At a birthday party there are two ice cream choices: vanilla, chocolate. There is one ice cream scooper. The outspoken/direct communicators have taken the scooper and are using it to get chocolate ice cream. The quiet/reserved communicator doesn’t like
Dear Teen, Youth Council Member, or Young Person:
Do you have aspirations to be published? We are looking for bloggers interested in writing to adults in Indiana about issues that affect you. If you are a youth (age 12-20) in Indiana then we are interested in publishing your writing! You do not need to be a member of ICADV Youth Council or a youth group to submit blog posts. Please visit this page to see posts written by the ICADV Youth Council to get an idea of the kinds of subjects we like to publish. Be creative!Topics include, but aren’t limited to:
- What support and advice teens want/need from adults
- Supportive and nurturing relationships
- Dating in a digital world
- Gender and sexuality norms change
- Breaking up respectfully
We welcome your thoughts on all manner of relationship subjects you think adults need to read, but we want to avoid posts oriented around “risk reduction,” such as how to stay safe during a date.
Post Requirements & Checklist:☐ Posts should be at least 200 words and no more than 1000 words; however, subjects longer than this can be turned into a series. ☐ Make sure your posts are in your own words and are factually correct. You may want to run your post by a mentor or other adult before submitting for publishing. ☐ Photos, graphs, and charts are encouraged, but be sure to credit any sources that aren’t your own. ☐ We would like to include a picture of you and your name, so please consider submitting a picture of yourself along with your post. ☐ Every piece of writing submitted by a person under the age of 18 must also contain guardian consent (Call4Blogger).
After submitting to the email address listed below, posts will be subject to approval and light proofreading before publication. For submissions or more information, please e-mail Cierra Olivia Thomas-Williams, Prevention Specialist, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) at email@example.com.Very truly yours, C
Cierra Olivia Thomas-Williams
Prevention Specialist Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV)
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