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Healthy Starts, Healthy Hearts: Understanding and Addressing Adolescent Relationship Abuse

All young people deserve to thrive. Adolescent relationship abuse, defined as a pattern of controlling behaviors used to gain power in an intimate relationship, can negatively impact adolescents’ physical and mental wellbeing. To develop and maintain healthy relationships, adolescents need support from a range of systems, including their schools, health providers, and communities. These supports can partner to prevent, identify, and respond to adolescent relationship abuse. Our new resource, Healthy Starts, Healthy Starts: Understanding and Addressing Adolescent Relationship Abuse, is designed to help health centers collaborate with schools and community organizations to promote healthy relationships and better serve adolescents impacted by relationship abuse.

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