Interpersonal Youth Violence

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Welcome to the training on Interpersonal Youth Violence provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).


The goal of this module is to introduce Texas Health Steps providers and other health-care professionals to the prevalence of interpersonal youth violence, how it manifests itself in adolescents, and methods to prevent and screen for its impact on health.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Specify three manifestations of violence in young people.
  2. Evaluate violence prevention strategies recommended for use by primary care providers.
  3. Identify one leading cause of violence-related death for adolescents in Texas.
  4. Distinguish two factors that differentiate cyberbullying from traditional bullying.
  5. Evaluate two comorbidities that commonly occur in children who are bullied.
  6. Identify two warning signs of sibling aggression.
  7. Using a case study, evaluate a provider’s ethical responsibility to respond to an adolescent patient who is a perpetrator of interpersonal violence.
  8. Recognize one red flag of teenage dating violence.
  9. Describe three non-physical examples of relationship violence.
  10. Recognize one strategy for assessing adolescents for potentially risky sexual behavior.
  11. Distinguish the legal implications of sexting.

All data presented in the module reflect the most recent year for available data.

Please note this module expires on 9/4/2017.

This module includes a pre-test, post-test, and course evaluation. You must take the pre-test before beginning the course. After completing the course, you must take a post-test and score at least 75 percent to pass. After passing the post-test and completing the course evaluation, you will be able to print a certificate of completion.

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