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Unfortunately, the early years are also a time when dating violence can begin -- and it's more widespread than you may think.

Parents, teachers, and other adults that care for teens: First and foremost, lead by example.

Take a good look at your own relationships, romantic and non, and make sure you are setting a good example for respectful, honest, and empathic relationships.

Keep an eye on your friends and be there to lend a hand -- or a hint of clarity -- if they need it.

Dating abuse is about the perpetrator's need to have power and control over their partner.

The good news is that everyone in the community can work together to help teens form healthy, productive relationships.

Educate yourselves about the types of dating violence and warning signs.

It has nothing to do with love and caring for another person.

Learn about the characteristics of a healthy relationship and work actively to interact with all people in a positive way.

This abuse begins early, often before the age of eighteen or in early adulthood, as more than half of women (69.5%) and men (53.6%) who have been physically or sexually abused, or stalked by a dating partner, first experienced abuse between the ages of 11-24.

Furthermore, abuse and violence within the dating relationship can have a serious detrimental impact on the victims.

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