These statistics are frightening and they are only some of the statistics.
What is also frightening is that abuse still remains to a large degree hidden.
Away from home for the first time, students can become isolated from their personal support network and resources for help.
Students that seek legal protection may also find themselves with few options if their state does not allow victims who are dating their abuser to obtain civil protection orders (also known as restraining orders).
College students may feel trapped by the social networks and closed environment of many campuses.Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you already have and requires no installation. In most cases it will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key chain. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break in your house, odds are they won't stick around.After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the stalker.PACT5 was started by students and faculty in 5 universities: Rowan University (NJ), California State University at Northridge, Western State Colorado University, Northern Illinois University, and Framingham State University (MA).PACT 5 has produced a series of documentaries that are powerful stories that will hopefully change tragic behavior patterns.Money Keys to car, house, work Extra clothes Medicine Important papers for you and your children Birth certificates Social security cards School and medical records Bankbooks, credit cards Driver’s license Car registration Welfare identification Passports, green cards, work permits Lease/rental agreement Mortgage payment book, unpaid bills Insurance papers PPO, divorce papers, custody orders Address book Pictures, jewelry, things that mean a lot to you Items for your children (toys, blankets, etc.) WARNING: Abusers try to control their victim’s lives. Teenagers often experience violence in dating relationships.