The severity and frequency of violence often escalate over time.
Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other.
Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or dating.
Abuse can be difficult to identify, because an abusive person doesn't always act this way. But if you often feel afraid of upsetting your partner, and change what you do to avoid their anger, then this is a sign that you are being abused. Injured you by causing bruises, cuts, broken bones, slapping, punching, pushing, choking, being threatened or injured with objects/weapons, destroying or damaging property.
Behavior does not need to be directed at or to a specific student, but rather may be generalized unwelcomed and unnecessary comments based on sex or gender stereotypes.
If you feel that you are being harassed in the workplace but are not sure what categories of behavior you should report, define what is happening and what category of harassment or intimidation the behavior fits: You have every right to expect that you not be physically threatened in the work place.
The Workplace Bullying Institute defines bullying as “repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators that takes one or more of the following forms: verbal abuse, offensive conduct/behaviors (including nonverbal) which are threatening, humiliating, or intimidating; or work interference – sabotage – which prevents work from getting done.” The primary issue with bullying is that the perpetrator desires to control the other person’s behavior, usually for his or her own needs, personal agenda, or self-serving motives.