Race and dating violence
It can be helpful to support your friend and let them know what you see that makes you concerned. It can be difficult to watch someone you care about be hurt and sometimes it can feel as if there is nothing you can do. All Safe Homes services are available to youth and all our services are free and confidential. What is the Safe Homes of Orange County Crisis Line?The list of warning sings above may be a useful resource. Safe Homes of Orange County has a 24-hour crisis line that anyone can call at any time.Learn more about the warning signs of abuse and the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships.
These three broad categories are each divided further to reflect more specific types of violence.
Teen dating violence can affect anyone regardless of race, socioeconomic status, sexuality, gender identity, or any other social identity.
It occurs in all types of dating relationships including those who identify in the LGBTQ community. It has been reported that one in three adolescents in the U. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
Dating abuse or dating violence is defined as the perpetration or threat of an act of violence by at least one member of an unmarried couple on the other member within the context of dating or courtship.
It is also when one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse/violence.