Verbal and emotional abuse can happen in person, online, or through text messages.
Verbal and emotional abuse can be much harder to recognize than physical or sexual assault, but they are no less damaging.
This Web page is designed to be a resource for educators and others to find information that will help to support the development of healthy and safe relationships.
Below please find a fact sheet, webinar and other resources that support implementation on the local level.
When the abuse is physical or sexual, it can be easy to identify.
In partnership with the Washington State Medical Association, the Attorney General's Office has incorporated highlights from this website into a brochure.
Please feel free to download, re-produce and distribute.
The Washington State Attorney General's office already has a number of resources available to help, including: Schools, parents, teachers, and community organizations all can help identify dating violence and provide support for abuse victims.
But teens themselves must also learn how to reach out and help friends who are victims of relationship abuse.If you want to start dating but aren't sure how to do so successfully, it's luckily easy to learn the basics.