February 3, 2021
The Start Strong program out of Boston, MA is an internationally recognized high school peer leadership program that aims to prevent teen sexual and dating violence, as well as promote healthy relationships. It is highly innovative and really focuses on the promoting social norms and teaching skill section of the CDC’s in order to prevent sexual and teen dating violence. Start Strong works with high school kids covering a wide variety of topic including healthy relationships, deconstructing popular culture to determine appropriate social norms and encourage critical thinking, consent and communication.
Preventionist Deb Bonner talks to Teakia Brown, Start Strong Program Manger, about how the program works and its successes.
Start Strong The Halls (web series) Tools and Resources for Start Strong