Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Liberal Studies


Human Development and Family Science


College students often lack awareness on how to identify the signs of abusive dating behavior and what to do when dating violence does occur. Consequently, many college students may fall victim to dating violence whether it is physical, sexual, verbal or controlling abuse. According to Knowledge Networks (2011), over 43% of college women have reported experiencing dating violence and over 57% of college students believe it is difficult to recognize the signs of dating violence. To address the lack of awareness, I created an interactive presentation for college students at Gavilan College in Gilroy, California on how to identify the signs of dating violence and how to maintain healthy relationships.