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Promoting Healthy Relationships to Prevent Teen Dating Violence and Abuse among Latinos

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Hispanic and black high-school students suffer a higher prevalence of dating violence.

In honor of February being National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, we urge you to check out a new video from Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships.

The Start Strong program targets 11- to 14-year-olds in several U.S. cities to promote healthy relationships among young adolescents to stop the violence before it starts.

The program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and in its fifth year, already has reached thousands of youths through education, community engagement, policy change, communications and social marketing. It also educates and engages parents, teachers, counselors, coaches and older teens to help younger adolescents develop positive, healthy relationship behaviors and attitudes.

The video focuses heavily on Latino students.

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