The abusive partner uses this pattern of violent and coercive behavior to gain power and maintain control over the dating partner.
This may also include abuse, harassment, and stalking via electronic devices such as cell phones and computers, and harassment through a third party, and may be physical, mental, or both.
The session includes a narrative story, helpful tips on identifying abuse, learning about legal options and a "Test Your Knowledge" quiz to reinforce learning.
Abuse may include insults, coercion, social sabotage, sexual harassment, stalking, threats and/or acts of physical or sexual abuse.Three Sessions The program is divided into three sessions. Session 1: Dating Abuse 101 — This session provides an overview of teen dating violence.It includes an interactive quiz game called "Yes/No," a segment on the types of abuse, an example of an abusive relationship pattern known as the "cycle of abuse," a segment on warning signs and a segment on obstacles to getting help.Session 2: Domestic Violence and the Law — This session introduces students to the criminal and civil justice systems and explains the legal remedies and protections available.The session introduces students to the story of Robert and Vanessa, a couple in an abusive relationship.