Building healthy teen, vampire, and werewolf relationships

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(13 min) 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.

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Chad Sniffen

Chad Keoni Sniffen has been the Prevention Services Coordinator for CALCASA since September of 2006. He provides training and technical assistance on prevention-related topics to California’s rape crisis centers and rape prevention programs. He also works on CALCASA’s PreventConnect Project, the MyStrength Campaign, and other CALCASA projects.

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  • ashley October 19, 2011, 12:53 PM

    Love this idea of the third choice! Creative!!! We should always be thinking outside the box like this when it comes to media. It seems less aggressive to say “team respect” rather than “twilight is bad, and blah blah teens shoulndn’t watch it”