Most “date rapes” begin as a plan to have sex and evolve into aggression when the victim does not go along with it.The major determining factors of “date rape” appear to be centered around; entitlement, aggression, and miscommunication.
These behaviors are often thought to be a “normal” part of a relationship.
But these behaviors can set the stage for more serious violence like physical assault and rape.
Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
Unhealthy, abusive or violent relationships can cause short term and long term negative effects.
An acquaintance is anyone you have some degree of familiarity with, i.e.
classmate, co-worker, neighbor, friend, roommate’s brother, etc.
Teen dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual, or psychological/emotional violence within a dating relationship, as well as stalking.
It can occur in person or electronically and may occur between a current or former dating partner.
This term is most accurately used to describe an assault by a boyfriend or date.