|Title||Teen Dating Violence: Old Disease in a New World|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Murray A, Azzinaro I|
|Journal||Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine|
|Type of Article||Journal|
|Keywords||Adolescent Medicine, emergency medicine, Intimate partner violence, teen dating violence|
Teen dating violence (TDV) is an underrecognized and significant public health problem that affects millions of adolescents each year. Many teens seek care in the emergency department (ED) for their injuries due to TDV, and are at risk for negative short- and long-term outcomes. With a better understanding by ED clinicians of normal adolescent development, as well as the impact of TDV on the health and safety of teen patients, the ED setting can serve as an effective site for both intervention and violence prevention. This article provides an overview of the importance of this issue, the impact of technology and social media on TDV, and best practices for ED screening, documentation, and referral.