Initiative Description: A brief relationship abuse education and counseling intervention in school health centers (SHCs). A team of practitioners, violence prevention advocates, and researchers developed the SHARP clinical guidelines,21 training slides, and a palm-size brochure that discusses healthy relationships, how to help a friend, and Adolescent Relationship Abuse resources.Provider discussion of healthy and unhealthy relationships was integrated into each clinical encounter with the provision of the palm-size brochure to every patient regardless of reason for visit.
Study Results: Improved recognition of sexual coercion
Reference: Miller, E., Goldstein, S., McCauley, H. L., Jones, K. A., Dick, R. N., Jetton, J., & … Tancredi, D. J. (2015). A school health center intervention for abusive adolescent relationships: A cluster rct. Pediatrics, 135(1), 76-85. doi:10.1542/peds.2014 2471
Level of Evidence: Very Good