306. Technological Infringement: Are Social Media and AI Impacting Development in Children and Teens?

Relationships, Sexuality, and Online Safety, Saturday, April 13th 8:00 – 9:30 AM ,, Workshops


Jacqueline Wirth, Ph.D., Ed.S., M.Ed. Rochelle Dunn, Ph.D.

CE Credits


Professional CE Credit

Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Chemical Dependency Counselors

IBCC Credit

Pastoral Counselors, Pastors, Teachers, Coaches,

CME/CEU Credit





Social media has become embedded in Christian clients’ human and spiritual developmental tasks. This workshop will explore the impacts of social media use on human and spiritual development growth tasks to shine a light on social media use and the current and future effects on child and adolescent developmental tasks. Looking through the lenses of traditional human and spiritual development theories and stages, licensed mental health professionals and ministry leaders will gain strategies and know-how to navigate the continued use of social media as people choose to embed its use into daily living.

Learning Objectives 

Participants will: 

Outline how Christian clients embed the use of social media into human and spiritual developmental tasks.

Describe data indicating the possible impact of social media on traditional human and spiritual developmental tasks.

Analyze intervention strategies to navigate the continued impact of social media on child and adolescent human and spiritual developmental tasks.