We are saddened by the fact that 1 in 3 people will experience dating abuse before they even graduate high school. It’s important to understand that domestic violence can take many forms. Physical violence is one form but so is emotional and psychological manipulation, verbal assaults, stalking behavior, financial abuse and forced intimacy. What we know is this, in any relationship if someone holds all the power and control and diminishes your ability to make choices on a consistent basis, that is abuse. While we know DV exists, there are ways to prevent it in the future.