Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $290,000)
This award is funded as one of a cohort of related projects directed at (1) developing and implementing community initiatives that promote child and youth safety; (2) providing resources and expertise to assist communities develop effective public awareness strategies about child and youth safety; and (3) raising public awareness about these issues at the local and national level. The two-fold purpose of this program is to support demonstration projects in multiple communities and to leverage the investment in those communities by developing public awareness campaigns that disseminate the safety messages of the local projects to the broadest possible audience. This project will further the mission of the Child Protection Division by implementing program elements and producing deliverables as agreed upon in the project plan to be approved by OJJDP.
The Public Health Institute, CA Adolescent Health Collaborative, will implement the Healthcare Education, Assessment & Response Tool for Teen Relationships (HEART) Primer and Training Project. Under the HEART Primer and Training Project, providers across California will learn to identify and to respond to teen dating violence among their patients. Training to assess and intervene around teen dating violence issues will increase teen safety and reduce violent victimization and perpetration. CA/NCF