Healing-centered and Youth Driven Care for Adolescents Exposed to Violence

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Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Time: 11am PT / 12pm MT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET 60 minutes

This webinar will be presented in English with Spanish and ASL interpretation. / Este seminario web se presentará en inglés con interpretación en español.

Description: Health center staff who work with adolescents may struggle to address the harms youth have experienced, including how to prevent and mitigate the consequences of such harm. In this webinar, we aim to lift up youth strengths to help develop environments and conversations that center relational healing and support. Join us to consider the layered complexities of harms in young people’s lives, resilience, and systems transformation to promote thriving youth. 

Despite the potential lifetime impacts, economic abuse has been long overlooked among teen dating partnerships. Knowing what is at stake, Futures Without Violence in partnership with The Allstate Foundation and in collaboration with University of Pittsburgh, surveyed nearly 3,000 teens to explore how economic abuse – from disrupting education to interfering with employment to financial control – shows up in their relationships. Findings have implications for adolescent health settings and patient/provider interactions. In addition to featuring faculty from Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation, this webinar will feature a panel of young people who are survivors of these kinds of complexities.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the concept of “Healing-centered and Youth Driven Care” in the context of adolescents exposed to harm and abuse

  2. Analyze intersections of economic abuse, poverty, and exposure to violence and trauma

  3. List two actions that can impact structural competency when serving adolescents

  4. Name a universal education tool for adolescent health settings that focuses on adverse childhood experiences (ACES) including intimate partner violence (IPV)


  1. Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, (she/her), Chief of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC, Consultant, Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation 

  2. Rebecca Levenson, MA, (she/her) Consultant, Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation

Questions? Send an email to Camila Sanchez Tejada at csanchez@futureswithoutviolence.org