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Engaging Youth Through Social Media
Youth and young adults tend to be the most avid users of social media, adopting what’s new and cutting edge to message their views and perspectives. In fact, 89% of internet users ages 18-29 use social media and the 2018 PEW report indicate the most popular online platforms for teens are YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat. Since some youth are more vulnerable and/or are genetically pre-disposed to substance use and mental health disorders how you connect is critical to engage them in prevention and treatment interventions. This interactive session will provide you with tips and strategies for engaging youth by using social media to better address substance use and mental health disorders using diverse interventions. Practical and innovative examples developed by and for youth engagement will be shared by renowned change agents. Come, connect, and take away unique tools to inspire social and behavioral change.