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The act of love is to say, I want you to be who you are. The act of abuse is to say, I want you to be who I want you to be. It is that simple. James Gill.

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2 The act of love is to say, I want you to be who you are. The act of abuse is to say, I want you to be who I want you to be. It is that simple. James Gill What are your thoughts on the quote above?

3 Love ~ a strong care or concern for someone Respect ~ a feeling of deep admiration for someone Dating Abuse ~ physical, sexual, or psychological/emotional violence within a dating relationship

4 Healthy RelationshipUnhealthy Relationship EqualityControl HonestyDishonesty Physical safetyPhysical abuse RespectDisrespect ComfortIntimidation Sexual respectfulnessSexual abuse IndependenceDependence HumorHostility

5 resources/causing_pain_video_discussion.html The 13-minute Causing Pain video is targeted to teens, and provides information about dating violence and its consequences, and ways to prevent it in their own lives and the lives of their friends. Video: Causing Pain: Real Stories of Dating Abuse and Violence (13 minutes)

6 1.How would you define Dating Abuse? 2.What forms of abuse did you see in the video? 3. How did the victims say they felt? 4. If youre mentally abused, then that can shoot you down just as much as a fist could. How can mental abuse be as crippling as physical abuse? 5. What are the warning signs that you may be in an abusive relationship?

7 Get to know a dating partner slowly. Talk with your partner about how you want to be treated. Dont use or accept abusive or disrespectful behavior toward or from others. Speak up when you witness abusive or disrespectful behavior among peers. Be a role model for healthy relationships.

8 If you or someone you know is experiencing violence or abuse, talk to a parent, counselor or other trusted adult. National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (866) Call 911 or the SRO at your school

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