SafeOnline Workshops for Educators

Online Workshops & Presentations for Social Service Teams

Technology & Mental Wellness: The Pros, the Cons and the Future 

Audience: Educators and Therapists
Format: 60-90 mins (Q&A included)
Summary: Current trends in mental-wellness app development

This online workshop or in-person presentation will examine the current trends in mental health apps and parental controls. We will discuss the mental health concerns created by specific kinds of technology use. Examples are provided of pro-social and therapeutic mental health apps and software that can be used by staff and clients alike. We will summarize with a look at what the future of technology and mental health might look like.

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The Online Lives of Youth: A Frontline Workers Toolkit

Audience: Youth and Family Support Workers, Family Counsellors
Format: 60-90 mins (Q&A included)
Summary: An overview of current high-risk online activities and tools for their management

This online workshop or in-person presentation will educate youth-focused professionals about the complications that technology can create for youth and families, and how best to respond. An overview of the relevance of social media and gaming’s impact on children, youth and families. We will discuss why youth are susceptible to social media and how media use affects social-emotional development, body image, sexual development, suicide risks, reputation management, sleep habits, social interactions and online exploitation. Resources and inspiration to remedy these issues.

Online Pornography & Adolescent Sexual Health

Audience: Youth and Family Support Workers, Family Counsellors
Format: 60-90 mins (Q&A included)
Summary: The effects of online pornography on adolescent sexual development

This online workshop or in-person presentation will identify the differences between print-based and internet-based pornography, discuss the use of online pornography by preteens and teens, and highlight research showing their effects on sexual health, norms and development. Online communities that promote harmful behaviours and those that offer support will be shown. Strategies to assist youth harmed by online pornography will be provided.

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Foster Parenting Online: Risks, Opportunities & Strategies

Audience: Foster Parents and Support Staff
Format: 60-90 mins (Q&A included)

This online workshop will examine how and why technology affects a child’s behaviours, how pornography is informing youth sexual expectations and behaviours, why gaming can be both a curse and an opportunity for parenting, and strategies to create and enforce expectations about online conduct in foster home settings.

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Sexual Safety Online for Differently-abled Young Adults

Audience: Differently-abled Clients and Support Staff
Format: 60-90 mins (Q&A included)
Summary: An online workshop for young adults who are sexually inquisitive and need some specific information and direction about how to handle sexual content online.

This online workshop will discuss positive and negative sexual choices available online and encourage critical thinking about those choices for differently-abled young adults  including; sexting, online pornography, online dating and the risks of sexual exploitation. Resources will be provided for further reading and engagement.

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Cyber Abuse Prevention for Differently-abled Young Adults

Audience: Differently-abled Clients and Support Staff
Format: 60-90 mins (Q&A included)
Summary: Internet safety workshop

A two-part online workshop explaining how young adults with intellectual disabilities can stay safe online while also having their voices heard. The dynamics and different players involved in cyber abuse are discussed. Assignments and a webinar discussion of social media best practices. Positive role models online who are successful differently-abled influencers .

Foundations of Shelter Work

Audience: Emergency Housing and Support Workers for Adults
Summary: A two-part, six-hour training for shelter workers.

This online workshop will inform entry-level workers about key documents and recognized perspectives that guide BC Housing emergency shelter programs, subsidized housing and homeless shelter service delivery. Topics will include Housing First, low-barrier housing, harm reduction, the basics of trauma-informed practice, case management and an overview of compassionate, restorative and respectful client engagement skills.

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