1. Using Social Media in Child Welfare

    Using social media techniques and innovations in child welfare practice is a relatively new approach for the field. While using social media as a practice tool offers opportunities to enhance, improve, and make work with children and families more effective, it also presents new challenges for the field. These pages...
  2. Responding to a Cry for Help: Best Practices for Online Technologies

    This report provides recommendations for the development of policies and resources that decrease suicide risk amongst users of online technologies. The recommendations are organized into basic, mid-level and advanced levels. Basic recommendations address providing help, policies for responding to suicide content, and referrals. Mid-level recommendations address guidelines, user reporting, partnerships,...
  3. Social Networking Technologies as an Emerging Tool for HIV Prevention

    A UCLA study published Sept. 3 in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrates that an approach that combines behavioral science with social media and online communities can lead to improved health behaviors among men at risk of HIV infection. The evidence-based approach not only led to increased HIV...
  4. YASP: Cafe Run by Young People Offers Mental Health Counselling

    Young Adults Services and Projects (Yasp) cafe is a cafe and also a drop-in centre and resource for 15 to 25-year-olds. Situated on the busy main street in the Manchester suburb of Levenshulme, Yasp was created by Manchester Mind 12 years ago in response to the high suicide rate among Manchester’s...
  5. Longitudinal Relations of Cyberbullying With Depression, Substance Use, and Problematic Internet Use Among Adolescents

    Teens who are cyberbullied are more likely than their peers who are not harassed online or through cell phone messages to develop symptoms of substance abuse, depression and Internet addiction, a new study concludes. Spanish researchers found victims of cyberbullying are at higher risk for psychological and behavioral health problems,...
  6. Using Social Media to Prevent HIV among African American and Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men

    Facebook and other social networking technologies could serve as effective tools for preventing HIV infection among at-risk groups, suggests a study titled Online Social Networking for HIV Education and Prevention: A Mixed-Methods Analysis. Researchers found that African American and Latino men who have sex with men voluntarily used health-related Facebook...