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New York Times: Middle School Matters for Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships and Preventing Dating Abuse

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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!

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).