Course Summary: In our post-pandemic world, screens and devices have seeped into every aspect of our children’s lives. The side effects correlated with screen use — loneliness, political polarization, a decline in mental health — continue to surface, and a daunting 44% of American teens report feeling persistent sadness and hopelessness. Are you seeing these challenges in your practice?

Designed by a social worker, the Screen Sanity CEU course is a three-hour CEU that seeks to enhance social work practice by providing practical tips and tools that can be used in individual or group settings. You’ll learn about the relationship between technology use and mental health, and feel better equipped to talk with clients about one of the deepest challenges facing youth today.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the relationship between technology/social media use and implications for mental health disorders.
  • Describe a playbook/roadmap for parents/mental health professionals to develop a “tech plan” and facilitate meaningful conversations around the pressures for adolescents today.
  • Facilitate clients define some of their core values and establish how technology/social media use helps/hurts these value systems.
  • Identify the emotional stress social media can cause for youth and identify ways to boost mental health.
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