On Demand Child & Adolescent Workshop Series: Social skills, Social Relationships, and Social Media in the Global Pandemic

This presentation was originally reviewed on March 24, 2022, and broadcast live online on March 25, 2022, from 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM ET. 

The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.

Working with children and families to promote mental health strategies is more complex in 2022 than it has ever been. Even prior to the pandemic, the proliferation of gaming, social media, and digital technology challenged adults to understand the emotional and social development of children in new ways. The pandemic has exacerbated this situation by increasing the type of amount of screen use that children engage in. This presentation will review how children are using digital media today; how it affects their mental health; differences between different age groups; and how to help parents be more effective guides to their children's screen use. Problem behaviors such as cyberbullying, "sexting," and fighting online will be reviewed. Concepts and recommendations will all be based in state-of-the-art research.  

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this lecture, attendees will be able to:

1. Define and identify cyberbullying and sexting.

2. Identify the risk factors associated with sexting and online sexual behaviors.

3. Recognize ways to help parents be more effective guardians of their children's screen time.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 Psychologists
  • 3.00 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 3.00 Participation
Course opens: 
04/25/2022
Course expires: 
04/22/2024
Fee:
$75.00

There is no commercial support for this activity.

About the speaker

Dr. Elizabeth Englander is the founder and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University, a Center which delivers programs, resources, and research for the state of Massachusetts and nationwide. As a researcher and a professor of Psychology for 25 years, she is a nationally recognized expert in the area of bullying and cyberbullying, childhood causes of aggression and abuse, and children’s use of technology. She was named Most Valuable Educator by the Boston Red Sox and in 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker appointed her to his Juvenile Justice Advisory Council. She is also on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Institute of Child Development and Digital Media. During the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, Dr. Englander’s work has focused on helping children and schools promote strong mental health and social relationships in the face of sustained social isolation and rising depression and anxiety in children.

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Elizabeth K. Englander, PhDreports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients during the past 24 months. She will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation.

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months: Todd Peters, MD, Deepak Prabhakar, MD, Briana, Riemer, MD, Louis Marino, MD, Ehsan Syed, MD, Devi Bhuyan, PhD, Faith Dickerson, PhD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, Laura Webb, RN-BC, MSN, Bruce Boxer, PhD, MBA, MA, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, MCHES, CPHQ, Stacey Garnett, RN, MSN, Heather Billings, RN, and Jennifer Tornabene.

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Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this continuing education activity. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours in Category II credits for Social Workers.

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Available Credit

  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 Psychologists
  • 3.00 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 3.00 Participation

Price

Fee:
$75.00
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Child & Adolescent Workshop Series: Social skills, Social Relationships, and Social Media in the Global Pandemic.

Elizabeth K. Englander, PhD

Executive Director 

Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center

Bridgewater State University     

Bridgewater, MA

Originally reviewed March 24, 2022
Originally broadcast live March 25, 2021, from 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: April 22, 2024

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