Healthy Break-Ups and Why They Matter
Break-ups can be messy, painful and drawn-out. These days, they can also be broadcast world-wide with the click of a mouse. Last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine section had an article about the Boston Public Health Commission’s Break Up Summit. At Peace Over Violence’s 3rd Annual Violence-Free Teens Conference,held February 4, 2011, I had the chance to see the discussion of “face it, don’t facebook it” in action in front of a room of youth and adults. Casey Corcoran, Director of Start Strong Boston at the Boston Public Health Commission, and Start Strong Peer Leader, Nathaniel Brewer, explored what a healthy teen break-up looks like, feels like and sounds like as well as helped participants gain new skills and a better understanding of how break-ups can affect future relationships.