Center for Healthy Teen Relationships
Investing in healthy teen relationships and a future without violence.
The Center for Healthly 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.
Learn about the 2015 Our Gender Revolution campaign materials – posters, brochures, vinyl clings, and more – for your community or school here.
2014 Love What’s Real
ChalkHeart LIVE and Statewide
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.
- Learning Communities
- Domestic & Sexual Violence Programs
- Youth Organizations
- Capacity Building Trainings
- Fourth R Curriculum
- The Idaho Coalition is promoting the implementation of the Fourth R 7th or 8th grade curricula to teach healthy relationship knowledge and skills. Fourth R Master Trainers are available to teach the Fourth R Curricula at no cost to your school.
- If you are interested contact Kimberly Matulonis at
Social Change Campaigns
- Idaho Department of Education – Lisa Kramer, School Health Coordinator
- Idaho Department of Health & Welfare – Mercedes Muñoz, MPA, Manager Sexual Violence Prevention, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Bureau of Community & Environmental Health
- St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center/Children’s Hospital – Sherry Iverson, RN, Director and Director of Women’s & Children’s Education at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center
- American Academy of Pediatrics – Idaho Chapter – Sherry Iverson, RN, Director and Director of Women’s & Children’s Education at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center
- Idaho School Counselors Association – John Ruprecht, President
- Idaho Children’s Trust Fund – Roger Sherman, Executive Director
- Nampa Family Justice Center
- Central District Health Department
- Treasure Valley YMCA
- Idaho Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Programs
- Eastern Idaho Public Health
- Upstream Prevention Concepts, Kaili McCray, PhD, MPH, MHE
- Health Educator, Patti Bellan, MA, Riverglen Junior High
- Academic Advisor, Lisa Bostaph, PhD
- Boise School District
- City of Boise
- Idaho Youth Ranch
- Women’s and Children’s Alliance
- Treasure Valley YMCA
- North Central Public Health District
- Panhandle Health District
- Southwest District Health
- South Central Public Health District
- South Eastern Public Health
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County
- FACES Family Justice Center
- National Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866-331-9474 (1-866-331-84 53 TTY), visit www.loveisrespect.org, or chat online from 4pm-12am CST. Launch the live chat by clicking LIVE CHAT bubble.
Idaho Coalition Publications