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FREE Social Media Presentation for Parents/Caregivers

Posted on Mar 4, 2024
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The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education, in partnership with the Brandon Niwa Legacy Fund – The Beej Project, is pleased to welcome local parents and caregivers to a presentation with special guest speaker, Madison Cameron. Madison is a Youth Specialist at the Center for Trauma Informed Practices (CTIP) and is coming to Medicine Hat to work directly with division students, staff and parents regarding the impacts of social media and our youth.

Madison will work with division staff and students during the week and will be finishing her visit with a FREE education session open to all community members and parents!

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to learn from Madison during her 60 minute presentation "We're Not So Different After All" - Rethinking Social Media for a better understanding of our children and youth. The presentation is developed to give parents/caregivers a better understanding of how kids use and perceive Social Media. In this presentation, parents and caregivers will gain insight into apps that youth are using that adults may not be aware of as well as some of the ways Social Media can change the way youth perceive themselves and the world around them. It will also highlight that the differences in the human experience between youth and their parents/caregivers is not as great as what many believe. The wants and needs of children and their \ parents/caregivers (when they were children) have not changed. It is the adult perspective and thoughtful strategies that need to change in order to strengthen connections with those lost in their handheld devices. We hope to see you there!

FREE Presentation Details:

  • Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Medicine Hat College Eresman Theatre
  • This session FREE and is open to all community members and parents!

While it is valuable to attend in person, the presentation will also be live-streamed by the Medicine Hat College. LIVE-STREAM LINK

About Madison Cameron

Youth SpecialistCenter for Trauma Informed Practices

Madison was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. She is the Youth Specialist at the Center for Trauma Informed Practices as well as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Lethbridge. She is a former university athlete who spent her college basketball career playing in Michigan and Georgia. Madison has experience as an Educational Assistant, Crisis Intervention Worker, Community Support Leader, and has also spent time collaborating with youth organizations across Western Canada and the United States.

Madison has developed a series of comprehensive presentations for professionals, parents, and caregivers focused on the mental, emotional, and behavioural aspects that youth are facing due to the impact of Social Media use. This work was inspired by Madison’s personal exposure to Social Media growing up as well as the many experiences she has had supporting children and youth as they face their own difficulties through Social Media engagement. Madison also offers youth presentations with a message of “Staying True to Yourself” in the midst of Social Media Influences.