Dating violence in america

07 Nov

The victim was a 19-year-old Native American woman.

She had come to court requesting her protection order be dismissed.

The study defines teen dating violence as physical, sexual or psychological/emotional violence within a dating relationship.

Often this behavior is a form of verbal or emotional abuse perpetrated through technology.

Sexual assault in a relationship rarely exists in a vacuum.

It often occurs alongside other forms of abusive behavior.

Physical Abuse Any intentional use of physical force with the intent to cause fear or injury, like hitting, shoving, biting, strangling, kicking or using a weapon.

Sexual Abuse Any action that impacts a person’s ability to control their sexual activity or the circumstances in which sexual activity occurs, including restricting access to birth control or condoms.