Investing in healthy teen relationships and a future without violence.
The Center for Healthy Teen Relationships promotes healthy relationship skills as a way to prevent adolescent relationship abuse and sexual assault by engaging and educating young people, parents/caregivers, and adult influencers, promoting positive social norms, and policy to create sustainability.
The Center for Healthy Teen Relationships empowers and helps young people to build the social emotional skills for healthy relationships based on equality, respect, and trust.
In 2014 the Center for Healthy Teen Relationships released a model school policy, (Idaho Model Secondary School Policy Adolescent Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response) as a tool to help school districts in addressing prevention and response to adolescent relationship abuse and sexual assault.
The Center for Healthy Teen Relationships is currently working on a State-level initiative focused on intimate partner violence and the implementation and evaluation of primary prevention strategies that address the structural determinants of health at the societal and community levels of the social ecology model.
The State Leadership Team is working with Public School Districts around the State to implement the Idaho Model School Policy on Adolescent Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response. In addition to the school district the leadership team is working with healthcare providers and Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Programs to improve safety and health outcomes for survivors of adolescent relationship abuse and sexual assault in Idaho.
The local team (Ada Communities for Healthy Adolescent Relationships Committee) is working in the Borah neighborhood with Borah High School, West Junior High and South Junior High and youth serving community and faith based organizations in implementing comprehensive prevention strategies to address adolescent relationship abuse and sexual assault.
The overarching purpose of this initiative is to create a comprehensive prevention and response system for adolescent relationship abuse and sexual assault in schools and communities across Idaho.