Adolescents and Technology: Reducing Risk for HIV, STDs and Pregnancy

By Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Target Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Delivery Method: Online, Self-Paced
Credits: 3 CE Credit Hours

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Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work.  This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers.  Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky.  She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.

Content By: This course has been developed by Kachur, R., Mesnick, J., Liddon, N., Kapsimalis, C., Habel, M., David-Ferdon, C., Brown, K., Gloppen, K., Tevendale, H., Gelaude, D.J., Romero, L., Seitz, H., Heldman, A. B., Schindelar, J. (2013). Adolescents, Technology and Reducing Risk for HIV, STDs, and Pregnancy. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control Prevention. 

Course Format
To be awarded 3 continuing education credit hour, you must read the course content, complete a multiple-choice exam and score a 75% or better, and complete a course evaluation to be awarded your certificate of completion. 

Course Description: This course was developed in recognition of the need for a summary of how U.S. adolescents currently use various technologies. By summarizing the interaction between adolescents, technology, and sexual health and by providing examples of current efforts, the goal is to add a valuable, foundational piece to the toolbox for adolescent sexual health promotion activities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize key research findings on demographics associated with adolescent behavior.
  2. Describe the various forms of technology accessed by adolescents and the associated risks.
  3. Describe examples of the use of technology to improve the sexual health of adolescents.

Course Outline:

1.        Adolescent Development

a.       Cognitive Development

b.       Personality Development

c.       Behavioral Development

d.       Social and Environmental Factors

2.       Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health

a.       Sexual Behavior

b.       Adolescent Pregnancy and Births

c.       HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

3.       How Technology is Used by Adolescents

a.       Internet

b.       Cell Phones

c.       Video Games

d.       Risks and Dangers associated with internet and cell phones

4.       Improving Adolescent Sexual Health through Technology

a.       Review of example campaigns: Multimedia, online intervention, blogs, social networking sites, computerized intervention

b.       Mobile efforts

c.       Games targeting sexual health and websites addressing technological risks

 

Course Format:

Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation. 

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