Over the past decade or so there has been a shift in the definitions used to describe intimate partner violence.
Students often have difficulty recognizing verbal and emotional abuse, or do not have enough experience in relationships to know that the abusive behavior is not normal or healthy.College students may feel trapped by the social networks and closed environment of many campuses.Dating abuse is a huge problem, not only because it's prevalent among teens but only 40% of victims reach out for help (only 21% of perpetrators ask for help).While it may seem like the obvious choice, many people have trouble leaving a dating relationship, even if it is abusive. Some of the reasons teens stay in abusive dating relationships include: As with any violent relationship, teenage dating abuse must be stopped.Many organizations use the terms partner violence, dating violence, or domestic violence.
The Center for Injury Prevention and Control, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), uses the term Intimate Partner Violence to encompass dating and domestic violence.Money Keys to car, house, work Extra clothes Medicine Important papers for you and your children Birth certificates Social security cards School and medical records Bankbooks, credit cards Driver’s license Car registration Welfare identification Passports, green cards, work permits Lease/rental agreement Mortgage payment book, unpaid bills Insurance papers PPO, divorce papers, custody orders Address book Pictures, jewelry, things that mean a lot to you Items for your children (toys, blankets, etc.) WARNING: Abusers try to control their victim’s lives. Teenagers often experience violence in dating relationships.When abusers feel a loss of control – like when victims try to leave them – the abuse often gets worse. Statistics show that one in three teenagers has experienced violence in a dating relationship.In dating violence, one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse.Dating violence crosses all racial, economic and social lines.Sexual abuse includes, but is certainly not limited to, marital rape, attacks on sexual parts of the body, forcing sex after physical violence has occurred, or treating one in a sexually demeaning manner.