Dating violence stats
Here is an easily printable version of the Power and Control Wheel.
Amy's finger was so swollen that she couldn't get her ring off.
Sexual abuse is any type of sexual contact between an adult and anyone younger than 18; between a significantly older child and a younger child; or if one person overpowers another, regardless of age.
Domestic violence is not just about physical abuse.
Amy hated the way her dad called her names and accused her of all sorts of things she didn't do, especially after he had been drinking.
The outer rim of the wheel is physical violence as violent acts or the threat of violent acts are what abusers use to get and keep their power and control over their dating partners.
Teens experiencing dating violence usually tell no one. One study found that only 6% of girls and 11% of boys told anyone about the abuse that they experienced (O'Keefe and Treister, 1998).
Middle school, high school, and college age women experience a higher rate of rape than any other group.
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