Facilitators: Marshall Korenblum, M.D., FRCP©, Dip. Child Psychiatry and Bethany Good, MSW, RSW, PhD Candidate
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
Half-day Training Session
Location: The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at 686 Bay Street, 3rd floor, Room 03.9320, Toronto, ON M5G 0A4.
This training is suitable for: Educators, ECE, nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers and child and youth care workers.
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.