Document Type



Doctor of Nursing Practice



Date of Defense


Graduate Advisor

Laura Kuensting


Anne Thatcher

Kara Dalton


Problem Adolescents are at risk for experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV). As early as seventh grade, over half of adolescents have reported being in a romantic relationship. Adolescent screening for and education of IPV is minimal, and only the Healthy Relationships Quiz developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] screens young adolescents across all aspects of IPV, including psychological and sexual violence. The purpose of this project was to develop an IPV education plan for high school students in a health course.

Methods An educational lesson plan for IPV was created for high school teachers.

Results An interactive presentation using Mentimeter software was used. Information included recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about healthy relationships and screening for IPV.

Implications for Practice Faculty who teach high school health courses are welcome to use this lesson plan in the classroom to educate adolescents about healthy relationships and to recognize signs of IPV.