Promoting Healthy Adolescent Relationships in Pediatric Clinical Settings

August 11, 2023

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Target Audience

Primary care physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, substance use disorder professionals, or clinic staff who support behavioral health services.


Led by a panel of behavioral health experts, Behavioral Health ECHO helps participants learn best practices for treating common mental health conditions and connect with peers from around the state to discuss and learn best practices in identifying and treating behavioral health issues. The curriculum is delivered at no cost through case-based learning strategies via video conferencing technology.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the impact of adolescent relationship abuse (ARA) on adolescents’ health and well-being.
  2. Apply healing-centered engagement to address the issue of adolescent relationship abuse within healthcare settings.
  3. Review how to support adolescents who may disclose they are experiencing ARA.


Maya Indira Ragavan, MD, MPH, MS

Associate Vice Chair of Diversity Equity and Inclusion Research, Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Ragavan is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics. She completed medical school at Northwestern University, a pediatric residency from Stanford Children's Hospital, and a general academic pediatric fellowship from Boston Medical Center. Her research interests focus on preventing intimate partner violence (IPV) by supporting IPV survivors in pediatric healthcare settings and examining the impact of cultural and structural racism on IPV survivors and their families. She also does work on engaging parents in supporting their adolescent-age children in developing healthy romantic relationships. She is deeply passionate about stakeholder involvement, and most of her research is conducted in partnership with community-based organizations. She also is interested in language equity in research and focuses her work on non-English speaking communities. 

Dr. Ragavan is currently funded by Clinical and Translational Science Scholars KL2 where she has developed an innovative community-academic collaboration to design a parent-adolescent dating violence prevention program for Hispanic and Latino adolescents and their parents. She also is PI or co-I on several community-partnered projects, including developing a youth research advisory board for Latinx youth, understanding the COVID-19 vaccine experience of immigrant and refugee communities, and examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on IPV survivors. Dr. Ragavan also practices general pediatrics at the Primary Care Center in Oakland and with the Salud Para Niños program.

Education and Training

  • BA, Psychology, Northwestern University
  • MD, Northwestern University
  • MPH, Northwestern University
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
  • Fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.50 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/11/2023 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
08/11/2023 - 1:30pm CDT

Accreditation Statements

  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Primary Care Association. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live, online activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.5 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Julie Baker, MPA, CHCEF - Planning Committee Member
  • Kristi Barslou - Activity Coordinator
  • Tiffany Conroy, LISW - Moderator
  • Bery Engebretsen, MD - Activity Director
  • Nicolas Foss, EdD, MS, IADC, ICGC-II, BACC - Planning Committee Member
  • Nicole Gastala, MD - Planning Committee Member
  • Janice Landy, MD - Planning Committee Member
  • Danielle O'Brien-Day, LMHC, NCC - Planning Committee Member
  • Elizabeth Rosa - Activity Coordinator and Moderator
  • Andrea Storjohann MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, CADC - Planning Committee Member
  • Megan Westerly, MSN, RN - Activity Director, Coordinator and Planning Committee Member
  • Maya Indira Ragavan, MD, MPH, MS - Speaker


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.50 IBON


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