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Wed, Jun 15


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Strategies to Support System Involved Youth in Creating a Healthy Body Image in Social Media

Ursula Elsa and Salina Mae

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Strategies to Support System Involved Youth in Creating a Healthy Body Image in Social Media
Strategies to Support System Involved Youth in Creating a Healthy Body Image in Social Media

Time & Location

Jun 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Ursula Elsa and Salina Mae

Training Description

System involed youth have a wide range of experiences when it comes to social media. For some it is a tool that bridges connection to youth around the world, helps them explore their interests, and creates a sense of belonging. For others, social media is a site of cyber bullying, exclusion, and creates feelings of anxiety and stress. Especially in relationship to body image and self worth, social media can evoke stressors and increased self judgement. Social media is a powerful tool and this workshop explores strategies and mindfulness exercises for system involved youth to find a healthy and balanced relationship with social media to foster an empowered self  body image.

Learning Objectives

● Engage in mindfulness and self awareness activities for system involved youth to reflect on the impact of social media on their body image

● Learn mindfulness and somatic practices to amplify positive body image

● Discuss the multitude of ways social media impacts system involved youth and their body image

● Explore tools and boundaries to help youth evaluate their relationship to social media

● Learn activities to help youth create a healthy balance in their relationship to social media


10:00am-10:30am  Welcome, Housekeeping, and Introductions

10:30am-11:00am  Mindfulness Practice + Self Reflection

11:00am-12:00pm  Introduction to Social Media and Its Impact on Teens

12:00pm-1:00pm  Activity #1: Creating Safe Structure and Boundaries with Technology

1:00pm-1:45pm  Lunch Break (CEUs will not be offered for this time)

1:45pm-2:45pm  Activity #2: Self Esteem, Anxiety, & the Toxic Aspects of Social Media

2:45pm-3:45pm  Activity #3: Body Aareness and Technology

3:45pm-4:00pm  Closing and Feedback

Meet Our Trainers

Ursula Elsa (they/she) was born and raised in the beautiful land of the Bay Area, Ohlone Territory. She has

been teaching mindfulness and nature connection to youth in the Bay Area for 8 years and is currently

leading rites of passage and nature connection programming for Gaia Passages. Ursula is passionate about

creating programming for LGBTQI+ and neurodiverse communities. She is also a trained doula and an

advocate of parent’s rights in the birth community.

Salina Mae (she/her/hers), is a Bay Area born and raised community leader with over 20 years experience

serving California schools both as a K-12 classroom teacher and as a mindfulness coach and consultant. She

specializes in building creative, inspired, and socially awake trainings and curricula that lead to action in the

areas of mindfulness, social justice, and systems change. Salina is a certified yoga teacher, a dedicated

mentor and advocate for LGBTQI+ youth and is currently a Director with The Teaching Well in Oakland, Ca.

Salina Mae brings her whimsy, imagination, and passion for collective liberation to create ritual and rites of

passage that support communities in transforming themselves from the inside out.

This course meets the qualifications for (5.25) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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