Professional Education

Pearls for Partners

Social Media and Mental Health: How to Support Teens Use Social Media in Safe and Healthy Ways

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“Pearls for Partners” kicks off the season with our new focus on pediatric behavioral health best practices. Join us as we welcome Dr. Sarah Domoff.

Presentation Overview

We will review current research on social media and adolescent mental health, outlining risk factors and ways that clinicians can support teens. Strategies for identifying risky or harmful social media use will be shared, as well as how adults can help adolescents use social media in healthy ways.

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how social media may impact adolescents’ mental health.
  • Use strategies to screen for risky or problematic use of social media.
  • Develop a set of resources that helps promote healthy social media use among adolescent clients and their families.

1 CME or CE credit available

A Mental Health Education Series for Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare teams and psychiatrists each share a piece of the puzzle in treating mental health disorders. The demand for mental health treatment continues to grow, yet many healthcare teams find treating mental health to be challenging and complicated.

The Virtual Pearls for Partners educational series covers topics to better equip healthcare community partner teams to identify and treat patients with mental health disorders. This series is intended for all healthcare professionals.

More resources are available on our Community Partners page.


  • Sarah Domoff, PhD

    Dr. Sarah Domoff is an Assistant Professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York, in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Domoff completed her PhD at Bowling Green State University in Clinical Psychology (Child Clinical concentration) and post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan. In 2015, Dr. Domoff received a National Research Service Award (F32HD085684) from the NICHD to examine parenting practices and beliefs about media and screen time as predictors of childhood obesity risk. She has developed measures (Problematic Media Use Measure and Addictive Patterns of Use scale) that screen for problematic media use in children and adolescents. Dr. Domoff is a leading scholar on the etiology of problematic media use across childhood.
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