Free Cyberbullying training for adolescent-serving staff

Nov 4, 2013  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

A free training is available to youth- and adolescent-serving agencies on cyber bullying on Tuesday November 19, 8:30am-10:30am at the Jacksonville Children’s Commission. Space is limited; Register here.

Learning objectives for the training include frequently used social networking sites, apps and forms of social media; generational differences in technology usage; overview of the definition of cyberbullying; populations that are at a greater risk for cyberbullying; resources for teens who need a safe place/ information; and 10-minute crash course on how to use three types of social media (Twitter, Facebook & Instagram).

The training will be facilitated by Kristin Murray, the Youth Coordinator with the Jacksonville System of Care Initiative. Kristin, a Jacksonville native, graduated from Florida A&M University with a BS in Journalism and a BA in African-American Studies. Her passion is communication-both written and verbal.

Kristin has worked as teacher in an urban high-school where she witnessed first-hand the effects of trauma, poverty and cultural differences. She became a mental-health advocate when her best friend of 13 years was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and did not receive proper care. Since that time Kristin has worked with young people to give them a voice in their treatment and in systems that impact them.

This program is supported in part by the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition with funding from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau under the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) (Grant No. 90AK0011-01-00).

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