Physical Abuse: Hitting, slapping, shoving, grabbing, pinching, biting, hair pulling, etc are types of physical abuse.
While we define dating violence as a pattern, that doesn't mean the first instance of abuse is not dating violence.
It just recognizes that dating violence usually involves a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time.
Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.
This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.
Monthly sessions include training and peer support on topics including board development, sta management, nancial administration, best practices in services, and much more.
We define domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.
Economic Abuse: Is defined as making or attempting to make an individual financially dependent by maintaining total control over financial resources, withholding one's access to money, or forbidding one's attendance at school or employment.
Dating abuse is a controlling pattern of negative behaviors.
Sexual Abuse: Coercing or attempting to coerce any sexual contact or behavior without consent.
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.
You may find yourself cutting ties with friends to avoid arguments. The less people you see, the more influence the abuser can exercise over you. How do you know that you have a healthy relationship?