TEEN PREVENTION AND EDUCATION
Dating abuse is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional aggression within a dating relationship, including stalking. It is a pattern of behavior that one person uses over another person in a relationship in order to gain or maintain power and control over that person.
Dating abuse and intimate partner violence are typically not one-time incidents, but a pattern of abusive behavior (physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, financial, stalking, etc.) over time that causes fear and/or harm. As the pattern continues, the abuser uses manipulation and/or physical domination to maintain power and control over their partner.
Dating abuse can happen in casual dating as well as long-term relationships; it can happen in person or electronically. It can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, education, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, or culture.
Safe Shelter's Teen Prevention and Education Program include:
- Advocacy and Counseling
- Teens Ending Relationship Abuse Program
- Coaching Boys Into Men Program
- Athletes As Leaders Program
For more information on any of our Teen Programs or to talk with our Youth Advocate, contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org; or 303-772-0432