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Dating violence is emotional, physical or mental abuse within the bounds of a romantic or potential relationship, according to the National Center for Victims of Crime.
But what if the person you care about is the one who is being abusive toward their partner? This can be such a difficult situation to deal with.
You might love your family member, but you know that what they’re doing is harmful.
Don’t accept an open drink from someone you don’t know, and control the amount of alcohol you consume.
Too much can cause you to lose control of your surroundings, allowing someone else to take advantage of you.
Always be prepared to leave a situation you’re not comfortable with, and have the resources on hand at all times to be able to do so.
Looking out for red flags can protect you from dating violence.
Loveisrespect Text for Help Services, sponsored by Mary Kay Inc.
If you feel uncomfortable, you should leave any type of dating situation at a moment’s notice.
You may be hesitant to do so if you’re not prepared with a cell phone or spare change and money to call a cab.
From speeches to the team, practice sessions, or simply casual conversation, coaches have many opportunities to impart their philosophies to athletes.
Learn about Coaching Boys into Men, a program of Futures Without Violence.