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Student Center Information Desk

Sociology Department Office- Irby 306

Conway Police Department – 1105 Prairie St.

Log Cabin Democrat- 1111 Main St.

Domestic violence thrives when we are silent. Dating violence is domestic violence.  It is the use of power and control over one individual by someone who is supposed to care about her or him.  Dating violence is not only just physical, but can also be emotional and psychological abuse and include behaviors such as stalking, isolation of friends and family, and being possessive.  Since this is often a first love or serious relationship, many young people may not know the red flags or identify problematic behaviors. One is too many.

Are you dating someone…

  • Who is jealous and possessive, wants to pick your friends, checks up on you, won’t accept breaking up, accuses you of cheating?
  • Who wants to get too serious about the relationship before you are ready? Who pressures you for intimacy?
  • Who tries to control you, is very bossy and gives orders, makes all the decisions, doesn’t take your opinions seriously?
  • Who puts you down in front of family and friends, tells you that you would be nothing without them?
  • Who scares you? Makes you worry about their reaction to things you say or do? Threatens you?
  • Who makes your family and friends uneasy and concerned for your safety? Who is violent? Has a history of fighting, losing temper quickly, brags about mistreating others. Grabs, pushes or shoves you? Destroys your personal property?
  • Who uses guilt trips or threatens to hurt themselves if you leave?

If you answered YES to any of the questions above, you could be in an unhealthy relationship.

Signs of a healthy relationship:

  • You can be YOURSELF when you are with that person.
  • You are a better person when with that other person.
  • You can agree to disagree.

If you need help or would like to talk to someone contact the UCA Counseling Center (501-450-3138) or The Women’s Shelter of Central Arkansas (1-800-358-2265). If you are having an emergency call 911 Immediately.

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