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The Impact of Social Media on Youth

Rates of depression, loneliness, and anxiety are increasing in youth in the United States and these increases have occurred in a very short period of time.  Researchers have determined that one factor contributing to the dramatic decrease in the overall emotional well-being of youth in the United States is social media. The more time participants spent on social media, the higher rates of depression, loneliness, anxiety, and fear of missing out they experienced. This workshop will explore the history of the social media industry, starting with “Six Degrees” in 1997 to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, utilizing a historical analysis to shed light on the relationship to the world, and a financial market analysis to provide insight into how the market acts. This workshop will include best practice recommendations for clients who struggle with social media use and how to help their loved ones. Finally, this workshop will provide guidance to social workers on how they can effectively educate the public about the negative impact of social media and how to mitigate it.

Participants will be able to: (1) list three different social problems that have been caused by social media (2)  discuss how the principles of B.F. Skinner and B.J. Fogg have been incorporated into social media design (3) differentiate between research driven treatment and non-research driven treatment for social media and (4) list three micro or macro therapeutic interventions that can be used for social media.

Andrew Walsh, LCSW, MHRM  is a versatile professional excelling as a therapist, consultant, and captivating keynote speaker. With a multi-faceted skill set, Andrew brings unique insights and expertise to each role, enriching the lives of individuals and organizations alike. Prepare to be inspired by his wealth of knowledge and experience as you explore this program.

2023 Workshops

Preventing Bias: Cultural Humility and Community Building

Jessica Taube, LMSW (she/her), Director of Conflict Resolution and Anti-Bias Initiatives 

New Jersey State Bar Foundation

In this workshop, participants will join a restorative community building circle to help participants explore what cultural humility is and how it can prevent bias in ourselves, others, and our institutions.

Participants will be able to: (1) Explain the purpose of community building circles (2) define cultural humility and (3) identify one technique to prevent bias



The MAT Playbook: Updates and Best Practices for Integration of Medication Assisted Treatment

Dr. Christine DeFranco, DO, Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Holy Name Medical Center

Effectively addressing the opioid epidemic requires a multi-systems collaborative approach by emergency responders, child welfare, law enforcement, court systems, treatment providers, and healthcare providers. It is essential for these professionals to have an understanding of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) as a viable option for individuals with substance use disorders, especially opioid use disorders. Medications relieve the withdrawal systems and psychological cravings that cause chemical imbalances in the body. This workshop will explore the updates, best practices, and protocols for MAT, including the use of Buprenorphine induction by first responders. 

Participants will: (1) describe the biology and physiology of addiction (2) recognize the symptoms of withdrawal and (3) identify best practices for MAT as part of withdrawal management and the treatment of addiction.


The State of Substance Use: Drug Trends Encountered by Law Enforcement

Detective Sergeant Frank Gallucci

Bergen County Prosecutor's Office - Narcotic Task Force

This presentation educates about the latest developments and information regarding substances encountered by Law Enforcement, especially those seen in Bergen County. Special attention will be paid to Xylazine ("Tranq") and its emerging impact. Participants will receive a practical, real-world education on current and emerging drug trends. 

Participants will be able to: (1) identify current drug trends including specific substances being misused and (2) explain the effects, risk, and other information about commonly used substances.

Professional Development:  This program will provide 6 professional development hours for teachers/school staff. Provider Registration Number 1409.

TCADR usually applies for continuing education from the Certification Board for Licensing and Certification Renewal LCADC, CADC, MFT, MFT- Permit, LPC, LAC LRC, and re-certification for all certifications issued by the Certification Board of New Jersey as well as NASW-NJ.