FYSB Releases Adolescent Relationship Abuse Prevention Toolkit
The Family and Youth Services Bureau has released a new toolkit that walks sexual health educators and other youth workers through the steps of making relationship violence prevention an integral part of their adolescent pregnancy prevention work.
Steps covered by the toolkit include:
- Organizational Readiness and Planning
- Selection and Adaptation of Materials
- Preparing for Implementation
- Monitoring and Evaluation
The link between teen pregnancy and violence has been documented by researchers for two decades. Understanding the dynamics of adolescent relationship abuse and working to prevent it can help adolescent pregnancy prevention projects meet their mission of promoting the sexual health and overall well-being of young people.