Dating and sexual violence
This abuse/violence can take a number of forms: sexual assault, sexual harassment, threats, physical violence, verbal, mental, or emotional abuse, social sabotage, and stalking.
Odds are that if you’re not working with survivors in a professional capacity there is literally nothing you need to know, and the way to support your partner is to be open to them talking about it, but not forcing it.Dating abuse or dating violence is defined as the perpetration or threat of an act of violence by at least one member of an unmarried couple on the other member within the context of dating or courtship.It is also when one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse/violence.This Campbell systematic review examines the effectiveness of school-based interventions to reduce or prevent violence in intimate relationships.The review focused on programmes to change attitudes and beliefs, reduce perpetration and victimization, and change behaviours. Prevention programmes improve young people’s knowledge about, and attitudes towards, dating violence. Students in the intervention group showed moderate increases in knowledge about dating violence, a lower acceptance of stereotypical ‘rape myths’, and moderate improvements in appropriately resolving conflicts in interpersonal relationships.