SalusCare offers virtual social media educational session

By: SalusCare
 
FORT MYERS, Fla. - March 4, 2024 - PRLog -- SalusCare is offering two virtual educational sessions Wednesday, March 13 for parents, grandparents and caregivers with information about keeping children safe on social media. The sessions are funded by the United Way.

The sessions, led by SalusCare Outpatient Clinician Elizabeth Gonzalo, include information about:
  • Social media sites your kids are on
  • Differences between social media sites
  • Tips on keeping kids safe on social media platforms
  • Mental health effects of social media and how to help
  • Why it's important to know what children are doing online
  • Digital footprints

The two, one-hour programs will be offered Wednesday, March 13 on Teams at 1 p.m. at https://bit.ly/3P2NkI8  and 6 p.m. at https://bit.ly/3IlJDcC.  Participants must pre-register using the links.

"We are happy to facilitate these critical information sessions for the community," said Stacey Cook, SalusCare's president and CEO. "We often see firsthand the mental health impacts of children engaging with the fast-changing social media landscape. Many people are not aware that self-disclosure on social networking sites lights up the same part of the brain that ignites when taking an addictive substance!"

About SalusCare

SalusCare is a Fort Myers-based, not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse service provider incorporated in 2013 after the merger of Lee Mental Health Center and Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) to ultimately improve care for children and adults by utilizing one seamless system of care. "Salus" means health, prosperity and safety, reflecting the focus of the organization. SalusCare has six locations with more than 350 employees throughout Southwest Florida, bringing hope and recovery to nearly 16,000 adults and children each year. All substance abuse programs and most mental health services are accredited by CARF International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. SalusCare is funded in part by the Florida Department and Children and Families, Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, Lee County Board of County Commissioners and United Way of Lee, Hendry & Glades counties. For information, visit saluscareflorida.org or call 239-275-3222.

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