id you know that “3 to 4 million women in the U.S are abused yearly by an intimate partner?” (Domestic Violence Roundtable, Sudbury Wayland Lincoln). Dating violence is very common this day in age. Dating violence can be identified. Since dating violence can be identified, it can also be prevented. Overall, dating violence is preventable violence that leaves victims with various scarring effects that can last a lifetime. “Domestic violence” also known as dating violence, “is when one partner in an intimate relationship abuses the other” (Domestic Violence Roundtable, Sudbury Wayland Lincoln). Dating violence involves 3 main categories of violence. Physical violence is one of the most common types of violence (U.S Department of Human & Health Service). Sexual abuse and emotional abuse are also main types of violence. These main types of abuse are most common among women between the ages of 18 and 24 (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence).
Certain warning signs can be used to determine if someone is being abused. For instance, if one’s partner pushes, slaps, bites, kicks, or chokes them, that person may be in a physically abusive relationship (Domestic Violence Roundtable, Sudbury Wayland Lincoln). According to cdc.gov, “physical violence is the intentional use of force with the potential for causing death, disability,…show more content… Dating violence goes unnoticed because it is not introduced in the first place. “Educate middle and high school students about healthy relationships, domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking” (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence). If one believes that someone is being abused then that person should acknowledge the situation. According to the U.S Department of Human & Health Service, that person should “address change at all levels of social ecology” (U.S Department of Human & Health Service). This relates to being aware of your