Dating Violence

Dating Violence

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  • Hey, what did you do yesterday, you didn't text me?
  • I was just hanging out with my friends, you know, Kyle and Angelina.
  • Also I saw you logged into my instagram, were you reading my texts again...
  • What? I told you that you were not allowed to hang out with them anymore, I hate them.
  • I told you these rules if we wanted to be together.
  • Teen dating violence is a pattern of behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner and this may include a pattern of physically, sexually, verbally, and/or emotionally abusing someone.
  • You make me so angry sometimes. I just want to SCREAM.
  • Having control or power over one's technology, including social media and abusing their power with it is a sign of abuse. Here, he is logging into her account without letting her know, and we can see that he has previously violated her privacy on social media.
  • Hey how are you? I haven't seen you in forever! Let's grab some coffee right now!
  • Are you sure you know each other?
  • Another sign of abuse is controlling or asserting power over someone's life in an area in their life that does not regard them. Here, he is dictating to her who she can be friends with, and is manipulating her to pick him over her friends, which should never be an option.
  • Wait!
  • Are you okay? If you need help, the Montgomery Country Crisis Center number is 240-777-4000​
  • Thank you
  • Throwing things out of anger is a sign of abuse because it can cause physical and emotional damage to you. 
  • This girls is using the bystander intervention method of distraction. The main goal of this type of intervention is to diffuse the situation and derail the incident by creating a distraction. Here, she is pretending to know the girl to get her out of the situation and try to help her.
  • In this intervention, another main goal is to completely ignore the abuser and focus completely on the victim, like the girl is doing here.
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