Any kind of abuse can escalate and it is not acceptable.
Learn the Early Warning Signs of Dating Abuse on the DASH website.
In July 16-year-old Tremaine Poe was allegedly stabbed to death by his girlfriend after an argument about his dating other girls.
The two teens were new parents of a three-week-old son.
It can occur in any type of relationship, regardless of a person's sexual orientation, age or gender and both males and females can experience dating violence.
The use of technology in dating violence is very common and can be a component of any type of dating violence.
It is abuse when there is one person in a dating relationship who does not consent, or is too young to consent (Department of Justice).
She may be a “diva” demanding that you spend time only with her.
No physical injury needs to occur for something to be considered harassment. Experiencing violence in relationships during the teenage years can also lead to experiences of further violence in their adult life; some reports suggest that teenaged victims may be up to 3 times more likely to be victimized in their adult lives.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been a well examined and documented phenomenon in adults; however, there has not been nearly as much study on violence in adolescent dating relationships, and it is therefore not as well understood.
She may scratch, hit or slap you when she’s mad or play mind games.
Because a girl may not harm you physically doesn’t mean that the abuse should be accepted by you.