Evidence-Based Practice Project

Sexting and Cyberbullying On and Offline: What You Need to Know and How to Talk About it

Date & Time: Monday, September 18, 2017 from 8:45am to 4:00pm

Driving Directions to Genesee Community College, Conable Technology Building

Presenter: Jeff Temple, PhD

Overview:

Teens’ online lives – whether sexting, sexual experimentation, social media behaviors, clique forming, and bullying – are often reflections of their offline lives. Dr. Temple will review the prevalence, predictors, and potential consequences of sexting and cyberbullying, as well as the prevalence and use of social media. Specific attention will be given to the relationship between sexting and sexual behavior. Dr. Temple will also discuss the promotion of healthy relationships as a means to prevent adolescent risky behavior; including a Healthy Relationships Texting Campaign andFourth R, a school-based program aimed at targeting the shared risk and protective factors of dating violence, substance use, and risky sexual behavior. Dr. Temple will address how we, as mental health professionals, can talk with kids, parents, teachers, healthcare workers and other youth-serving professionals about maladaptive behavior and the promotion of healthy relationships. The workshop will include both didactic and interactive, skill building exercises that engage attendees in developing (and facilitating) healthy relationship and positive decision-making skills.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine adolescent use of social media and it’s reproduction in their offline lives.
  • Distinguish between unhealthy and healthy relationship behaviors in adolescents.
  • Identify risk and protective factors for dating violence, substance use and risky sexual behavior
  • Discover strategies to engage children, parents and other professionals in open discussions about healthy relationships.
  • Apply concepts of theFourth Rmodel with clients in sessions.

Research:

Fourth R intervention model as a recognized EBP by SAMHSA (http://legacy.nreppadmin.net/ViewIntervention.aspx?id=207) for studies completed in Canada. Dr. Temple currently has two grants from the Centers for Disease Control to study the use of Fourth R in high schools, and a grant from the NIH grant to evaluate Fourth R in middle schools. Additional information about Fourth R and summaries of studies can be found here: https://youthrelationships.org/fourth-r-findingsandwww.utmb.edu/bhar.

Content Level: Beginner and intermediate

Target Audience: social workers, mental health therapists, and other clinicians providing mental health services to children, youth, and families who meet the NYS OMH training grant eligibility criteria

CEUs:

New York Social Workers: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 5.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Mental Health Counselors: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0008. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 5.5live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Creative Arts Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0003. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 5.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Marriage and Family Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 5.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York State OASAS addictions professionals, provider #0045: pending approval

ASWB ACE Credits: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education, #1312, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/2/2015-7/2/2018. Social workers in states other than NY should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Content level is beginning and intermediate. Social workers participating in this course will receive 5.5 clinical continuing education credits.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ebp@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5843.

Customer Service:We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ebp@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5843.

Cancellation Policy: Please notify us by email at least five business days before the scheduled training for anticipated cancellations. All emergency cancellations must also be reported by email. Contact us at sw-ebp@buffalo.edu

Who is eligible to attend?Staff from agency providers within the 19 counties of Western New York who provide NYS OMH funded services to children, adolescents, and their families. Note: The counties of Wayne, Seneca, Tompkins and Tioga are included in the Western Region. Staff in New York counties to the east of these are not eligible to participate.

Note: Eligibility will be verified before your registration is processed.

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