Dating/relationship violence is a pattern of coercive and abusive tactics employed by one partner in a relationship to gain power and control over the other partner.
It can take many forms, including physical violence, coercion, threats, intimidation, isolation, and emotional, sexual or economic abuse.
Dating abuse or dating violence is defined as the perpetration or threat of an act of violence by at least one member of an unmarried couple on the other member within the context of dating or courtship.
It is also when one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse/violence.
Every student, parent and teacher needs to be aware of the prevalence of teen dating violence in the US.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in eleven adolescents is a victim of physical dating violence.
Intimate partner violence is violence by a spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner.
Dating or domestic abuse occurs when one partner uses different types of abusive behavior to gain POWER and CONTROL over the other partner.