The mission of our Training Department is to promote and support high quality educational training and conferences related to social media use and related trends. Trainings are designed to meet student, teacher, professional and family needs and objectives. We strive to enhance learning and development as the means for creating a better understanding of social media and its impact on our society.

Types of Training Offered

Certification Training

For counselors, therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and other clinical service providers

Professional Training

For educators, school administrators, child care workers, therapists, counselors, social workers psychologists, psychiatrists and other clinical service providers.

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ISAT-C Training

Are social media and technology issues becoming prevalent with the clients you treat? Are you challenged with keeping up to date with the latest technology, apps and trends that are making their way into your treatment sessions? This training defines categories of social networking that therapists, counselors, and other clinical professionals who work with children and teens should be knowledgeable of as well as the impact they have on their clients well being.

The training will provide an overview of common social media behaviors related to: image sharing, untraceable texting/sexting, internet predators, anonymous apps, video chatting, drug and alcohol, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm and suicide. The most currently used social media sites such as Instagram, Tumblr, Kik, Snapchat and Ask.fm will be defined and youth culture and mental health practices on these sites/apps will be discussed.

Attendees’ will learn to use the iSAT-C (Internet/Social media Assessment Tool-Counselor version) tool to assess social media and mental health concerns. The assessment tool results can then be used to develop and implement treatment plan goals.

Please click here to connect with Shape The Sky if you are interested in the iSAT-C training for your group or agency.

This training defines categories of social networking that parents and teachers should be aware of and listening for with their students and children. The presentation will review image boards, untraceable texting/sexting, internet predators, gossip/rumor spreading sites, video chatting, blogs, eating disorders, self-harm and suicide. The most current social media sites such as Instagram, Tumblr, Kik, Snapchat and Ask.fm will be defined and youth culture and mental health practices on these sites/apps will be discussed. This presentation will raise the awareness of teen culture on the internet and how adults can communicate and educate with youth to be responsible digital citizens

Learning Goals

  1. Define trends based upon the Web 2.0 generation.
  2. Identify areas of the Web 2.0 that may be hidden from adults but that are actively being used by youths. Such areas include: image boards, social media sites for self-promotion, sites dedicated to gossip and bullying, image blogs promoting self-harm, eating disorders and suicide.
  3. Describe current intervention programs, practices and the latest research on cyberbullying.

Time Frame and Outline of the Training

  • 2-3 hours: Basic “awareness, trends and prevention” training
  • 5-6 hours: Extended training with brain development, impact discussion, the development of empathy, research findings, advanced interventions & prevention

Custom trainings can be designed to fit your specific needs!

Please click here to connect with Shape The Sky if you are interested in the Teen Social Media and Mental Health Usage Trends for Adults training for your group or agency.