Only 33% of teens who were in a violent relationship ever told anyone about the abuse. Being able to identify the signs of dating abuse can help for early intervention, and also being supportive when teens may feel very alone or isolated.* Checking cell phones, emails or social networks without permission * Extreme jealousy or insecurity * Constant belittling or put-downs * Explosive temper * Isolation from family and friends * Making false accusations * Erratic mood swings * Physically inflicting pain or hurt in any way * Possessiveness * Telling someone what to do * Repeatedly pressuring someone to have sex Join us, Tuesday, April 4th at pm for a community presentation that will examine a variety of teen dating violence; including instances in the news, signs of dating violence, how to help and what resources are available for teenagers and parents within our community.
Dating Violence Awareness Week is sponsored by Counseling Services in partnership with Student Activities, the Title IX office, Pride Athletics and Jones Library.
SOS advocates have experience providing services to heterosexual and LGBTQ individuals, in English and Spanish.
Click the play button to the left to hear our friend Bailey talk about what SOS has to offer.
However, in most abusive relationships, the abusive partner does many different things to exert power and control over their partners.
If you’re beginning to wonder whether your partner or a friend’s partner is abusive, look out for these behaviors: See a list of red flags from the National Domestic Violence Hotline here.