Dating violence abuse video
The comprehensive approach will build upon current evidence-based practice and experience to reduce the burden of teen dating violence.
Dating Matters supports efforts to implement prevention strategies in schools, with families, and in neighborhoods.
Dating abuse is a pattern of abusive behaviors -- usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time -- used to exert power and control over a dating partner.
But these behaviors can lead to more serious violence like physical assault and rape.
These behaviors include psychological, social, and emotional abuse, as well as physical and sexual violence.
Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling.
These behaviors are often thought to be a “normal” part of a relationship.
It does not discriminate and can happen to anyone in any relationship, whether it’s one that is casual and short-term or serious and monogamous.