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This means teaching young people about healthy relationships at an early age, and empowering them to speak up when they see something wrong.
This month, we challenge you to help spread the word about teen dating violence.
"These statistics are too high and what we know, too, is that the earlier intervention and prevention measures can be disseminated, the more likely we are to prevent or reduce the risk of harm," Reid said.
"Incurring dating violence during adolescence can leave someone vulnerable to negative future health outcomes, including but not limited to anxiety, PTSD, engagement in high-risk sex behavior and even future IPV (intimate partner violence) victimization.
When you factor in psychological and sexual violence, some studies have found the number to be one in four.
During Respect Week, the University of Kentucky campus community will have the opportunity to learn more about TDV and healthy relationships.
TDV is defined as a pattern of abuse or threats of abuse against teenage dating partners.
Relationship abuse is often associated with domestic violence.
But violence doesn’t only take place among partners who are married; abuse is also prevalent among partners who are dating.