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    social media

  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. Break Up With Tobacco: Campaign Aims to Reduce Smoking Among Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health launched an unprecedented new anti-smoking campaign aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population, who smoke at more than twice the rate of the heterosexual population in California. Centered around popular nightlife venues and gyms, the innovative “Break Up With Tobacco”...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. The it’s ok campaign: Ending Mental Health Stigma in the Asian American Community

    The “it’s ok” campaign aims to bring attention to and promote awareness of mental health issues in the Asian community. By leveraging the power of social media, the campaign hopes to foster greater dialogue about mental health issues, eliminate the stigma associated with it, and connect those seeking help with...
  7. 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...