Hanging Out or Hooking Up: Clinical Guidelines on Responding to Adolescent Relationship Abuse – An Integrated Approach to Prevention and Intervention, focuses on the transformative role of the adolescent health care provider in preventing, identifying and addressing adolescent relationship abuse. These guidelines are applicable to providers working in a range of settings serving adolescents, including adolescent health, pediatrics, family planning clinics, and school-based health centers.
The Adolescent Relationship Abuse Clinical Guidelines Include:
- Definitions, prevalence, and dimensions of Adolescent Relationship Abuse (ARA)
- An overview of confidentiality and reporting issues and patient-centered reporting
- Clinical strategies to promote universal education about healthy relationships
- Clinical strategies to provide direct assessment and harm reduction strategies for reproductive coercion and ARA
- An overview of preparing your practice to address ARA
- Keys for success, including developing relationships with local domestic violence advocates and community programs
- Policy recommendations
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The New York Times Learning Network collaborates with Scenarios USA to create a lesson plan about teenage dating violence and prevention. Scenarios USA is a nonprofit organization that uses writing and filmmaking to foster youth leadership, advocacy and self-expression in under-served teenagers.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Download resources and events from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Family Violence Prevention, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.
Adolescent relationship abuse (ARA) is common and is associated with a multitude of negative health outcomes. The Healthcare Education, Assessment & Response Tool for Teen Relationships (HEART) Primer, is an innovative resource designed to improve the recognition of ARA and provide tools to address this challenge in clinical settings that serve adolescents.
When Teens Disclose Dating Violence to Health Care Providers: A Guide to Confidentiality and Reporting Laws in California
This document provides an overview of the pertinent federal and state confidentiality and reporting laws that apply when adolescents disclose dating violence in a medical setting. It explains the parameters of the law, highlighting what the law mandates in terms of confidentiality and reporting; what the law leaves to the discretion of providers; and where the Team may need to seek further clarification regarding the law. The document is intended solely to inform development of a comprehensive best practice model for adolescent settings.
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault provides resources to organizations and individuals committed to ending sexual violence. Their teen dating violence program features up-to-date information, online discussions, and announcements on ARA prevention.
California Women’s Law Center is a social, economic and political justice group that focuses on gender discrimination, violence against women, women’s health and reproductive justice. This brief includes statistics on the prevalence of ARA and ways of preventing it.
Love is Not Abuse is a program that provides information and tools that men, women, children, and teens can use to learn about relationship violence. The site features teen-specific information on ways to identify, stop and prevent ARA.
Peace Over Violence is a social service agency that targets underserved groups like Latinas, Deaf, Disabled and Elder, LGBTQ, and Youth. Their In Touch With Teens program was developed in response to the growing awareness of violence in teen relationships.
Choose Respect is an initiative to help adolescents form healthy relationships and prevent dating abuse before it starts. The program is designed to motivate adolescents to challenge harmful beliefs about dating abuse.