’ isn’t so straightforward—and that’s what can make it difficult to spot.” The warning signs for dating violence can be similar to warning signs for sexual assault and abuse.
With dating violence, early warning signs often begin with behaviors that are not physically violent.
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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, but dating violence can happen across all age groups.
The way dating violence is often portrayed in the media suggests acts of physical and sexual violence.
Dating violence can be a single act or a pattern of troubling behavior in relationships.
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Experimental Evaluation of Gender Violence/Harassment Prevention Programs in Middle Schools.
It's important to realize that an abusive boyfriend or girlfriend can use physical or emotional attacks and that emotional abuse can be as serious as physical abuse.
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