Help Stop Dating and Domestic Violence


Know the facts about dating violence:

  • Shows abusive, controlling or aggressive behavior.
  • Displays verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse.
  • Monitors your activities and demands to know your whereabouts.
  • Shows extreme jealousy and tries to control your relationships with others.
  • Belittles you when alone or in front of others.
  • Controls you by making decisions for you.
  • Physically threatens or hurts you.
  • Displays disrespect.


Controlling Behaviors

  • Not letting you spend time with friends
  • Often checking up on where you are, who you are with, and what you are doing
  • Telling you what to wear             
  • Needing to be with you all the time
  • Checking you phone, email, etc.

Verbal or Emotional Abuse     

  • Calling you names
  • Threatening to hurt you, a family member, a friend, or him/ herself if you don’t do what he or she wants
  • Jealousy
  • Puts you down

 Physical Abuse

  • Shoving/slapping/pinching
  • Kicking/pulling hair
  • Strangling

Get help now if you or someone you know is a victim of dating violence.

Tips for Ending an Abusive Dating Relationship

  • Create a safety plan such as where to go if you are in danger
  • Keep your cell phone handy
  • Create a code with people you trust
  • Avoid walking or riding alone
  • May need to change your class schedule or living arrangements