When Fure’s parents won a settlement against Snohomish County that acknowledged local law enforcement had downplayed the risk to their daughter’s life, they donated part of the settlement money to the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) to help educate teens and adults about dating violence.
This list of controlling and abusive behavior comes from the YWCA Pierce County, which provides services to people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence and it also has an outreach youth/teen program on teen dating violence.
About 1 in 5 women and nearly 1 in 7 men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey).
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Recovery without healthy relationships only perpetuates the sinful self-obsession that led to addiction in the first place.
Addiction maintains a secret life marked by fear and control.
Dating violence refers to a pattern of actual or threatened acts of physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse perpetrated by an adolescent against a current or former dating partner.
Abuse may include insults, coercion, social sabotage, sexual harassment, threats and/or acts of physical or sexual abuse.
On May 24, 2004, 10 days after her 18th birthday, Dayna Fure was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, who then killed himself.
After the breakup, Fure had obtained a protection order because her ex was stalking her and had threatened suicide.