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Dating Violence Mrs. Gennaro. What is Dating Violence? Physical Sexual Psychological/Emotional Violence – Within a dating relationship (as well as stalking.

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1 Dating Violence Mrs. Gennaro

2 What is Dating Violence? Physical Sexual Psychological/Emotional Violence – Within a dating relationship (as well as stalking How can it occur: – In person Electronically -such as repeated texting or posting sexual pictures of a partner online. May occur between a current or former dating partner

3 Ways it is described Relationship Abuse Intimate partner Violence Relationship Violence Dating Abuse Domestic Abuse Domestic Violence

4 Types of Violence PhysicalThis occurs when a partner is pinched, hit, shoved, or kicked. EmotionalThis means threatening a partner or harming his or her sense of self-worth. Examples include name calling, shaming, bullying, embarrassing on purpose, or keeping him/her away from friends and family. SexualThis is forcing a partner to engage in a sex act when he or she does not or cannot consent. StalkingThis refers to a pattern of harassing or threatening tactics used by a perpetrator that is both unwanted and causes fear in the victim.

5 Stats: A nationwide survey says 9.4 percent of high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend in the 12 month prior to the survey. About 1 in 5 women and nearly 1 in 7 men who ever experience rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner – First experienced some form of partner violence between years of age

6 Why does it happen? Communicating with your partner Managing uncomfortable emotions (anger and jealousy and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and non-violent Mixed Messages from: – Peers – Adults in their lives – Media

7 Violent relationships increase with: Believe it's okay to use threats or violence to get their way or to express frustration or anger. Use alcohol or drugs. Can't manage anger or frustration. Hang out with violent peers. Have multiple sexual partners. Have a friend involved in dating violence. Are depressed or anxious. Have learning difficulties and other problems at school. Don't have parental supervision and support. Witness violence at home or in the community. Have a history of aggressive behavior or bullying.

8 Cycle of Abuse Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime. Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling. These behaviors are often thought to be a normal part of a relationship. But these behaviors can lead to more serious violence like physical assault and rape.


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