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High School/ Middle School Workshop

The 8 Signs of an Abusive Relationship
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Aryn Quinn

on 7 July 2015

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EndAbuse4Good
Abuse: It can, and does, happen to anybody.
Speak Up!
Only 30% of teens
who are trapped in
an abusive relationship
will ever tell anyone about it.
FACTS
US Justice Department: One in four
women will experience
domestic abuse
in their lifetime.


1/3 of all teens say
they know someone,
or are themselves,
in a "bad" relationship.

1. INTENSITY
Excessive charm,
LYING
to cover up insecurity, needing to win over your friends and family immediately,
OVER THE TOP
gestures that seem too much too soon,
BOMBARDING
you with numerous texts and emails in a short time, behaving obsessively, insisting that you get serious
IMMEDIATELY
.
2. JEALOUSY
Behaving
IRRATIONALLY
when you interact
with other people, becoming
ANGRY
when you
speak with the opposite gender, persistently
ACCUSING
you of flirting/cheating, resenting
your time with friends and family,
DEMANDING
to know
private details of your life.
3. CONTROL
TELLING
you how to wear your hair, when to speak or what to think, showing up
UNINVITED
at your home/school/job,
CHECKING
your cell phone, emails, Facebook,
going through your belongings, timing/
FOLLOWING
you,
sexually coercing you,
or making you feel bad about yourself.
4. ISOLATION
INSISTING
you only spend time with him or her,
making you emotionally or psychologically
DEPENDENT
, preventing you from seeing
your family or friends,
FORBIDDING
you from going to school or work,
RIDICULING
your friends or social circle.
5. CRITICISM
Calling you overweight,
UGLY
,
STUPID
or
crazy, ridiculing your beliefs, ambitions or
friends, telling you he or she is the
one who really cares about you,
BRAINWASHING
you to feel worthless.
6. SABOTAGE
Making you
MISS
work, school, an interview, test or
competition by starting a fight, having a

MELTDOWN
or getting sick, breaking up
with you or
HIDING
your keys, wallet,
textbooks or phone,
STEALING
your belongings,
UNDERMINING
your plans, dreams, and self-esteem while pretending it's because they "love you."
7. BLAME
Making you feel
GUILTY
and responsible for his or her aggressive or
DESTRUCTIVE
behavior, blaming the world or you for their
PROBLEMS
, always saying "this is your
FAULT
" or "You made me do this."
8. ANGER
OVERREACTING
to small problems, frequently losing control, violent
OUTBURSTS
, having severe mood swings, drinking or partying excessively when upset,
THREATENING
to hurt you or loved ones, picking
FIGHTS
, having a history of violent behavior and making you feel
AFRAID
.
SHARE "THE 8"

BEFORE
IT'S TOO LATE!
WHAT IS
DATING AND DOMESTIC
ABUSE?
Abusive partners can be:
attractive popular
funny smart
talented romantic
wealthy successful
SAME GENDER
"Surround yourself only
with people who are
going to lift you higher. "
-Oprah Winfrey
YOU...
*ARE NOT STUPID
*ARE NOT ALONE
*ARE NOT TO BLAME
*DESERVE LOVE
People want to,
and can help you.
1 800 799 SAFE
Dating and domestic abuse is
a
pattern of behaviors

enabling one person to
gain

power and control

over another person.

Domestic Abuse: it's
mental

and
emotional

You, or someone you care about was abused. Now what?

It's normal to feel:
sad... upset...confused.

DO NOT start blaming or being angry with yourself.

DO talk about it, get help, and be good to yourself.
So....
How can we
recognize an
abusive partner?
1.
Call
1 800 799 SAFE
2.
Tell
Someone
3.
Share
The 8 Signs

There will be a quiz!
Quiz Time!

You or someone you know
is suffering abuse.

What will you do?
Brain chemistry fact:
A person who commits a violent act is
100 percent

likely to do it again.
CELEBRITY GUEST!


AND... A CONTEST!


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