Healthy Relationship Initiative

Revere CARES established the Healthy Relationship Initiative, recommended by the Healthy Adolescent Relationship Task Force, based on the results of the MGH CCHI Revere Community Health Assessment in 2012.

The Healthy Relationship Initiative seeks to prevent/reduce early initiation of sexual activity, sexually transmitted diseases, and teen pregnancy as well as prevent dating/domestic violence.  To address these issues, the Initiative will focus on the development of a comprehensive out-of-school plan for middle and high school youth and the adoption of a city-wide youth asset development model; address curriculum issues and gaps in additional prevention and intervention services; and develop a social marketing campaign.  Throughout the process, the Initiative will work to increase community capacity and readiness.

 

The Initiative began as the Healthy Relationship Task Force, a partnership between the City of Revere, Revere Public Schools, and MGH CCHI/Revere CARES.  The goal of the partnership is to reduce teen pregnancy, STDs, and dating violence.  To accomplish this goal the group uses a comprehensive systems approach and is presently focusing of increasing structured out of school programming for middle and high school age youth and citywide adoption and implementation of the Youth Developmental Asset Model.

2014 Outcomes:

  • Created the Out of School Time: Middle and High School Community Report
  • Developed the job description for the Healthy Relationship Coordinator
  • Identified the funding to implement the Youth Development Asset model, and identified a consultant to work in partnership on the YDA model implementation

Kitty Bowman

Phone: 781 485-6132
Email: rbowman@partners.org