The Big Picture: Promoting Adolescent Health in the Social Media Era - In Partnership with Teen Health Connection

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*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.

Description

The pervasive prevalence of social media and its impact on adolescents has been a popular and evolving conversation for many years. The collective experience of COVID-19 heightened our attention to the role of technology and social media in our daily lives; however, many are already overlooking the ongoing exposure of teens to these platforms and their impact on wellbeing. Teens are more connected in today’s online world of social media than ever before but are at the same time more isolated and at risk for negative outcomes as a direct result of these tools.

This workshop will explore prevalent health issues facing teens and the implications of the social media world on the adolescent experience. The concepts of adolescent relationships and bullying, behavioral health, and body image, and the implications of today’s social media world on each of these areas, will be explored. How one’s identity, including identification as an LGBTQ student or racial and ethnic background, influences each of these unique areas will also be discussed. Educational videos from The Big Picture, a production written and performed by local high school students in collaboration with Teen Health Connection, will help to illustrate and explore these concepts from an adolescent perspective.

Workshop participants will develop a deeper appreciation for how social media shapes and impacts the adolescent experience and their mental health and will develop practical strategies to help teens positively engage with social media and harness these tools more effectively. Participants will have access to the educational videos from The Big Picture to facilitate dialogue with teens and families in the future.

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FACULTY:
Jennifer M. Thomas, PhD
Chief Psychologist of Assessment Services
Teen Health Connection

Betsy Thompson, LCMHC
Manager of Behavioral Health Services
Teen Health Connection

LOCATION:
South Piedmont AHEC / Center for Learning and Development
5039 Airport Center Parkway - Building K / Classroom 17/18
Charlotte, NC 28208

CREDIT INFORMATION:
3.00 Contact Hours / 0.3 CEUs
This Activity fulfills the requirement for Continuing Education Units (CEUs), representing contact hours.

3.0 Contact Hours (Category A) CE for NC Psychologists
South Piedmont AHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved provider of (Category A) Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists.

3.0 Clock Hours – National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

South Piedmont AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. South Piedmont AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Objectives

  • Explore the various pathways through which social media impacts adolescent health.
  • Summarize how different populations of teens, including LGBTQ teens and those from different racial and ethnic groups, are uniquely impacted by social media.
  • Develop practical strategies for discussing and navigating issues with social media with teens.

Contact

Gabriela Staley MEd, 704-512-6523

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Jennifer Thomas PhD, Betsy Thompson M.Ed, LCMHC
Date(s)
May 8, 2024
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Check-In Time
8:45 AM
Credit
0.30 - CEU
3.00 - Contact Hours
3.00 - NBCC Hours
3.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
Location
South Piedmont AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
May 8, 2024
Time
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location
South Piedmont AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Fees
$50.00
Registration Fee.
$0.00
Free Registration for Teen Health Connection Board Members (MUST HAVE CODE).
$0.00
Free Registration for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Meck. County DSS (MUST HAVE CODE).
Credits
0.30
CEU
3.00
Contact Hours
3.00
NBCC Hours
3.00
Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists