Dating violence is more common than many people think. And nearly half (43%) of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors.Help us spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts!Do you have an idea for OPDV publications or materials?
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The theme for 2018 is: “Hands Unite: Do your Part.” Loveisrespect wants to empower young people to build healthy relationships from the ground up.
Your hands are a tool for creation, and they play a role in ending dating abuse.
Aggression that occurs in the context of dating relationships is associated with a variety of deleterious effects in the context of the current relationship, and provides a potential trajectory to more severe forms of violence in later relationships.
These data have led researchers and practitioners to develop and implement programs designed to prevent such violent dating behaviors.