Dating violence sexual assault
“For example, demanding to know where someone is at all times, touching or pinching parts of someone's body in public when they’ve made it clear it’s unwanted, or controlling what type of clothes someone wears—these are all abusive behaviors that violate someone’s boundaries.” The laws about sexual violence and dating violence vary by state and situation.The following information is not a legal guide or an exhaustive list—rather it’s a general list of early warning signs for behaviors that are, or could become, violent.Dating violence includes: Dating violence often starts with emotional abuse.You may think that behaviors like calling you names or insisting on seeing you all the time are a "normal" part of relationships.Whether you need support now or years after experiencing sexual assault or dating violence, confidential help is available 24 hours a day.UHS Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention provides free victim advocacy and confidential support to UW-Madison student victim/survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking.24-Hour Help Lines 608-251-4445 or 800-747-4045 UHS Mental Health Services provides confidential on-campus mental health resource for UW–Madison students, providing individual, couple/partner, and group counseling.608-265-5600 (option 2) 333 East Campus Mall, Floor 7 edu 24-Hour Crisis Services: 608-265-5600 (option 9) Many students are sexually assaulted while intoxicated and are not sure exactly what happened or which resources they need.
Identifying these early signs of abuse may provide a chance for a person at risk to exit a relationship safely before further harm occurs. “The answer to the question, ‘What does dating violence look like?
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, but dating violence can happen across all age groups.
The way dating violence is often portrayed in the media suggests acts of physical and sexual violence.
UHS is a confidential, non-judgmental place for students of all genders to discuss options, regardless if they were drinking.
UHS can review the risk of pregnancy, STIs, and physical injuries with the student, and provide more information about reporting options, emotional support, and academic accommodations.
The University is taking steps to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking (SADVDVS), raise the awareness of SADVDVS and improve response to incidents and services for survivors.