common clues that indicate a teenager may be experiencing dating violence
Teenagers often experience violence in dating relationships. Statistics show that one in three
teenagers has experienced violence in a dating relationship. In dating violence, one partner
tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse. Dating violence crosses all
racial, economic and social lines. Most victims are young women who may end up in danger
of serious injury. Young women need a dating safety plan.
Teen dating violence often is hidden because teenagers typically:
Young men may believe:
warning signs of an abusive relationship, understand that they have choices, and believe
they are valuable people who deserve to be treated with respect.
Early warning signs that your date may eventually become abusive:
Teen dating violence is influenced by how teenagers look at themselves and others.
Young women may believe:
Teenagers can choose better relationships when they learn to identify the early
Common clues that indicate a teenager may be experiencing dating violence