Counteracting the Impact of Media Violence on Youths

Course Code:

SCYF5495

Course Category:

Children, Youth and Family

Duration (hours):

14.00


Fees (Please note that the fees listed are for your reference only. The final course fee may vary.)
Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 895.00 $ 957.65

Overview:

• Virtual Violence and Real World Violence—Is There a Connection?
- Brain basics, children and digital revolution
- The business model of media and promotion of media violence
- How media influence behavior and factors contributing to impact of media violence
- Situations that increase effect of media violence
- Research on effects of media violence

• Prevention and Counteracting Media Violence
- Continuum of media violence effects
- Importance of self discipline
- Permissive, authoritarian and balanced styles
- Praise: effective vs ineffective reinforcement
- Prevention strategies to reduce media violence

• Counselling for Change and Advanced Skills Building
- Counselling & confrontation skills
- Communicating empathy
- Helping clients accept responsibility
- Dealing with client anger
- Helping client make amends
- The recovery plan
- Support groups

Target Participants:

Social workers, youth workers, medical social workers, programme executives, case workers, counsellors and practitioners who are working with youths.

Learning Outcome:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Explain the impact and prevalence of media and video gaming on youths today
• Discuss the impact of media on the development of youths
• Demonstrate skills to counteract youths who are demonstrating the negative behaviour from media and video gaming.
• Explain the impact and prevalence of media and video gaming on youths today
• Discuss the impact of media on the development of youths
• Demonstrate skills to counteract youths who are demonstrating the negative behaviour from media and video gaming.

Trainer Profile:

Dr David Walsh, Ph.D has emerged as one of the world’s leading authorities on parenting and the impact of media on children’s health and development. He spent 10 years teaching and coaching high school students before joining Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis to develop and direct innovative counselling programmes for youth and families. In 1995, he founded the internationally renowned National Institute on Media and the Family. As president, Dr. Walsh spearheads the Institute's efforts to provide parents, teachers, and other concerned adults information about media through education, research, and advocacy.



He is the author of nine books, including the national best sellers Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen and No: Why Kids – of All Ages – Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It. His latest book Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Brain Book You Need to Help Children Grow Brighter, Healthier and Happier was released in June, 2011.



Dr. Walsh has authored columns on numerous topics and his articles have appeared in newspapers across the United States, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and others.. He is a frequent guest on American radio and television, He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Council on Family Relation’s Friend of the Family Award. He is on the faculty of the University of Minnesota and is also a senior advisor at Search Institute. He is a licensed psychologist and has been the recipient of many awards and an honorary doctorate


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