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Understanding Domestic & Dating Violence2020-04-07T15:48:44+00:00

Relationship abuse, or dating and domestic violence/abuse, is characterized by behaviors used by a person to gain and maintain power and control over their partner. Because relationships exist on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive. Warning signs, or red flags, can indicate that a relationship is going in the wrong direction.

Abuse can take many forms, but it is important to remember that each type of abuse is serious and no one deserves to experience abuse in any kind.

Dating & Domestic Violence Articles

Providing Support to a Vulnerable Population

Many of us may have a loved one in our lives who is transgender - even if we don’t know it. Transgender people are often misunderstood and treated poorly. Up to date statewide and national data is lacking, but the most recent documentation shows that a disproportionate number of vulnerable trans female youth are exploited, trafficked, abused, and [...]

Coping With an Abusive Relationship

Being in an abusive relationship can have a significant impact on various parts of your life such as mental health, safety, relationships with others, and more. You may struggle with understanding your partners behaviors, especially when they treat you with love and kindness one day then anger and violence the next. Many people hope that things will get [...]

Is Your Relationship Headed for Trouble? – Recognizing Red and Yellow Flags

A new relationship can bring intense feelings of romance, excitement, and hope for the future. Signs that your partner is potentially abusive can be undetectable in these early stages. Abuse may appear weeks or months later.  Understanding boundaries is important in having a healthy relationship. It is also important to ask yourself if the attention you are receiving [...]

Five Things We Can All Do Today to Prevent Dating Violence

February is Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness about the impacts of dating abuse and encourage communities to support teens and young adults in seeking healthy relationships. Though these conversations are important to have year-round, February gives us the opportunity to shine a light on dating abuse and inspire conversations about healthy relationships in [...]

Download Our February Take Action! Toolkit

February is Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness about the impacts of dating abuse and encourage communities to support teens and young adults in seeking healthy relationships. Though these conversations are important to have year-round, February gives us the opportunity to shine a light on dating abuse and inspire conversations about healthy relationships in order [...]

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