Tag: awareness

Teen Dating by the Numbers

Approximately 1 in 5 high school girls reports being abused by a boyfriend. – Silverman, J. G., Raj, A., Mucci, L. A., & Hathaway, J. E. (2001). Dating violence against adolescent girls and associated substance use, unhealthy weight control, sexual risk…

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What Is a Healthy Teen Dating Relationship?

A healthy relationship includes lots of moving parts.  Certain parts have to be there. Trust and clear communication Balanced power and respect for each other Time for yourself and time with friends and family without your partner If all of these…

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About Domestic and Relationship Violence

The Dynamics of Domestic Violence People often think of domestic violence only in terms of the black eyes and bruises that can be seen. In reality, domestic violence is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors that abusers use to…

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About Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault and Violence Sexual violence or assault is non-consensual conduct of a sexual nature. It encompasses a wide range of sexually violent acts that includes sexual harassment, voyeurism, exposure, sexual exploitation, sexual assault, rape, forcible sodomy, incest, child sexual…

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Stalking Behavior Patterns and Cycles

Stalking behavior patterns closely mirror those common in many domestic violence cases. The pattern is usually triggered when the stalker’s advances toward their victim is frustrated — regardless of whether the stalker is seeking to establish a personal relationship or…

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