Dating Violence

What is Dating Violence?

Dating Violence (DV) is a pattern of abusive behavior that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.
There are many forms of dating violence including:

Physical abuse

Sexual abuse

Verbal abuse

Emotional abuse

Economic abuse

  If you suspect that you or a friend are in an abusive relationship, RSVP is here to help. Our free services are offered to victims, friends and family and are confidential.
Call 936-261-1468 to speak with an RSVP staff member during normal business hours.
For immediate assistance 4911.
For 24/7 assistance, please call the RSVP dating abuse hotline at 936.261.1457.
For non-emergency general inquiries, please email the RSVP staff at


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