It is also when one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse/violence.
This abuse/violence can take a number of forms: sexual assault, sexual harassment, threats, physical violence, verbal, mental, or emotional abuse, social sabotage, and stalking.
The DVCC has two residences that provide temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children.
Our goals are, first, to ensure the safety of residents and, second, to help equip them for an independent and self-reliant existence after they leave the Safe House.
Dating violence includes: Dating violence often starts with emotional abuse.
You may think that behaviors like calling you names or insisting on seeing you all the time are a "normal" part of relationships.
Read more Domestic violence affects each and every person living in an abusive home, and is especially detrimental to children.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
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.
Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control.