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Exploring the Role of Social Media in Child and Adolescent Grief
June 20, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Webinar slides are available here.
Social media is an integral part of almost everyone’s life today, especially children and adolescents. This form of connection can digitally put them in contact with others who may share their thoughts and feelings when physical contact is not wanted or available. These connections can provide much-needed support for a child or adolescent who is grieving while allowing them the opportunity to maintain their privacy and anonymity if so desired. While the opportunity for connection can be helpful, social media can also present challenges to children and adolescents who are grieving. The same anonymity that may allow for freer expression of thoughts and feelings may be used by others to manipulate, bully, or even extort children and adolescents. This webinar will share ways that social media can be used to support children and adolescents who are grieving, some potential challenges in its use, and ways social media can be used in the memorialization process.
Target Audience: Social Workers, Counselors
Content Level: Beginner to Intermediate
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Identify two benefits of the use of social media by children and adolescents who are grieving.
2. Identify two potential challenges of the use of social media by children and adolescents who are grieving.
3. Identify two ways children and adolescents can use social media in the memorialization process.
About the Presenter:
Webinar Agenda (in ET zone)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Presentation on social media’s role in children and adolescents’ grief
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM
Conclusion and Q&A
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