Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships: Preventing Teen Dating Violence

Title: Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships: Preventing Teen Dating Violence

Date Recorded: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Description: For one in five U.S. teen girls, the most vivid memories of high school will not be her junior prom or a favorite history teacher. Instead, 20% of teen girls will remember the abuse inflicted by someone they were dating. Teens experiencing dating violence are more likely to suffer long-term negative behavioral and health consequences, including suicide attempts, depression, substance abuse, unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. However, there are interventions that are helping to prevent dating violence, increase safety and improve health. In this session, presenters will give an overview of the research on teen dating violence and its impact on youth, and will offer promising programs on how to respond. Specific clinic interventions will be featured and tools and resources for health care providers, teachers and parents will also be shared. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from community-based providers who have developed culturally responsive prevention and intervention strategies, as well as youth-driven and youth-led prevention programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • List three health consequences for adolescents experiencing relationship abuse
  • Implement a safety card-based intervention to address adolescent relationship abuse in the clinical setting
  • List two strategies for providing culturally-responsive teen dating violence
  • Describe two youth-driven and youth-led teen dating violence prevention resources


  • Erica Monasterio, MN, FNP-BC, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Nursing, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Department of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
  • Mona Farroukh, Adolescent Health Center Programs Supervisor, ACCESS, Community Health & Research Center
  • Jess Alder, Program Manager, Start Strong Boston


  • Social Workers (California MFT, LCSW, LEP, and LPCC)

This course, sponsored by Futures Without Violence (License #5155), meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
For social workers outside of California: This webinar meets the qualifications for continuing education by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. It is your responsibility to determine whether the course meets your state board requirements.

  • Physicians (MD or DO only)

Futures Without Violence’s National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Futures Without Violence designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for receiving CEUs/CME credits:

  1. Register for the webinar
  2. Login to join the live webinar on February 20, 2013. Your login and log out times will be automatically recorded by the online webinar system. To receive full credit, you must participate for the full 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  3. Complete the online evaluation form in its entirety by February 25, 2013 (the link will be provided at the end of the webinar).

Certificate of Completion:
A Certificate of Completion will be provided after steps 1-3 have been completed. Please be sure to include your full name, address, and email in the evaluation form. You will receive an electronic copy of the certificate via email approximately 5-7 business days after receipt of your evaluation form.

Cost of Activity:
There is no cost to receive credit or to participate in this webinar.

Commercial Support:
This activity received no commercial support. This webinar is sponsored by Futures Without Violence’s National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence. The Center is funded by a grant from the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Family & Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Conflict of Interest Declaration:
A Conflict of Interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to effect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship. The planners and presenters of this continuing education activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity.