This includes assaults on partners who have been given “date rape” drugs such a Rohypnol (also known as roofies, roachies, La Rocha and The Forget Pill), G. B or gamma hydroxybutyrate (also known as Liquid Exctasy, Gib, Liquid E and Easy Lay), ketamine (also known as K, Ket and Special K) and MDMA — 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (also known as Ecstasy, XTC, X and Bean).
Emotional or Psychological Abuse includes insulting or swearing at, belittling or threatening a dating partner.
Violent Resistance occurs when violence is used against partners who are themselves violent and controlling.
It is most commonly used against a partner who is using intimate terrorism.
Dating violence has become an issue of increasing concern to researchers and practitioners over the past three decades.
A study in New Brunswick estimated that dating violence may begin as early as age 13.
Physical Violence occurs when one partner uses physical force to control the other.
This paper considers how dating violence is defined, what its consequences are, and what can be done about it.
For the purpose of this paper, dating violence is defined as any intentional physical, sexual or psychological assault on a person by a dating partner.