Breaking the cycle of dating violence

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Most adults want to help but are unsure of how to get involved.If you think a child is being abused or neglected, you should report it as soon as you become aware of it.Physical abuse is only one part of a system of abusive behaviors.Dating abuse is a pattern of abusive behaviors -- usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time -- used to exert power and control over a dating partner.Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control.Violent words and actions are tools an abusive partner uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.

Protecting children from abuse and neglect is a community responsibility.

: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men is the book to accompany the Freedom Programme in the UK.

This book should be compulsory in schools - the information is so clear and so obvious and such an eye-opener!

Any young person can experience dating abuse or unhealthy relationship behaviors, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic standing, ethnicity, religion or culture.

It does not discriminate and can happen to anyone in any relationship, whether it’s one that is casual and short-term or serious and monogamous.

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