New York Times: Middle School Matters for Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships and Preventing Dating Abuse
The New York Times drew national attention to dating abuse and what middle school programs are doing to prevent through a feature and a parenting blog post. New York Times reporter Jan Hoffman focuses on Start Strong Idaho, one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships grantees, which targets 11- to 14-year-olds and engages the entire community in innovative ways to promote healthy relationships and stop dating violence and abuse before it starts. New York Times Learning Network followed with a blog post, “What Advice Would You Give to Someone Who Just Started Dating?”
Read the articles and comment on the blog posts to raise the national profile of dating abuse prevention and deepen the dialogue!
- “A Warning To Teenagers Before They Start Dating” New York Times feature
- “Are Single-Sex Groups Better for Preventing Dating Violence?” New York Times Motherlode blog
- “What Advice Would You Give to Someone Who Just Started Dating” New York Times Learning Network
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Study of 7th-Grader Students’ Teen Dating Violence Behaviors and Risk Factors
Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the Blue Shield of California Foundation and Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund).