Dating Violence

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Warning Signs of Dating Violence

Dating abuse can surface in many ways: emotional, verbal, psychological, sexual and physical. Here are some warning signs to look for:

Emotional/Verbal/Psychological

  • yells frequently
  • steals money from partner
  • blames partner for own faults
  • name calling
  • constantly accuses partner of flirting or having sex with others
  • publicly humiliates partner
  • destroys treasured possessions
  • labels partner as "stupid" or "crazy"
  • threatens to harm loved ones or pets
  • locks partner out of house or apartment

Physical

  • scratches, chokes, pulls hair
  • cuts with knife
  • kicks partner in stomach when pregnant
  • holds parner's arm so tight it bruised
  • hits partner's head against wall
  • slaps or punches partner
  • forces partner out of car

Sexual

  • calls partner sexual names
  • wants sex after hitting
  • forces or coerces partner to have sex
  • forces partner to perform unwanted sex acts
  • bites or pinches during sex
  • threatens to sleep with someone else
  • forces partner to have sex without protection

For more information, contact the Counseling Center at 262-3180 or OASIS at 264-1532 or 262-5035.

The Counseling Center offers after-hours on-campus emergency coverage (when school is in session) for trauma and life-threatening situations such as suicide and sexual assault. To activate the system, call the Campus Police Department at 262-2150.


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