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.
Intimate Partner Violence in the Adolescent
Dr Rome has disclosed that she is on the speakers’ bureau and vaccine advisory board for Merck. Dr Miller has disclosed no financial relationships relevant to this article. This commentary does not contain a discussion of an unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device.
Ellen S. Rome, Elizabeth Miller; Intimate Partner Violence in the Adolescent. Pediatr Rev February 2020; 41 (2): 73–80. https://doi.org/10.1542/pir.2018-0053
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