Digital Media Use in Youth: A Force for Good or Evil:  Navigating the tensions between risk and opportunity associated with youth digital media use

Digital Media Use in Youth: A Force for Good or Evil: Navigating the tensions between risk and opportunity associated with youth digital media use

 

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Webinar, or In-class Training Available

Date: February 7th 2020  | 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (half-day session)

Facilitators: Dr. Marshall Korenblum,/frcO (C), Dip. Child Psychiatry, Medical Director, SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health, Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Bethany Good , RSW, PhD Candidate, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Wor, University of Toronto, Child and Family Therapist, SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health

This training is suitable for: Educators: Teachers, ECE, School administration, Support Staff. Mental Health Professional: Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers. Medical Professions:  Nurses, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Family Doctors. Direct Service Workers: Child and Youth Workers.

Location: The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at 686 Bay Street, 3rd floor, Room 03.9320, Toronto, ON M5G 0A4

Description: Today's young people grow up on-line. How does near constant use of social media effect relationships, learning and mental health? This training will examine the pros and cons of information technology for both therapists and clients. Clinicians and educators must understand the impact and concept of digital media if they are to keep young people safe and support their growth to adulthood.

Topics covered will include:

  • Media/digital literacy
  • Strategies and tools to help mediate and monitor tech use
  • Harm reduction vs. abstinence when containing social media use
  • The good: connecting, resources, peer supports
  • The bad: cyber bullying, pornography, on-line luring, poison envy

Learning Objectives:

  • The opportunities and risks of using/social/digital media. 
  • How to bridge the divide between therapist and (young) clients when using social/digital media. 
  • How to enhance safety and privacy online when seeing young people in the therapy.

  • When

  • Friday, February 7, 2020
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
    686 Bay Street, 3rd Floor, Room 03.9320
    Multi media room
    Toronto, Ontario M5G 0A4
    Canada
    416-813-7654

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