Dating violence history
Fear and anxiety are normal evolved responses in both humans and animals, and physical responses are linked to the "fight-or-flight" system.
Excessive anxiety that causes distress or impairment, or that interferes with normal function, is considered an anxiety disorder.
Any person who is the victim of repeat violence or the parent or legal guardian of any minor child who is living at home and who seeks an injunction for protection against repeat violence on behalf of the minor child has standing in the circuit court to file a sworn petition for an injunction for protection against repeat violence.
It is hard for teens to leave their abuser if they go to the same school. If you think you are being abused, think about getting help. Most children in these homes know about the violence. They may also feel like the violence is their fault. Children live with scary noises, yelling and hitting. Children in violent homes may not get the care they need. Stalking is repeated harassment that makes you feel scared or upset. They often bother people by giving them attention they do not want.
If your family or friends warn you about the person you are dating, think about getting help. Parents may think children do not know about the violence, but most of the time they do. A parent who is being abused may be in too much pain to take good care of their child. This can be unwanted phone calls or gifts, or following people by going to where they work or live. People may think stalking is not dangerous because no one has been physically hurt.
Action by victim of repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence for protective injunction; dating violence investigations, notice to victims, and reporting; pretrial release violations; public records exemption.“Violence” means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, or false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death, by a person against any other person.“Repeat violence” means two incidents of violence or stalking committed by the respondent, one of which must have been within 6 months of the filing of the petition, which are directed against the petitioner or the petitioner’s immediate family member.“Dating violence” means violence between individuals who have or have had a continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.
The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the consideration of the following factors: The frequency and type of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship must have included that the persons have been involved over time and on a continuous basis during the course of the relationship.