The Health Care Provider's Role in Addressing Adolescent Relationship Abuse.
Adolescent relationship abuse (ARA) is highly prevalent across all sociodemographic groups with negative outcomes in multiple domains of health. Using a healing-centered engagement approach, health care providers can support healthy adolescent relationships and connect ARA survivors to resources and supports to ensure health and well-being. Essential components of health care support for adolescents experiencing ARA include validation of disclosure, assessing safety, a warm hand-off to advocacy resources, addressing immediate and long-term health needs, and connection to a trusted adult. Informing adolescents about limits of confidentiality and use of shared decision-making after ARA disclosure recognizes adolescents' lived experiences and emerging autonomy.
Pediatric clinics of North America
Adolescent relationship abuse; Control; Healing-centered engagement; Power; Reproductive coercion; Teen dating violence; Violence prevention
Jarvis L, Randell KA. The Health Care Provider's Role in Addressing Adolescent Relationship Abuse. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2023;70(6):1087-1102. doi:10.1016/j.pcl.2023.06.006