Adolescent Social Media Use and Sexual Health Decision-Making

Thursday, April 19, 2018

12:00pm - 1:00pm EST/11:00am - 12:00pm CST




Registration is required by April 17, 2018.


When it comes to making decisions about sexual health, social media affects adolescent behavior in a variety of ways. Please join HCET for part one of the Teen and Tech series on social media, teens, and sexual health decision-making. Participants will learn how teens use today's major social media platforms and will leave with a better understanding of how social media affects teens' sexual health decisions and behavior.

  • Explain today's major social media platforms: their functions, capabilities, and popularity.
  • Identify how teens and young adults use major social media platforms.
  • Analyze how social media use may affect adolescent and teen sexual health decision-making and behavior, both positively and negatively.


Laiah Idelson is YTH's Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Lead, where she supports new business development and leads digital health programming and partner capacity building efforts. Laiah has frequently presented on the role that social media can play in supporting youth-friendly healthcare. While at YTH Laiah has also developed apps and social media campaigns to support sexual health programming for young people in the United States and abroad. Prior to joining YTH, she worked in sub-Saharan Africa on health behavior change programs around family planning, maternal health, HIV, and malaria. She received her MSPH in Health Communication & Education from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her BA in Communications & Sociology from the American University.


Admission is $25.00 to the general public. HCET Adolescent Health Partner staff for: STAR, IN-PACT, Indiana Kids, Youth RISE!, and Wisconsin PREP/PYD and RPE may attend free of charge.


This webinar is intended for HCET adolescent health partner staff, youth workers, educators, social workers, parents, case managers, advocates and anyone who works or interacts with children and adolescents.

Support provided by:


Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant ACF/DHHS: 90AR0024-01-00, Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Competitive Grants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) HHS-2015-ACF-ACYF-AK-0984, Office of Adolescent Health/DHHS Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Grant #TP1AH000115, Serve Indiana Kids program through an FSSA TANF Block grant program, Wisconsin Adolescent Health/PREP/PYD/RPE program.

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