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Creating a Window for Teen Dating Violence Prevention Policies Within the Start Strong Initiative

Examines policy developments within an 11-site Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships initiative supported implemented from 2008 through 2012 to reduce teen dating violence (TDV) by promoting healthy relationship skills among middle school students. Established merit of a three-streamed approach to policy advocacy, development and enactment that shows significant promise for parallel policy work in related initiatives.

Teen Dating Violence - What Do We Know About Dating Violence from Adolescence into Young Adulthood?

Provides newly emerging information from two longitudinal studies about the progression of dating violence in the period between adolescence and early adulthood. Following the research presentations, there will be a presentation on the practitioner perspective on how the research findings can be used to prevent the continuation of dating violence victimization.


Presents a Florida-based website that is designed to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.  While it provides information on Florida-based treatment centers, it gives valuable information to youth, parents and adults about addiction and treatment options.

Suicide Safe: The Suicide Prevention App for Health Care Providers

Shares information about SAMHSA's "Suicide Safe" free app that helps healthcare providers, in particular primary care providers, integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice and address suicide risk among their patients. Key features include patient and provider educational material, treatment locator, sample cases, and conversation starters.

Get KnowBullying, the Free App from SAMHSA that Can Prevent Bullying.

Shares information about SAMHSA's "KnowBullying" free app that can help parents talk their children about bullying. This app features strategies to prevent bullying for ages 3-6, 7-13, and teens; lists of warning signs to recognize if children are engaged in bullying, being bullied, or witnessing bullying; reminders to talk; and strategies for using social media to share success stories and offer advice. 


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