It is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking.
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between current or former dating partner.
Young women ages 18-24 experience intimate partner violence at a rate almost twice the national average.
For more statistics, check out this fact sheet from Break the Cycle. Addressing early signs of abuse can prevent future violence.
Did you know that one in three adolescents experience some form of dating abuse before the age of 18?
Discover the warning signs, learn how to get help and make a game plan so that you can make a difference in your community!
One winter day during my junior year, I found out that he had cheated on me again. He became enraged as I walked away to my class but he didn't follow me. In that moment, I had two choices: I could either sit there and continue to be belittled in front of everyone because he wasn't going to leave, and nobody else was going to say or do anything, or I could walk out and be shamed anyway because I had given into his threats. As we walked down the hall, he spit in my face, pulled my necklace off my neck, threw it in the trashcan and he threw me up against the lockers. Mine is a story of emotional, psychological, and physical abuse.As teens begin to enter into relationships, it is more important than ever to talk to them about abuse.Dating violence is part of a pattern of behavior called dating abuse.(USDOJ) Dating violence is violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim is dating violence.The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors: As a community, the university has developed a code of standards and expectations that are consistent with its purpose as an educational institution.