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Dating Violence

Definition
Dating violence is defined as a pattern of repeated actual or threatened acts that physically, sexually or verbally abuse a member of an unmarried heterosexual or homosexual couple.

Stats: Prevalence Data

  • The rates of adolescents experiencing some form of dating violence varies from 20-60 percent.
  • The age of women experiencing the highest per capita rate of intimate partner violence, is between 16 and 24 years.

Resources
Local:
Ozone House Youth and Family Services, 734-662-2222
Safe House Center (Washtenaw County), 734-995-5444
National:
American Psychological Association - http://www.apa.org
Liz Claiborne Inc, 1-800-449-STOP(7867) - http://www.loveisnotabuse.com

How to report

  • Call the police or other authorities.
  • Call a hotline: Safe House Center - 734-995-5444 (24 hours) or LACASA - 517-548-1350

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