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One in five teen girls has experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of a partner. A new webinar by the Office of Adolescent Heath walks youth workers through how to promote healthy relationships among young girls. Facilitators from Futures Without Violence (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund) say that helping teens identify healthy and unhealthy patterns in relationships should be part of routine care. They define reproductive coercion and describe strategies for identifying and responding to intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion among teens.