Examples of relationship abuse include, but are not limited to: attempting to cause or causing bodily injury by hitting, slapping, punching, hair pulling, kicking, sexual assault and/or other forms of unwanted physical contact that causes harm; knowingly restricting the movements of another person; isolating or confining a person for a period of time; controlling or monitoring behavior; being verbally and/or emotionally abusive; exhibiting extreme possessiveness or jealousy.Sexual Assault is any sexual penetration (anal, oral or vaginal), however slight, with any object or sexual intercourse by one or more persons upon another without effective consent.Even if the abuse doesn’t result in a homicide, the trauma from it can affect a young victim’s development.
When you think of teens and young adults in their first romantic relationships, the image of fresh-faced kids holding hands and experiencing their first kiss often come to mind. adolescents is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, and 43% of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors, including physical, sexual, tech, verbal and controlling abuse.
As with cases of sexual assault, most incidents of domestic violence go unreported, meaning the number is likely much higher.
College-aged women experience a higher rate of partner violence than any other age group, according to the Justice Department.
Thirteen percent of college women say they have been stalked, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Of college students who have been sexually assaulted, 35 percent of them were assaulted while on a date.