Teen workshop on Wednesday: “Chase Your Goals, Not a Post”

Monica Valdes Lupi

BOSTON—The day-long “Chase Your Goals, Not a Post” seems like a super summit for teenagers (and even their parents) on Wednesday, July 26, at Simmons College in Boston. It is organized by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).

BPHC will host more than 200 teens for the eighth Annual Breakup Summit. The daylong summit will be centered on the impact social media has on breakups. Workshops at the summit were created and will be delivered by teenaged Start Strong Peer Leaders.

Youth participants will have the opportunity to attend the “Breakups 101” course, which will cover basic skills to ensure a healthier breakup, and will participate in a variety of elective workshops.

Monica Valdes Lupi

Adults will follow a separate track on preventing revenge pornography, which is the posting of revealing or sexually explicit images or videos of a person on the Internet, typically by a former sexual partner and without consent. The adult workshop will outline the personal and legal consequences that revenge pornography has on young people.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

TIME: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., programming begins at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Simmons College, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center (3rd floor)

300 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

WHO: Monica Valdes Lupi, JD, MPH, Executive Director, BPHC

The Boston Public Health Commission, the country’s oldest health department, is an independent public agency providing a wide range of health services and programs. It is governed by a seven-member board of health appointed by the Mayor of Boston. The Commission’s more than 40 programs are grouped into six bureaus: Child, Adolescent & Family Health; Community Health Initiatives; Homeless Services; Infectious Disease; Recovery Services; and Emergency Medical Services.

Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships is a program of BPHC’s Child, Adolescent & Family Health Bureau aimed at ending teen dating violence by working with 11 to 18-year-olds. Start Strong is an innovative, grassroots effort focused on preventing teen dating violence and abuse by actively promoting healthy relationships.


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