Initiative to increase referrals to intimate partner violence/teen dating violence resources at a school based health center: a quality improvement project Public Deposited

Intimate partner violence (IPV) in adolescents is a significant public health problem affecting millions of American youth with profound lifelong impacts on both physical and mental health. In Oregon, more than 1 in 8 students experience teen dating violence before age 18 (Oregon Department of Education, n.d.). School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are medical clinics within schools that provide primary healthcare services to students. Early intervention strategies in adolescence are crucial for ending teen dating violence (TDV); and health care-based interventions provide an opportunity to mitigate partner violence and adverse health outcomes in these individuals. This quality improvement project was implemented at a SBHC within a high school in Portland, Oregon utilizing visual media, including posters with QR codes, as an educational intervention to inform students about IPV services available through the SBHC and improve student referrals to these services.

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  • 2023
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