With a focus on the power of connectivity, this presentation will discuss the impact of technology and social media on adolescent neurobiological development. Attendees will leave with practical suggestions for better understanding technology use in their lives and in their practices.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Following this presentation, participants will be able to identify, understand, and accurately explain the current and popular social media sites being used by adolescents most frequently today
  2. Following the presentation, participants will have an understanding of the correlation between social media use, loneliness, social isolation and body image dissatisfaction
  3. Following the presentation, participants will understand the impact of social media on the neurobiology of the adolescent brain

Speaker: Melissa McLain Coffin, PhD, CEDS