Dating/Domestic violence can also affect family, friends, co-workers and members in the community, in addition to the victim and abuser.Domestic violence can occur regardless of the relationship status, including individuals who are dating, cohabitating, or married.According to 42 USCS § 13925 (8), the term dating violence means “violence committed by a person-- (A) who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and (B) where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors: (i) The length of the relationship. As a recipient of federal funds, each member College of the Vermont State Colleges (collectively “the VSC”) is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1972 (“Title IX”).There usually is a pattern or a repeated cycle of dating violence, starting with the first instance of abuse.
You also may think it is your fault that your partner has hurt you.You can ask your doctor about types of birth control that your partner doesn't have to know you are using. Return to top If you think you are in an abusive relationship, learn more about getting help.If you are under 18, your partner could get arrested for having sex with you, even if you agreed to have sex. See a doctor or nurse to take care of any physical problems. Friends, family, and mental health professionals all can help. If you are thinking about ending an abusive dating relationship, keep some tips in mind: If you are ending a long-term or live-in dating relationship, you may want to read our section on domestic and intimate partner violence.Abuse can get worse during pregnancy, and it can harm the baby growing inside you.Never get pregnant hoping that it will stop the abuse.In accordance with Title IX, as well as applicable state and federal law, the VSC prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, admission, and employment.