Domestic/Intimate Partner/Dating Violence encompasses physical, psychological, sexual, economic, and emotional harm by a current or former partner or spouse.
This type of violence can occur among straight or same-sex couples and falls in this category even if there is no sexual intimacy.
The list below provides some examples of behaviors that demonstrate abuse in a relationship or could lead to abuse: (Adapted from theadvocacycenter.org) If you think you have experienced some of these behaviors in your relationship, or know someone who has, many Cornell and Ithaca based resources and support are available.
If you need immediate emergency assistance or to report a crime, call 911. For 24/7 confidential consultation with a health care provider or counselor, students may call Cornell Health at (607) 255-5155; faculty and staff may call the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at (607) 255-2673.
That reference does not change the fact that every survivor -- male or female -- deserves support, options, resources and safety.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.
Violent words and actions are tools an abusive partner uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.
Any young person can experience dating abuse or unhealthy relationship behaviors, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic standing, ethnicity, religion or culture. metro area who need legal help, please contact Break the Cycle's legal services team.