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Dating and Domestic Violence

School District of Lee County School Board Policy, 4.10 Teen Dating Violence or Abuse

Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.

Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

- Credit:  Act - Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc.


Possessiveness: The Precursor to Power and Control

Dating and Domestic Violence

Power and Control
- ACT, inc

Plan for Safety
- National Domestic Violence Hotline


United Way 211
211 is a United Way program that provides free information and referral to human/social service agencies within Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties. Clients can call and receive information and referrals appropriate to their needs. United Way 211 is for non-emergency assistance only; 211 may not be reached on some hotel, cell, or pay phones.
7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Lee County: (239) 433-3900

Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc.,
All services provided to victims of domestic violence and their children and survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking are available free of charge.
24 Hour Hotline: 239-939-3112
Please call our safe, free, and confidential hotline for more information, help or advice on Domestic Violence: (239) 939-2553.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Highly trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)