Dating and relationship violence

People of all ages date and abuse can happen at any age.

(Safe House Center Basic Training Manual, sections C2-C8, Revised August 22, 2007).

Dating violence is always wrong, and you can get help.

Dating violence includes: Dating violence often starts with emotional abuse.

It would include stalking, dating violence, sexual violence, or domestic violence.” The University of Kansas definition closely mirrors the definition of the Center for Injury Prevention and Control and is meant to be all-inclusive.

Learn more about the warning signs of abuse and the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Dating violence can cause serious harm to your body and your emotions. Return to top In the United States, teens and young women experience the highest rates of relationship violence.

You may think that behaviors like calling you names or insisting on seeing you all the time are a "normal" part of relationships.

But they can lead to more serious kinds of abuse, like hitting, stalking, or preventing you from using birth control.