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Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships Online Toolkit


The free online tool kit provides resources and tips from Start Strong on successful healthy relationships programming, such as:

  • Strategies for using popular culture to engage youth
  • How to leverage social media in healthy relationship education
  • Creative ways to engage parents and other youth influencers
  • Information about why middle school matters for preventing teen dating violence
Users can walk through insights, prevention strategies, advice, and inspiring experiences from the Start Strong sites that can be utilized by educators, health professionals, violence prevention practitioners, community leaders, and anyone who works with youth, to promote healthy relationships among middle schoolers. Middle school is a critical time and this toolkit can be a resource for building healthy relationships and preventing teen dating violence in communities nationwide.

Primary Toolkit:

Injury & Violence Prevention Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Adolescents, Injury Prevention, Policies, School, Violence, Vulnerable Populations


Institutional Author:

Futures Without Violence





The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.