The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV) defines domestic violence as physical, mental, sexual or emotional abuse in an intimate relationship. It occurs when one person uses abusive tactics to gain power and control over a partner or former partner.
First and foremost, if you are in a situation that you feel puts you or anyone else in danger, seek help immediately.
One of the most unrecognized instances of domestic violence occurs among dating teenagers. This happens for several reasons, but on top of the list is that young dating couples often don’t know what to expect of the dating experience or how to handle their emotions. It is important to set boundaries and expectations with kids from a young age, before they ever begin dating so they know what to look for and don’t become victims of violent dating scenarios.
Young men should be taught that treating their … Read the rest