Information on dating violence

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It can include physical, emotional, or economic threats, including threats to children, pets, property, stalking, harassment, and any other form of violence. Similarly, alcohol or drug usage does not cause abuse since not everyone who is under the influence becomes abusive.Men who are abusive toward their intimate partners may also be abusive with others, however they are often only choosing to be abusive towards their intimate partner.There are, however, many traits that abusers and victims share in common.The Centre for Promoting Alternatives to Violence describes abusers as being obsessively jealous and possessive, overly confident, having mood swings or a history of violence or temper, seeking to isolate their partner from family, friends and colleagues, and having a tendency to blame external stressors.What You Can Do As an educator, you are often a first responder to dating violence.

This abuse/violence can take a number of forms: sexual assault, sexual harassment, threats, physical violence, verbal, mental, or emotional abuse, social sabotage, and stalking.At Roger Williams University and in compliance with state law, a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual misconduct or stalking has the right to request a *Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) or an Emergency Restraining Order from the courts as well as a no contact order from RWU.Any person who obtains an order of protection from Rhode Island or any state should provide a copy to the Department of Public Safety, the local police agency and the Office of the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for student matters. The full statute is available here If you have information about any such matter occurring on campus or involving a member of the campus community, please contact the Department of Public Safety immediately at (401)254-3333 or ext. If you have questions about the state mandatory reporting requirements, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 401-254-3611 (ext.Stalking is a pattern of behavior that someone uses to threaten you. If you think that you are being stalked, notify the Department of Public Safety or your local police department or a domestic violence agency listed in this pamphlet and/or the Title IX Deputy Coordinator or their designee. If you have been the victim of domestic or dating violence, call Halifax Regional Police’s Victim Services Unit at 902.490.5300, Monday - Friday, a.m. If you're unable to call due to hearing impairment, text us at 902.497.4709. It affects people in all communities, and of all races, cultures, ages, and income levels.

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