No one should live in fear of the person they love.Intimate partner violen occurs when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person.Intimate partner violence and abuse are used for one purpose and one purpose only: to gain and maintain total control over you.An abuser doesn’t “play fair.” Abusers use fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under his or her thumb.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) in adolescents is an important realm of study as, in addition to the usual negative effects of abuse, this violence occurs at a critical period in the social and mental development of a person.
Teen dating violence can be prevented, especially when there is a focus on reducing risk factors as well as fostering protective factors, and when teens are empowered through family, friends, and others (including role models such as teachers, coaches, mentors, and youth group leaders) to lead healthy lives and establish healthy relationships.
It is important to create spaces, such as school communities, where the behavioral norms are not tolerant of abuse in dating relationships.
Women and girls are more likely to be killed by male partners than any other class of individuals.
The cost of domestic violence to the US economy is more than .3 billion.