Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking

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Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking

Dating Violence occurs in a relationship of a romantic and intimate nature. Dating violence may occur in either of the following two ways:

  • An intentional pattern of assaultive and controlling behaviors that cause fear, degradation, or humiliation. These behaviors may include, but are not limited to, threats, including threats to leave the individual or threats of self-harm, destruction of property, or orally abusive behavior.
  • Any use or threatened use of physical force or violence, including sexual assault or other nonconsensual sexual activity.

Domestic Violence
Domestic violence occurs in the following relationships: spouses or former spouses, individuals who are or were in a dating relationship, or individuals who have a child in common. Domestic violence may occur in either of the following two ways:

  • An intentional pattern of assaultive and controlling behaviors that cause fear, degradation, or humiliation. These behaviors may include, but are not limited to, threats, including threats to leave the individual or threats of self-harm, destruction of property, or orally abusive behavior.
  • Any use or threatened use of physical force or violence, including sexual assault or other nonconsensual sexual activity.

Stalking
Stalking is defined as repeated and intentional conduct directed at an individual that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested, and that actually causes the individual to whom the conduct is directed to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested. 

 

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pdfRelationship Violence and Sexual Assault Handbook 2018-2019