Dating in relationship violence

The prosecutor, not the victim, has sole responsibility for deciding whether or not to press charges against the abuser.

7) FALSE Abusers make decisions about when they will abuse, how frequently they'll abuse, what the severity will be be, and where the abuse will take place.

Forms of abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional and psychological.

5) FALSE Alcohol or other drugs are usually an excuse used to justify the abuser's use of violence.

4) FALSE Dating violence is a pattern of assaultive and controlling behaviors that one person uses against another in order to gain or maintain power in the relationship.

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