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310 | Technological Infringement: Are Social Media and AI Impacting Development in Children and Teens?

Friday 9/15 8:45 – 10:00 AM, Workshop Tracks, Youth and Family Development: Issues and Interventions


Jaqueline Wirth, Ph.D., Ed.S., M.Ed., and Rochelle Dunn, Ph.D, LCC-S



Approved For CE

Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, Coaches

Approved For CME/CEU




Social media has become embedded in Christian clients’ human and spiritual developmental tasks. This workshop will explore the impacts of social media use on human and spiritual development growth tasks to shine a light on social media use and the current and future effects on child and adolescent developmental tasks. Looking through the lenses of traditional human and spiritual development theories and stages, licensed mental health professionals and ministry leaders will gain strategies and know-how to navigate the continued use of social media as people choose to embed its use into daily living.

Learning Objectives

1. Outline how Christian clients embed the use of social media into human and spiritual developmental tasks
2. Describe data indicating the possible impact of social media on traditional human and spiritual developmental tasks
3. Analyze strategies to navigate the continued impact of social media on child and adolescent human and spiritual developmental tasks
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