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Sick Kids-Webinar: Digital Media Use in Youth

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Ontario, Canada
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This training will be offered as a webinar


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


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
  • Balance during COVID-19 and increased dependency on digital media for all contact and connection, work and education

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.

Registration closes January 13, 2021.

To register, click here.


Name: Sick Kids-Webinar: Digital Media Use in Youth
Price: $125.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
Address: 00 00

Ontario, Canada
Date: Monday January 18, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Categories: Community Event