2016 college dating violence abuse poll
That abuse can take many forms, from sexual exploitation to physical violence to controlling intimidation to hurtful mind games, and it can start at age 11 or 12.
Peer educators (from left) Maritza Bostic, Kathleen Fletcher, Jay Connolly, Kristen Di Mercurio and Zack Reardon with the nonprofit Speak About It prepare for a performance at Williams College.
She was at ease listening to others, making them feel understood and working with them to find solutions.
As she got older, her girlfriends would come to her with stories of “boy troubles” that had some kind of abuse in them.
School-based prevention programs were found to be successful in having a significant impact on dating violence knowledge and attitudes and, unlike victimization experiences, changes in knowledge were sustained over time.
Relationship violence is a societal epidemic, affecting people of every age, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.
More than 1 in 3 women and more than 1 in 4 men in the US will be in a violent relationship in their lifetime.