Intimate partner violence among adolescents (also called adolescent relationship abuse or teen dating violence) is common and is associated with poor health and social outcomes. Pediatric providers are uniquely positioned to offer universal education (anticipatory guidance) about healthy and unhealthy relationships to all their adolescent patients. Pediatric practices can ensure that youth know about available resources and supports for relationship abuse (for themselves or for their friends) and can facilitate safe connections to victim service advocates.

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