Tweeting for Teens: A Recap of Our #NCFYchat on Dating Abuse and Pregnacy Prevention
The Family & Youth Services Bureau works to end teen pregnancy and dating violence. So on February 27, social workers, program administrators and youth advocates joined FYSB's National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth on Twitter to discuss the connection between teen dating abuse and pregnancy. Co-hosted by anti-dating violence advocate Break the Cycle, "Building Healthy Relationships: Collaborating on Teen Dating Violence and Pregnancy Prevention" drew more than 120 participants.
Throughout the chat, NCFY and Break the Cycle posed questions on topics like healthy-relationship building and the need for collaboration. This format opened the floor for individuals and national experts like the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence to chime in with their insights and resources.
Couldn't make it to the Twitter chat? We've shared some of the top tweets below. You can also read the full text of the chat by logging into Twitter and searching for #NCFYchat.
On how family- and youth-serving organizations can promote healthy relationships:
A2: The best time to prepare your son or daughter to develop healthy relationships is before dating begins. #NCFYchat— Futures w/o Violence (@WithoutViolence) February 27, 2014
A2. Don't just tell them certain behaviors are unhealthy but walk through WHY they are unhealthy and give positive alternatives #NCFYchat— Rosa (@_rosaleeb) February 27, 2014
On skills young people need to make positive relationship decisions:
On collaborations to prevent both adolescent pregnancy and teen dating violence:
A4.2 Health care professionals who provide sexual & reproductive services should routinely screen adolescents for dating violence. #NCFYchat— BreaktheCycleDV (@BreaktheCycleDV) February 27, 2014