The Empowering Youth and Families Program Release of Our 6th Webinar About Youth & Social Media

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Poe Center for Health Education Webinar

Our 6th webinar on Youth & Social Media has just launched! Watch it now on our Youtube channel or on our website.

In this webinar, two specialists from the Poe Center for Health Education in Raleigh speak on the topic of youth and social media. Tamika Gilchrist, Substance Use Prevention Specialist, and Virginia Johnson, Substance Use Prevention Director, have a dialogue about the advantages and potential dangers of using social media for today’s youth such as communication with friends, online privacy and meeting people online, health concerns such as lack of sleep, and being media literate. Johnson goes on to give advice for caregivers on navigating the increasingly complex world of social media and setting boundaries with youth overusing it.

The NC Empowering Youth and Families Program (EYFP) focuses on opioid prevention education for youth ages 10-14 and their caregivers in rural North Carolina. The goals of our program are to reduce youth substance use in rural North Carolina, to improve parenting skills of caregivers to assist youth in making healthy choices, to improve family relationships, and to empower families to lead community change to leverage support for healthier lifestyles within those communities. On-demand video content that supports these goals will be available on our website to expand the impact of EYFP into communities around North Carolina and the US.

Brought to you by North Carolina 4-H, NC State Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Program, East Carolina University, and SAMHSA.