Dating in relationship violence
2015-WA-AX-0024 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.
Confidential RSVP counselors available 24/7 Email [email protected] call 314-935-3445 (Monday-Friday a.m.- p.m.) 24/7 emergency via WUPD (314-935-5555) or SARAH during the academic year (314-935-8080) Dating and relationship violence is a pattern of coercive and abusive tactics employed by one person in a relationship to gain power and control over another person.
Relationship violence can be physical, emotional/verbal, sexual, or even economic.
If you find yourself in an abusive relationship, or if you know a student who is struggling in one of these relationships, please reach out for help and support.
Relationship violence does not discriminate and can happen regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender.It is expressed in a range of harmful behaviours — from threats, to emotional maltreatment, to physical and sexual aggression.While some forms of abusive behaviour, such as acts of physical assault, could result in charges under the Criminal Code of Canada, others, such as ridiculing or otherwise being verbally abusive, are harmful but not criminal offences.It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse.The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other.
Loving someone does not mean that you can never say “no” to sex.