So here are a few guidelines: kind of violence is abuse!If your partner punches, pinches, hits, shoves, slaps, kicks, bites or burns you (or causes you physical harm in any other way)—you are experiencing abusive violence.Abusive relationships have good times and bad times.Part of what makes dating violence so confusing and painful is that there is love mixed with the abuse.Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average.80% of teens report knowing someone their age that has experienced controlling behaviors from a partner.If your partner is bullying you, you are being abused.
Unfortunately, without help, the violence will only get worse.There are a lot of reasons someone stays in an abusive relationship.Teens who abuse their girlfriends or boyfriends do the same things that adults who abuse their partners do.The MCADSV Directors' Academy began in 2011 as an opportunity for new program Executive Directors to develop the administrative skills they needed in their new leadership roles. Department of Health and Human Services, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program contract No. 2015-MU-AX-0010 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U. Available to any Executive Director or program leader in their rst to third year as leadership, Directors' Academy is a year-long professional development and networking opportunity. If your partner is calling you nasty names or shaming you—you’re being emotionally or verbally abused.