The abuser intentionally behaves in ways that cause fear, degradation and humiliation to control the other person.Forms of abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional and psychological.Violence and abuse can cause terrible physical and emotional pain. Dating violence is a pattern of assaultive and controlling behaviors that one person uses against another in order to gain or maintain power and control in the relationship.Boys who have faced dating violence are nearly four times as likely to have been bullied online; girls are more than twice as likely.Boys and girls who have been victims of dating violence are more likely to get into fights, carry a weapon, use alcohol, use marijuana or cocaine and have sex with multiple partners the study says.
What’s more, many victims of domestic violence report having been first abused between the ages of 11 and 17.The following is a list of common controlling behaviors: Isolation: Trying to cut off the victim's relationship with family and friends; using jealousy to justify behavior.Emotional: Humiliating the victim in front of friends or making the victim feel guilty when she confronts the abuser about the abuse.Teens who have experienced dating violence are at much higher risk for a variety of serious problems.For example, they're more than twice as likely as others to consider suicide.
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Project history: In October 2014, a review team was assembled to insure campus readiness to reports of dating and domestic violence.