Dating violence is the use of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal force by one dating partner towards the other. Abuse can cause injury and even death but it doesn’t have to be physical. It can take many different forms including threats, constant text messaging or instant messaging, insults, isolation from family and friends, sexual abuse, name-calling, emotional abuse and controlling a partner’s behavior and appearance.
DID YOU KNOW?
- 1 in 3 teens experiences dating violence.
- Adolescent girls in abusive relationships are approximately 5 times more likely to become pregnant than girls in non-abusive relationships.
- Most victims murdered by their significant other over the last ten years in Georgia began their relationship with their abuser while between the ages of 13 and 24.
To learn more about Teen Dating Violence, select one of the links on the right or contact:
Coordinator of Dating Violence Prevention