Start Strong: Lessons Learned from A Four-Year Initiative to Promote Healthy Relationships and Prevent Teen Dating Violence.

Publication Year: 
2013
Corporate Author: 
Futures Without Violence.

Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships was a four-year, $18 million initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with Blue Shield of California Foundation to target 11- to- 14-year-olds and rally entire communities to promote healthy relationships as the way to prevent teen dating violence and abuse. Eleven diverse communities across the United States utilized a variety of collaborative strategies to engage youth, parents and other influencers in the effort to foster healthy relationship skills in young teens. Hear about lessons learned from the Start Strong experience on this webpage. (Author abstract modified)