Domestic abuse and violence are an epidemic of national scope, reaching across all segments of society, regardless of socio-economic, racial, gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, age, and other characteristics or lifestyle factors.
In addition to the impact these forms of abuse and violence have upon the private lives of members of the University community, they also affect the safety of campus and the quality of the work that students can perform when at risk of, or experiencing, physical and/or emotional abuse.
Only one in twenty-five adolescent victims seeks professional help.
Abusive relationships often involve a pattern of repeated verbal, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse that escalates the longer the relationship continues.
Some of the indicators of an abusive relationship are verbal abuse; isolation from friends and loved ones; fear of the partner’s temper; fear of abandonment by the partner; accepting the partner’s controlling behavior; fear of intimidation; the distortion of the partner’s hurtful behavior; assuming responsibility for the partner’s abusive behavior; feeling trapped; and fear of leaving the abusive partner.
When you become aware that student may be in an abusive relationship: Reporting Procedures Reporting threats to the campus and individual students, staff, or faculty, including apparent violations of this Domestic Abuse and Violence Policy, is important to the preservation of safety.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.Teen dating violence [187KB, 2Pages, 508] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional aggression within a dating relationship, including stalking.It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner.Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence.