Using money or access to accounts to exert power and control over a partner. Any intentional use of physical force with the intent to cause fear or injury, like hitting, shoving, biting, strangling, kicking or using a weapon. 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. The use of technology such as texting and social networking to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate a partner.FAIRFIELD — State Assemblyman Jim Frazier has introduced legislation – suggested by a Vacaville resident – to require public schools to provide education for students to recognize abusive relationships. DATING VIOLENCE VICTIMIZATION ACROSS THE TEEN YEARS: ABUSE FREQUENCY, NUMBER OF ABUSIVE PARTNERS, AND AGE AT FIRST OCCURRENCE, Amy E. Senators Announce Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week, U. Senators Mike Crapo, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joseph R. PREVENTING DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE – RESOURCES FOR WORKING WITH TEENS, Michigan Resource Center on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Okemos, MI. Foshee, Kim Dixon, Ling Yin-Chang, Susan Ennett, Beth Moracco, Michael Bowling and Jennifer L. DATING MATTERS: UNDERSTANDING TEEN DATING VIOLENCE PREVENTION, Kevin Jennings, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Office on Violence Against Women, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, May 3, 2010. FAMILIAL INFLUENCES ON DATING VIOLENCE VICTIMIZATION AMONG LATINO YOUTH (abstract), H. MOMS AND TEENS FOR SAFE DATES STUDY OVERVIEW, North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, December 15, 2010. (special collection), Patty Branco, National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, Harrisburg, PA: updated January 2017.“If we can teach young people what healthy relationships are supposed to look like, we will give them the tools they need to avoid the unhealthy ones.” Frazier credits Vacaville resident Sonia Mc Clellin with the idea for the bill, the release said.
“Researchers have found that nearly a quarter of all girls and women who have ever been raped, attacked or stalked by an intimate partner – and 14 percent of men and boys in that situation – first experienced some form of dating violence between the ages of 11 and 17,” Frazier said in a statement.
Teen dating violence can have serious consequences (both criminal and civil) for abusers.
Teens must understand that actions and behaviors within the context of a romantic relationship can have consequences in the real world.
Relationships exist on a spectrum, from healthy to unhealthy to abusive -- and everywhere in between.
It can be hard to determine where your relationship falls, especially if you haven’t dated a lot.