By David Lee on February 25, 2011

New CDC initiative to promote healthy teen relationships

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just released a Request For Applications for its new initiative Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships. Up to four local, city, or county health departments will receive funding to implement the comprehensive teen dating violence prevention initiative in high-risk, urban communities.

Each funded community will implement the following activities in 5-6 schools:

  • CDC-developed student curricula that will be implemented in 6th and 7th grade
  • Safe Dates which will be implemented in 8th grade
  • CDC-adapted Parents Matter! (adapted for use with teen dating violence) that will be implemented with parents/caregivers of students in 6th-7th grade
  • Families for Safe Dates that will be implemented with parents/caregivers of students in 8th grade

Click here to get the funding opportunity announcement.

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David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project PreventConnect, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 27 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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