*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.
Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.
Following participants’ viewing of The Big Picture, a reflection of the adolescent experience in their own voice, participants will identify/learn key changes, and interwoven factors contributing to those changes, in adolescent behavioral health during the past decade. Such factors include an increase in reported rates of depression and suicidality, racial inequity and disparities, and effects of exposure to social media and a 24-hour news cycle. This presentation will highlight the effects of these changes on special populations of adolescents while also considering the impact of COVID-19 (e.g., isolation, increased exposure to the 24-hour news cycle) across each of these areas. The focus on special populations of adolescents will include, but is not limited to, racial/ethnic minority groups, LGBTQ+ youth, and student athletes. Through this interactive presentation, participants also will discuss changes (e.g., societal, technological) over the years that have impacted the adolescent experience, our approach to addressing the adolescent response to such changes and effects on overall adolescent behavioral health.
Jennifer M. Thomas, PhD
Licensed Psychologist/Coordinator of Psychological Services
Teen Health Connection
Betsy Thompson, LCMHC
Coordinator of Mental Health Services
Teen Health Connection
Queens University of Charlotte
Sarah Belk Gambrell Center
Sandra Levine Theatre
2319 Wellesley Ave, Charlotte, NC 28209
(PLEASE NOTE: Food will not be provided or permitted in the theatre.)
Parking is located in the North Parking Deck, which is accessible from Wellesley Avenue via driveway next to the Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation. Limited disabled parking and loading/drop-off are located at the building's entrance at 2319 Wellesley Avenue.
3.00 Contact Hours / 0.3 CEUs
This Activity fulfills the requirement for Continuing Education Units (CEUs), representing contact hours.
3.0 Contact Hours (Category A) CE for NC Psychologists
The Charlotte AHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved provider of (Category A) Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists.
NCASPPB GSB Credit
Application will be made to the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board for GSB credit hours.
3.0 Clock Hours – National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
Gabriela Staley MEd, 704 512 6523