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​​​​​​Start Strong, a program at the Boston Public Health Commission, is an internationally recognized high school peer leadership program that aims to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships. In Real Love Real Talk, teens and adults come together to have critical conversations around consent, communication, and how popular media impacts our relationships.

Visit us at www.thehallsboston.com or e-mail us at startstrongbphc@gmail.com to learn more
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Real Love Real Talk Start Strong

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​​​​​​Start Strong, a program at the Boston Public Health Commission, is an internationally recognized high school peer leadership program that aims to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships. In Real Love Real Talk, teens and adults come together to have critical conversations around consent, communication, and how popular media impacts our relationships.

Visit us at www.thehallsboston.com or e-mail us at startstrongbphc@gmail.com to learn more
Take our survey https://forms.gle/fHzWSBRTLskUtzQH6

    RESPECTfully

    RESPECTfully

    Today we are joined by Rebekah from the Lt.Gov RESPECTfully campaign 

    The campaign’s key message is that everyone deserves respect, honesty, and open communication. To learn more tap the links below and follow them at @Respectfullyma on instagram and tiktok and take the RESPECTfully Pledge (mass.gov/respectfullypledge)

    RESPECTfully Quiz: mass.gov/respectfullyquiz

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    https://forms.gle/6CmHhq5YXFxv1tKk9


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    • 18 min
    LGBTQ Relationships and Supports with Boston Glass

    LGBTQ Relationships and Supports with Boston Glass

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    Keep in touch with Shaq LGBTQ+ Youth Services Manager at Boston Glass

    Instagram: boston_glass

    www.jri.org/glass |

    www.facebook.com/BostonGLASS75/

    Ways to get support at Schools

    BCLA - Alejandro Castro

    BLA - Emily Farmer

    BLS - Danielle Murray

    O’Bryant - Chelsea Skone

    Office of Equity - Carmen Fonseca (cfonseca2@bostonpublicschools.org) for help with Aspen name changes, and misgendering at school


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    • 16 min
    How to Help a Friend

    How to Help a Friend

    Today our host Isa and and Peer Leader Malaika have a thoughtful conversation about to "How to Help a Friend" in an unhealthy or abusive relationship.  

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    Please check out all of the mentioned resources below

    Local-In Boston 

    Casa Myrna

    https://casamyrna.org/get-support/

    - SafeLink hotline advocates are multilingual, and all calls to SafeLink are free, confidential and anonymous. 1-877-785-2020

    Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

    BARCC.org

     -hotline by phone 24-7 at 800-841-8371 or web chat 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. every day. The hotline is free and confidential, and our web chat hotline works on mobile browsers.

    The Network/La Red

    https://www.tnlr.org/en/24-hour-hotline/

     24-hour hotline provides confidential emotional support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender (LGBQ/T) folks. Call  800-832-1901

    National 

    Love is Respect 

    https://www.loveisrespect.org/

    You can  Text: loveis to 22522 or call  1.866.331.9474 


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    • 31 min
    Rape Culture

    Rape Culture

    On today's episode Start Strong Teens and Members of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) Youth Leadership Corps come together to talk about free services teens can access at BARCC, how to help a friend that may be in an unsafe relationship, as well as the importance of ending rape culture. 

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    More Info on BARCC

    BARCC mission is to end sexual violence through healing and social change.

    BARCC provides free, confidential support and services to survivors of sexual violence ages 12 and up and their families and friends. They work with survivors of all genders, and our goal is to empower survivors to heal and seek justice in ways that are meaningful to them.

    You can reach the hotline by phone 24-7 at 800-841-8371 or web chat 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. every day.


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    • 16 min
    Communication and Boundary Setting

    Communication and Boundary Setting

    Learn about communication style and how create healthy boundaries a relationships with Mental Health Professional and Senior Training Manager Benjamin Rasado. Hosted by Start Strong Alum Isa and Peer Leaders Camron and Fredrick.



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    • 31 min
    All About Consent

    All About Consent

    In the this episode Start Strong Peer Leaders Scania and Hannah take a deep dive into the world of Consent with Meagan Hemeon Program Director of Health Resource Center.

    Stay in touch with Meagan and the Health Resource Center on Tiktok and on their website  

    tiktok @youth_ish

    Website https://www.bphc.org/whatwedo/Teens/health-resource-center/Pages/health-resource-center.aspx

    Websites Meagan mentioned 

    https://sexetc.org

    https://sexetc.org/action-center/sex-in-the-states/

    Youtube Channel 

    Sexplanations hosted by Dr. Lindsey Doe.



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    • 23 min

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