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Date(s) - 06/11/2014
11:15 am - 1:00 pm


Webinar Description
How do we use social media to promote early identification of mental health problems, provide timely early intervention, and develop help-seeking skills in youth with complex needs? This webinar describes mindyourmind’s youth engagement through social media as a concrete model and set of best practices that can transfer to organizations and service-teams in youth mental health. Areas of focus include particular methods of employing social media to reduce stigma, normalize conversations about mental health, and increase youths’ capacity to navigate the system and advocate for themselves. Presenters share principles and resources for practitioners to use in their work with youth, including web- and mobile-based interactive psycho-education and system-navigation tools. A discussion of the development of multi-sectoral social media policies is included.

1. Andrea Kirkham has been a curriculum writer with mindyourmind since 2010.
2. Eugenia Canas coordinates mindyourmind’s community of practice — a growing, multidisciplinary group of professionals dedicated to youth mental health.

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