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Early prevention

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that both boys and girls exposed to violence at home are more likely to be victims of dating violence. The study’s authors said the findings highlight the need for teachers and doctors to be aware that “boys and girls alike can be victims and perpetrators of dating violence.”

Pamela Orpinas, a professor of health promotion and behavior in UGA’s College of Public Health, did not participate in this study but is a specialist on family and school violence.

Orpinas told Reuters, “From a very young age we need to talk about what is violence and how to deal properly with each other.”