Domestic relationship violence occurs when one partner in a relationship tries to overpower the other. Abusers use guilt, fear, shame, intimidation and other means to control. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, so it is important to be aware of the warning signs. While physical abuse may be the most common and obvious danger, emotional and psychological damage is severe and can cause devastating effects on the individual. Gaining awareness about dating violence and how it affects students on college campuses throughout the country can make us more effective helping professionals.
Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Mingus, Cherise and Willis, Jordan W., "Domestic and Relationship Advice on Campus [brochure and video]" (2010). Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577). Paper 5.