Getting Social: The Impact & Opportunities in Gen Z Health

Published: February 17, 2022

presented by MAO Behavioral Health & Medical Advocacy and Outreach


Thursday, March 10, 2022

Individual certificates of completion will be issued for each session. Partial credit will not be offered for incomplete session participation. Additional instructions associated with confirmation of credit may be provided at the time of training.


$50 per person (includes audio/video learning experience, access to all listed sessions, associated course materials and Certificate (s) of Completion with contact hours)
$25 per person for higher education students (requires uploading a image copy of a valid student id)

Refund Policy: Registration fees are nonrefundable. MAO does retain the right to consider each situation on a case by case basis entirely.

Language accessibility assistance may be possible.
Clarify accommodation need during registration.

Internet, Computer &/or Smart Phone Required.
Instructions provided via email prior to training.

Training Objectives:

At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:
– Describe the unique characteristics of the Generation Z population culture
– Discuss emerging social trends that impact the behavioral and physical health of Generation Z 
– Identify the impact of social media and technology on sexual behaviors including pregnancy and STI’s
– Explain programs and resources that are available to address the mental health issues of Generation Z
– List and discuss how technology is used to deliver evidence based interventions with youth offenders


8 AM – 8:10 AM – Welcome and Overview of the Day, CE Instructions and Training Evaluation – GoTo Meeting Homeroom

8:10 AM – 8:15 AM – Transition Break

SEGMENT ONE – Setting the Stage

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM – SESSION ONE: The Therapeutic Value of Technology with Gen Z

Presenter (s): Lindsay Stokes Harrell, M.S., LPC, NCC, Doctoral Student, Counselor Education & Supervision, Graduate Assistant, Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling Department, Auburn University
Session Objectives:
– Provide a general overview of the impact of technology and social media on the mental health of teenagers
– Discuss how technology can be used to engage at risk youth in therapeutic services
– List different technology approaches that can be used when delivering therapeutic interventions
– List available resources that behavioral health providers can access when working with the Gen Z group

9:15 AM – 9:20 AM – Transition Break

SEGMENT TWO – The Impact of Social Media on Sexual Health in Generation Z

9:20 AM – 10:05 AM – SESSION TWO: What’s Up with Adolescent and Teen Pregnancies?

Presenter: Jasmine Abner, MPH, ASRAE Program Coordinator, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Branch, Children’s Health Division, Bureau of Family Health Services, Alabama Department of Public Health
Session Objectives:
– Provide a general overview of the impact of social media on teen pregnancy trends in Alabama.   
– Discuss ADPH initiatives to address teen pregnancy throughout the State
– Explain evidence based intervention strategies that are used to decrease teen pregnancies
– List available resources that clinical and non-clinical service providers can access when working with adolescent teenagers.

10:05 AM – 10:10 AM – Transition Break

10:10 AM – 10:55 AM – SESSION THREE: What’s Up with the STI’s?

Presenter: Kennedi Bridgeforth, MBA, Disease Intervention Specialist, STD Program, Northern District, Madison County, Alabama Department of Health
Session Objectives:
– Provide a general overview of STI’s in teenagers
– Discuss the role of DIS in STI prevention and treatment with teenagers
– Explain how social media has influenced high risk sexual behaviors
– Provide information on the different testing options that are available to screen teenagers for STI’s

10:55 AM – 11:00 AM – Transition Break

11 AM – 12 PM – SESSION FOUR: Perspectives in Adolescent Mental Health (note revised title)

Presenter: Gayla Caddell, MS, Coordinator, Child and Adolescent Services – Mental Illness, Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Alabama Department of Mental Health
Session Objectives:
– Identify and discuss common mental health disorders that are identified in children and adolescents
– Explain mental health treatment options that are available for teenagers with serious mental illness
– List community resources that are available to assist health care providers, parents and caregivers of teenagers with mental illness

12 PM – 12:05 PM – Transition Break

12:05 PM – 1:05 PM – SESSION FIVE: Therapeutic Approaches to Treatment with Gen Z in the Juvenile Justice System

Presenter: Scott Holmes, PsyD, LPC, NCC, ICAADC,CBHC-BS, Clinical Director of Behavioral Health, Alabama Department of Youth Services
Session Objectives:
– Provide a general overview of presenting problems and recurring themes in justice involved youth
– List and describe 3 evidence based practices that are used with juvenile sex offenders
– List available resources that behavioral health providers can access when working with youth offenders

1:05 PM – 1:15 PM – Questions and Answers, Wrap Up, Evaluation Survey and CE Announcement – GoTo Meeting Homeroom


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Contact Hours/Credit Statement (s): This activity is approved for up to 4.5 contact hours for counselors, nurses, and social workers.

– Counselors: Medical Advocacy & Outreach (MAO) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6882. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAO is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
– Social Workers: Medical Advocacy and Outreach (MAO) has been approved by the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners as a provider of Continuing Education for social workers, Provider No. 0134. Exp. 3/31/2023.
– Nurses: Medical Advocacy & Outreach is an approved continuing education provider of the Alabama Board of Nursing, ABNP 1554, exp. 10/24/2024.

Conflict of interest: There is no conflict of interest for anyone in a position to control content for this activity.

Joint Providers: This activity is provided independently by MAO.

Instructions for Claiming Continuing Education Credit:

To receive credit, learners must complete the requirements listed here.

1. Complete the registration process using full and accurate information, including your license number, if applicable, and your full name as it should appear on your CE records.

2. Remain logged in for the duration of each session. Partial session credit will not be offered. Learners who join a session more than ten minutes late or log out more than ten minutes early will not be eligible to claim CE credit for that session.

3. Respond to the post event survey that appears on screen following each session.

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