#YouthLeaders Twitter Chat Highlights Efforts to End Teen Dating Violence

Young people looking at a laptop together.

In recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence will facilitate a Twitter chat on youth-led efforts to address the overlap between violence and oppression, or the process of being controlled and silenced.

The Family and Youth Services Bureau, which funds the center, will co-host the February 29 chat, along with a number of partners committed to ending teen dating violence. Participants will learn about partnerships created to tear down systems that encourage dating violence against vulnerable youth, including those who are minority, low-income, runaway or homeless, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning.

Youth leaders will also share their work to end dating violence in their communities, including descriptions of special initiatives and lessons learned.

When: February 29, 2016, at 7 p.m. EST

Who (Co-Hosts): The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (@NationalDVAM) and a number of co-hosts, including:

  • Family and Youth Services Bureau (@FYSBgov)
  • Casa de Esperanza/The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families & Communities (@CasadeEsperanza)
  • National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (@niwrc)
  • Social Work Helper (@swhelpercom)
  • Students Against Violence Everywhere (@NationalSAVE)

See the full list of co-hosts by visiting the event flyer (PDF, 451KB).

Hashtag: #YouthLeaders

Let the hosts know you’re joining: RSVP on Facebook

Learn more before the chat by reading some of our past articles:

"Encourage Teens to Participate in Respect Week 2016"

"5 Ways to Prevent Teen Dating Violence"

"What Makes Youth More Likely to Be Involved in Both Peer and Dating Violence?"

9-5 pm Eastern