Resources & Tools


All workshops are free and delivered by trained high school Peer Leaders in addition to an adult staff member. Workshops are a minimum of 60 minutes and are offered as single sessions, modules, or full curricula.

Prevention Workshops

Teen Dating Violence Series

These three prevention-based workshops focus on understanding unhealthy and abusive behaviors. This series is comprised of three individual workshops on the 5 types of abuse, warning signs, and how to help a friend.

Break Up Series
Dealing with breakups is often difficult and rarely discussed. Every year Start Strong hosts a Break Up Summit to create a safe space for young people all around Boston to discuss breakups. Over 50 workshops covering various themes exist. Contact us to find the best workshop for your agency or check out more information on the Break Up Summit here.

Promotion Workshops

Healthy Relationships Series
These four promotion-based workshops focus on building and integrating healthy relationship behaviors into participants' lives. This series is comprised of four individual workshops on communication, conflict resolution, trust, and support.

Media Literacy Workshops

The Halls Web-Series
The Halls is a web-series which uses storytelling as an educational tool to understand nuanced and intersectional behavior to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships.


  • Season 1 tells the stories of three young men in Boston and their struggles sifting through relationships, trauma, masculinity, and their own identities.

  • Season 2 tells the stories of two couples and a survivor of sexual violence as they navigate trauma, identity, boundaries, consent, and healthy relationships.

Sexually Explicit Media Literacy Training
This series helps youth interpret and make sense of the sexually explicit media to which they are exposed. This series is comprised of 9 individual workshops:

  1. Sexually Explicit Media 101

  2. The History of Sexually Explicit Imagery

  3. Norms Related to Violence and Double Standards Regarding Sex

  4. The Adolescent Brain and Porn

  5. Healthy Intimacy

  6. Healthy Flirting, Dating, and Caring for Other People

  7. Commercial Sexual Exploitation

  8. Revenge Pornography

  9. Upstander Behavior

Media Tools
This series provides young people with tools to unpack and analyze how their media diet impacts their behavior, relationships, and ideologies.

  • Sound Nutrition Label: Unpacks the healthy and unhealthy relationship messages teens receive in their lyrical diet

  • The True View Tool: Discuss how visual media (like music videos, television, or movies) portray healthy/unhealthy relationships

  • Reel Binary: Promotes critical thinking towards television shows and movies in how they portray gender.

Adult Workshops

Adult Series
This series covers everything from an overview of Start Strong, youth development, trauma informed practices, and supporting your young people. Content can be created or tailored for your agency.

Start Strong Train the Trainer (one full day training, offered bi-annually)
This six hour, interactive training, will cover youth development, trauma informed practices, supporting our young people, and how to implement Start Strong tools in your programming.

The Halls Train the Trainer (one full day training, offered bi-annually)
This six hour, interactive training, will cover both seasons of THE HALLS. We’ll spend time watching, reviewing the discussion guide, and working with you to discover how to best implement the conversation at your site.

Porn Literacy Train the Trainer (one full day training, offered bi-annually)
This six hour, interactive training, covers our 9 Session Pornography Literacy Curriculum. Participants will learn about our approach/philosophy, review the latest research, and practice the discussion guide. This session costs $300 and includes the curriculum, access to facilitators around the world, and technical assistance.

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