Warning sign of dating violence
Teaching teens about intimate partner violence, especially the warning signs, must happen much earlier than the end of high school, say several students at Dawson College.Many young adults on the campus are saddened by the death of Daphné Huard-Boudreault, 18, who was killed last week when she returned to the apartment she had shared with her ex-boyfriend."You're exposed to relationships at a very young age so I think probably the second you're exposed to it, or start noticing it, is the time you should realize what is a good relationship and what is a bad relationship," she said.Another 18-year-old Dawson College student, agreed to share her experience with a controlling boyfriend on the condition that CBC protect her identity.The following is a list of behaviors that may indicate a potential batterer.It is not the purpose of the listing to imply that every person with some of these attributes is a batterer or potential batterer.Dating violence is when one person purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating.
But they can lead to more serious kinds of abuse, like hitting, stalking, or preventing you from using birth control.
Teen dating violence is a serious problem affecting adolescents across the nation, and it is an issue that often goes overlooked or unrecognized.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, and we’re joining the cause to get the word out about what teenagers, parents, teachers, and community members can do to be aware of and prevent teen dating violence.
If you are in Midcoast Maine in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties, New Hope for Women is here to help by calling our toll-free number at 1-800-522-3304, visiting our ‘Contact’ page, or stopping by any of our Midcoast offices.
If you are not from the Midcoast Maine area, here are some resources that may be of help to you: the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence at 1-866-83-4HELP or via the web at the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-7233 or via the web at