Dating Violence is any intentional sexual, physical or psychological attack on one partner by the other in a dating relationship.
This definition reflects the belief that all forms of abuse are harmful and need to be taken seriously. The wounds that emotional abuse leave, cut deep and can leave your self esteem in critical condition.
Let's work together to highlight the need to educate young people about relationships, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse.
A victim of dating violence may think he or she can fix the relationship or that it will get better over time, however the relationship can become trapped in the cycle of violence, and be difficult to break on your own.
Children that become victims of domestic violence are at risk for continuing the cycle of violence. Children need to know that the home is safe and not a place for violence.