OVW Rural Technical Assistance — Center for Healthy Teen Relationships

The Center for Healthy Teen Relationships provides technical assistance for the prevention of adolescent relationship abuse, stalking, and sexual assault for Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) Rural grantees.

The Center for Healthy Teen Relationships offers on-site training and capacity building, provides youth-led communications materials to Rural grantees through its statewide initiative, hosts and conducts TeenThreads, which are web-based trainings, on topics that inform the work and build capacity of OVW Rural grantees to create a catalytic collaboration to engage and educate youth, engage and educate parents and caregivers, educators, and other important youth-influencers, develop model policy, and create youth-led communications and positive social norms marketing.

Learn about the 2018 We Choose All of Us campaign materials – posters, brochures, vinyl clings, and more – for your community or school here.

Building Capacity

The Idaho Coalition Center for Healthy Teen Relationships works to build the capacity of OVW Rural grantees to design and implement multifaceted primary prevention programs through technical assistance and training.

To learn more contact Kelly Miller at .


Idaho Coalition Advisors

  • Linda Chamberlain, PhD MPH, Director of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project, is an epidemiologist specializing in adolescent brain development.
  • David S. Lee, MPH, Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), manages Prevention Connection and CALCASA technical assistance on prevention to California Rape Crisis Centers, including the MyStrength campaign.
  • Debbie Lee, Senior Vice President for the Futures Without Violence, is the Deputy Director, National Program Office Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships.
  • Casey Corcoran, M.Ed., Project Director, Futures Without Violence, Engaging Men, and former Director of the Start Strong Initiative at the Boston Public Health Commission, has worked on comprehensive community-based interventions.
  • Barri Rosenbluth, LCSW, Director of the SafePlace “Expect Respect” Program and Start Strong Austin, has 20 years of experience developing curricula and school policy and coauthored the Expect Respect Program Manual, Date Smart/ Boys and Girls Clubs of America; Love: All That and More for the FaithTrust Institute, and contributed to Choose Respect.