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Even though you may personally not be suffering from relationship violence, chances are that you have known someone or will know someone who is.

The best things we can do as responsible individuals are educate ourselves on the subject of domestic violence.

When one person in a relationship repeatedly scares, hurts or puts down the other person, it is abuse. The Power and Control in Dating Relationships Wheel lists examples of each form of abuse. Remember, abuse is much more than slapping or grabbing someone.

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A relationship full of control is really out of control.
Download and print the Power and Control in Dating Relationships Wheel.

Between 25-33 percent of LGBT relationships include dating or domestic violence, a rate similar to heterosexual relationships.


Education allows us to know the signs, what to do and where to go for help when confronted with a domestic abuse situation. The knowledge we gain puts us into a position to empower ourselves, help others and put an end to domestic violence.

 

Source: Domestic Abuse Intervention Project. Duluth, MN. http://www.acadv.org/pcwheel.html.

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