Dating violence can occur in a romantic relationship and includes controlling, aggressive or abusive behavior. This can include verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, or a combination of these. It can happen in all relationships. Anyone can be a victim of dating violence. Some victims only experience violence occasionally and others are abused more often, sometimes daily.
Some examples of controlling behavior include:
Verbal and emotional abuse can include:
Sexual abuse can include:
Physical abuse can include:
The counseling center provides free services to UW-W students. During the academic year, a professional advocate is available to discuss concerns about dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. To make an appointment or to find out more, you can call 472-1305. Both of these resources are free and confidential. For more information about resources that are available to you at UW-Whitewater, please visit http://www.uww.edu/sasa/
The WCADV/WCASA LGBTQ Resource Library provides an overview of resources that are available to LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.