PSD School Psychologists Meg Griffin (left) and Melanie Potyondy were chosen to present at the CSSP conference in Vail, Colorado. The conference theme was “Mental Health and Wellness in Schools”, with an emphasis on the utilization of a comprehensive service model that implements programming and interventions to support the needs of the whole student.
The presentation was titled “Social Media: Connection vs. Isolation”. Participants were provided with current data representing youth social media usage; including information about positive and negative impacts of social media upon interpersonal effectiveness, behavioral regulation, and mental health. Practical tips were provided around social-media usage to better support students and their families.
Meg Griffin stated, “We feel honored to share our presentation with the intent that the information we provide about accessing the internet and social media in a healthy manner will be taken back to schools and classrooms across the state.”