Start Strong Idaho: Building Healthy Teen Relationships is an initiative in southwest Idaho to promote healthy teen relationships and prevent teen dating violence by helping 11- to 14-year-olds develop healthy and safe relationship knowledge and skills. It is part of the Start Strong Initiative, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the Family Violence Prevention Fund.
In this interview, Kelly Miller from the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence and Laura Hampikian, a teen advisor for Start Strong Idaho, talk about a survey about teenage dating violence they gave to teens waiting to see the film New Moon on it’s premier night in Boise, Idaho. By focusing on Team Respect, the film gave them an opportunity to talk to teens and the media about healthy teen relationships.
- New Moon Audience Survey
- Press Releases Nov. 18, 2009 – Southwest Idaho teens spark innovative approach to promoting healthy relationships.
- Press Releases Nov. 20, 2009 – Southwest Idaho 11- to 14-year-old teens report controlling and self-destructive behaviors and a willingness to give up everything as signs of true love.