The Halls tells the stories of teenagers in Boston, and their struggles with relationships, trauma, masculinity, LGBTQ+ acceptance, and their own identities. Watch and explore these teens' journeys through The Halls!
At Start Strong, our hope is that through storytelling, the web-series inspires viewers to critically think and challenge themselves about all the messages that we are fed by media about how young people are taught to act in relationships and to free themselves to engage in positive alternatives. In partnership with Beyond Measure Productions and Casa Myrna, we created a web-series, discussion guide, and pre/post-evaluations to provide a coordinated community response that supports child, youth, and young adult survivors. The Boston Public Health Commission seeks not only to work to prevent gender based violence but to also promote healthy relationships amongst adolescent populations.
The Halls web-series is co-funded by the Office on Violence Against Women's (OVW) Engaging Men in Preventing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program and the Office on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Defending Childhood Initiative. The program is designed to engage young men in conversation to end gender-based violence against women and girls. The Boston Public Health Commission seeks not only to work to prevent gender-based violence, but to also promote healthy relationships amongst adolescent populations. This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-CY-AX-0005 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, finding, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.