(WEBINAR) Digital Health for Youth: Addressing Mental Health and Physical Well-Being in the Digital World


# of CE's: 3.0

0.3 IACET CE's

CE Type: SW, IACET, APA                # of CE's: 0.3 CE's      0.3 IACET CE's


About This Course

Youth spend a significant amount of time in the digital world, and at increasingly younger ages. The digital world has opened doors to everything from educational opportunities, to meeting and getting to know others, to creating vlogs, blogs and other creative outlets. There has also been a decline in in-person interactions with peers, alongside a sharp rise in mental health issues. How to effectively manage this digital world is key to the mental health and physical well-being of our youth. In additional to exploring the current research, this workshop will:

  1. Review the latest research addressing youth and media diet
  2. Look at the mental health aspects of digital speech, including cyberbullying, self-harm, and addiction to media
  3. Examine the physical health aspects of digital speech, including brain development, attention and distraction, and healthy growth
  4. Review the issues of tolerance, decency and understanding

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will learn about youth’s current media diet;
  2. Attendees will gain an understanding of the impact of digital speech on the mental health and physical health of youth;
  3. Participants will examine the importance of tolerance and understanding in the digital world for youth;
  4. Attendees will learn strategies to assist in the development of mental health and physical well-being of youth in the digital world.


Intended Audience: 

Educators, school staff, & behavioral health provider agency staff.


Instructional Level: 



Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.


Credit Statements:

BHTEN is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. 
As an IACET Accredited Provider, BHTEN offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.  BHTEN is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this program.
(0.3 CEU = 3.0 Training Hours)

BHTEN is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.


2.5 CE credit hours for Psychologists awarded.  BHTEN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  BHTEN maintains responsibility for this program and its content


Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 2.5 General continuing education credits.

Course Instructors

July 30, 2024

Deborah McCoy

Education Consultant and Trainer

As an Education Consultant and Trainer, Deborah has provided in-depth bullying and sexual harassment, cyber-bullying, and youth & social media workshops and seminars. She has worked for 35 years in the fields of education and training, focusing on bullying, cyberbullying, sexual harassment, threat assessment and school climate and safety. Deborah previously worked for the PA Department of Education, in the Division of Safe & Drug-Free Schools as a Regional Coordinator, providing guidance and assistance to Student Assistance Programs in the eastern part of the state.