Jennifer Van Gorp

Jennifer Van Gorp

June 12, 2024

Test blog 8

How are you doing today?

Introduction: 

In the digital age, bullying has transcended the confines of schoolyards, entering the virtual spaces where teenagers spend much of their time. This blog post addresses the serious issue of cyberbullying on social media and its impact on adolescent mental health. 

The Reality of Cyberbullying: 

Cyberbullying involves harmful behaviors such as spreading lies, posting embarrassing photos, sending hurtful messages, or impersonating others online. With the anonymity and reach of the internet, these actions can have a profound and pervasive impact on teenagers' lives. 

Consequences of Cyberbullying: 

Victims of cyberbullying often experience increased anxiety, depression, and a heightened risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The digital nature of these attacks can make them feel inescapable, significantly affecting teens' mental well-being and self-esteem. 

Strategies for Prevention and Intervention: 

  • Open Communication: Encourage discussions about online experiences and the potential for cyberbullying. 
  • Reporting and Blocking: Teach teens how to report abusive behavior on social media platforms and how to block perpetrators. 
  • Support Networks: Emphasize the importance of seeking support from friends, family, or professionals when faced with cyberbullying. 

Research Insights and Guidelines: 

Studies, including those referenced in the transcription, have highlighted cyberbullying as a significant factor in the relationship between social media and mental health. Guidelines from organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics advocate for open conversations about cyberbullying and the establishment of supportive environments to combat its effects. 

Conclusion: 

Cyberbullying is a pressing concern in the realm of social media, with tangible effects on teens' mental health. By fostering open dialogue, teaching practical response strategies, and building strong support systems, we can help protect adolescents from the harms of online bullying. 

Keywords: 

Cyberbullying, Social Media Risks, Adolescent Mental Health, Open Communication, Reporting and Blocking, Support Networks 

June 12, 2024

Test blog 7

What's the point of all this?

Introduction: 

In the digital age, bullying has transcended the confines of schoolyards, entering the virtual spaces where teenagers spend much of their time. This blog post addresses the serious issue of cyberbullying on social media and its impact on adolescent mental health. 

The Reality of Cyberbullying: 

Cyberbullying involves harmful behaviors such as spreading lies, posting embarrassing photos, sending hurtful messages, or impersonating others online. With the anonymity and reach of the internet, these actions can have a profound and pervasive impact on teenagers' lives. 

Consequences of Cyberbullying: 

Victims of cyberbullying often experience increased anxiety, depression, and a heightened risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The digital nature of these attacks can make them feel inescapable, significantly affecting teens' mental well-being and self-esteem. 

Strategies for Prevention and Intervention: 

  • Open Communication: Encourage discussions about online experiences and the potential for cyberbullying. 
  • Reporting and Blocking: Teach teens how to report abusive behavior on social media platforms and how to block perpetrators. 
  • Support Networks: Emphasize the importance of seeking support from friends, family, or professionals when faced with cyberbullying. 

Research Insights and Guidelines: 

Studies, including those referenced in the transcription, have highlighted cyberbullying as a significant factor in the relationship between social media and mental health. Guidelines from organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics advocate for open conversations about cyberbullying and the establishment of supportive environments to combat its effects. 

Conclusion: 

Cyberbullying is a pressing concern in the realm of social media, with tangible effects on teens' mental health. By fostering open dialogue, teaching practical response strategies, and building strong support systems, we can help protect adolescents from the harms of online bullying. 

Keywords: 

Cyberbullying, Social Media Risks, Adolescent Mental Health, Open Communication, Reporting and Blocking, Support Networks 

June 12, 2024

Test blog 6

Wow, look another one

Introduction: 

In the digital age, bullying has transcended the confines of schoolyards, entering the virtual spaces where teenagers spend much of their time. This blog post addresses the serious issue of cyberbullying on social media and its impact on adolescent mental health. 

The Reality of Cyberbullying: 

Cyberbullying involves harmful behaviors such as spreading lies, posting embarrassing photos, sending hurtful messages, or impersonating others online. With the anonymity and reach of the internet, these actions can have a profound and pervasive impact on teenagers' lives. 

Consequences of Cyberbullying: 

Victims of cyberbullying often experience increased anxiety, depression, and a heightened risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The digital nature of these attacks can make them feel inescapable, significantly affecting teens' mental well-being and self-esteem. 

Strategies for Prevention and Intervention: 

  • Open Communication: Encourage discussions about online experiences and the potential for cyberbullying. 
  • Reporting and Blocking: Teach teens how to report abusive behavior on social media platforms and how to block perpetrators. 
  • Support Networks: Emphasize the importance of seeking support from friends, family, or professionals when faced with cyberbullying. 

Research Insights and Guidelines: 

Studies, including those referenced in the transcription, have highlighted cyberbullying as a significant factor in the relationship between social media and mental health. Guidelines from organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics advocate for open conversations about cyberbullying and the establishment of supportive environments to combat its effects. 

Conclusion: 

Cyberbullying is a pressing concern in the realm of social media, with tangible effects on teens' mental health. By fostering open dialogue, teaching practical response strategies, and building strong support systems, we can help protect adolescents from the harms of online bullying. 

Keywords: 

Cyberbullying, Social Media Risks, Adolescent Mental Health, Open Communication, Reporting and Blocking, Support Networks 

June 12, 2024

Test blog 5

Here's a great blog topic!

Introduction: 

In the digital age, bullying has transcended the confines of schoolyards, entering the virtual spaces where teenagers spend much of their time. This blog post addresses the serious issue of cyberbullying on social media and its impact on adolescent mental health. 

The Reality of Cyberbullying: 

Cyberbullying involves harmful behaviors such as spreading lies, posting embarrassing photos, sending hurtful messages, or impersonating others online. With the anonymity and reach of the internet, these actions can have a profound and pervasive impact on teenagers' lives. 

Consequences of Cyberbullying: 

Victims of cyberbullying often experience increased anxiety, depression, and a heightened risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The digital nature of these attacks can make them feel inescapable, significantly affecting teens' mental well-being and self-esteem. 

Strategies for Prevention and Intervention: 

  • Open Communication: Encourage discussions about online experiences and the potential for cyberbullying. 
  • Reporting and Blocking: Teach teens how to report abusive behavior on social media platforms and how to block perpetrators. 
  • Support Networks: Emphasize the importance of seeking support from friends, family, or professionals when faced with cyberbullying. 

Research Insights and Guidelines: 

Studies, including those referenced in the transcription, have highlighted cyberbullying as a significant factor in the relationship between social media and mental health. Guidelines from organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics advocate for open conversations about cyberbullying and the establishment of supportive environments to combat its effects. 

Conclusion: 

Cyberbullying is a pressing concern in the realm of social media, with tangible effects on teens' mental health. By fostering open dialogue, teaching practical response strategies, and building strong support systems, we can help protect adolescents from the harms of online bullying. 

Keywords: 

Cyberbullying, Social Media Risks, Adolescent Mental Health, Open Communication, Reporting and Blocking, Support Networks 

June 12, 2024

Tet blog 4

This is an interesting blog post

Introduction: 

In the digital age, bullying has transcended the confines of schoolyards, entering the virtual spaces where teenagers spend much of their time. This blog post addresses the serious issue of cyberbullying on social media and its impact on adolescent mental health. 

The Reality of Cyberbullying: 

Cyberbullying involves harmful behaviors such as spreading lies, posting embarrassing photos, sending hurtful messages, or impersonating others online. With the anonymity and reach of the internet, these actions can have a profound and pervasive impact on teenagers' lives. 

Consequences of Cyberbullying: 

Victims of cyberbullying often experience increased anxiety, depression, and a heightened risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The digital nature of these attacks can make them feel inescapable, significantly affecting teens' mental well-being and self-esteem. 

Strategies for Prevention and Intervention: 

  • Open Communication: Encourage discussions about online experiences and the potential for cyberbullying. 
  • Reporting and Blocking: Teach teens how to report abusive behavior on social media platforms and how to block perpetrators. 
  • Support Networks: Emphasize the importance of seeking support from friends, family, or professionals when faced with cyberbullying. 

Research Insights and Guidelines: 

Studies, including those referenced in the transcription, have highlighted cyberbullying as a significant factor in the relationship between social media and mental health. Guidelines from organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics advocate for open conversations about cyberbullying and the establishment of supportive environments to combat its effects. 

Conclusion: 

Cyberbullying is a pressing concern in the realm of social media, with tangible effects on teens' mental health. By fostering open dialogue, teaching practical response strategies, and building strong support systems, we can help protect adolescents from the harms of online bullying. 

Keywords: 

Cyberbullying, Social Media Risks, Adolescent Mental Health, Open Communication, Reporting and Blocking, Support Networks 

June 12, 2024

Test blog 3

Testing another one: again

Introduction: 

In the digital age, bullying has transcended the confines of schoolyards, entering the virtual spaces where teenagers spend much of their time. This blog post addresses the serious issue of cyberbullying on social media and its impact on adolescent mental health. 

The Reality of Cyberbullying: 

Cyberbullying involves harmful behaviors such as spreading lies, posting embarrassing photos, sending hurtful messages, or impersonating others online. With the anonymity and reach of the internet, these actions can have a profound and pervasive impact on teenagers' lives. 

Consequences of Cyberbullying: 

Victims of cyberbullying often experience increased anxiety, depression, and a heightened risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The digital nature of these attacks can make them feel inescapable, significantly affecting teens' mental well-being and self-esteem. 

Strategies for Prevention and Intervention: 

  • Open Communication: Encourage discussions about online experiences and the potential for cyberbullying. 
  • Reporting and Blocking: Teach teens how to report abusive behavior on social media platforms and how to block perpetrators. 
  • Support Networks: Emphasize the importance of seeking support from friends, family, or professionals when faced with cyberbullying. 

Research Insights and Guidelines: 

Studies, including those referenced in the transcription, have highlighted cyberbullying as a significant factor in the relationship between social media and mental health. Guidelines from organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics advocate for open conversations about cyberbullying and the establishment of supportive environments to combat its effects. 

Conclusion: 

Cyberbullying is a pressing concern in the realm of social media, with tangible effects on teens' mental health. By fostering open dialogue, teaching practical response strategies, and building strong support systems, we can help protect adolescents from the harms of online bullying. 

Keywords: 

Cyberbullying, Social Media Risks, Adolescent Mental Health, Open Communication, Reporting and Blocking, Support Networks 

June 12, 2024

Test blog 2

Another topics about something else

Introduction: 

In the digital age, bullying has transcended the confines of schoolyards, entering the virtual spaces where teenagers spend much of their time. This blog post addresses the serious issue of cyberbullying on social media and its impact on adolescent mental health. 

The Reality of Cyberbullying: 

Cyberbullying involves harmful behaviors such as spreading lies, posting embarrassing photos, sending hurtful messages, or impersonating others online. With the anonymity and reach of the internet, these actions can have a profound and pervasive impact on teenagers' lives. 

Consequences of Cyberbullying: 

Victims of cyberbullying often experience increased anxiety, depression, and a heightened risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The digital nature of these attacks can make them feel inescapable, significantly affecting teens' mental well-being and self-esteem. 

Strategies for Prevention and Intervention: 

  • Open Communication: Encourage discussions about online experiences and the potential for cyberbullying. 
  • Reporting and Blocking: Teach teens how to report abusive behavior on social media platforms and how to block perpetrators. 
  • Support Networks: Emphasize the importance of seeking support from friends, family, or professionals when faced with cyberbullying. 

Research Insights and Guidelines: 

Studies, including those referenced in the transcription, have highlighted cyberbullying as a significant factor in the relationship between social media and mental health. Guidelines from organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics advocate for open conversations about cyberbullying and the establishment of supportive environments to combat its effects. 

Conclusion: 

Cyberbullying is a pressing concern in the realm of social media, with tangible effects on teens' mental health. By fostering open dialogue, teaching practical response strategies, and building strong support systems, we can help protect adolescents from the harms of online bullying. 

Keywords: 

Cyberbullying, Social Media Risks, Adolescent Mental Health, Open Communication, Reporting and Blocking, Support Networks 

June 12, 2024

Test Post 1

Cyberbullying and Social Media: Understanding the Risks for Teens 

Introduction: 

In the digital age, bullying has transcended the confines of schoolyards, entering the virtual spaces where teenagers spend much of their time. This blog post addresses the serious issue of cyberbullying on social media and its impact on adolescent mental health. 

The Reality of Cyberbullying: 

Cyberbullying involves harmful behaviors such as spreading lies, posting embarrassing photos, sending hurtful messages, or impersonating others online. With the anonymity and reach of the internet, these actions can have a profound and pervasive impact on teenagers' lives. 

Consequences of Cyberbullying: 

Victims of cyberbullying often experience increased anxiety, depression, and a heightened risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The digital nature of these attacks can make them feel inescapable, significantly affecting teens' mental well-being and self-esteem. 

Strategies for Prevention and Intervention: 

  • Open Communication: Encourage discussions about online experiences and the potential for cyberbullying. 
  • Reporting and Blocking: Teach teens how to report abusive behavior on social media platforms and how to block perpetrators. 
  • Support Networks: Emphasize the importance of seeking support from friends, family, or professionals when faced with cyberbullying. 

Research Insights and Guidelines: 

Studies, including those referenced in the transcription, have highlighted cyberbullying as a significant factor in the relationship between social media and mental health. Guidelines from organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics advocate for open conversations about cyberbullying and the establishment of supportive environments to combat its effects. 

Conclusion: 

Cyberbullying is a pressing concern in the realm of social media, with tangible effects on teens' mental health. By fostering open dialogue, teaching practical response strategies, and building strong support systems, we can help protect adolescents from the harms of online bullying. 

Keywords: 

Cyberbullying, Social Media Risks, Adolescent Mental Health, Open Communication, Reporting and Blocking, Support Networks 

What is PEERS® for Young Adults?

Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is an evidence-based social skills group intervention to support interpersonal skills in friendships, workplace relationships, and romantic relationships. It has been empirically studied and shown effective in populations with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems. 

PEERS® is unique because it is the standard in evidence based social skills for young adults. It breaks down social skills into understandable steps and includes role-plays and videos for multifaceted learning. Research shows that skills are generalizable to real life settings. Having these skills allows young adults to increase confidence in independent living and being an advocate for themselves.

<< Sign up for free 15-minute consultation >>

This group will be led by Dr. Laura Rowley, Ph.D. (https://ucebt.com/about-us/primary-staff/primary-staff/laura-rowley)

Learn more about PEERS®(https://www.semel.ucla.edu/peers/young-adults)

Who is PEERS® for?

PEERS® is for young adults (18-35) who have:

  • Social/behavioral challenges
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • ADHD
  • Social pragmatic communication disorder

Parents, caregiver or other support persons may serve as social coach in young adult group.

Anyone living in a PSYPACT Participating State may attend this group: https://psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap 

What will you learn from PEERS®?

  • Developing and maintaining friendships
  • Handling disagreements and conflicts
  • Building conversation skills in person and through technology, like email, texting, and social media
  • Organizing and participating in group gatherings
  • Practicing self-advocacy in workplace and school settings

<< Sign up for free 15-minute consultation >>

When will PEERS® group be held?

PEERS® is a 16-week program that can be in-person or virtual. Each session is 90 minutes. This group is set to begin in July 2024. Please complete this PEERS® for Young Adults Interest Form to learn more and for a free 15-minute consultation.

Where will PEERS® group be held?

  • In-person: Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment, 170 South 1000 East, Suite 201, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Virtual
  • Hybrid 

Anyone living in a PSYPACT Participating State may attend this group: https://psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap 

How much does the PEERS® for Young Adults Program Cost?

PEERS® Groups are $75 per session ($1200 for all 16 weeks), and due to the curriculum, group members must commit to attending the full program.

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What does research say about the PEERS® for Young Adults Program?

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May 31, 2024

ABA Partners

Part of UCEBT’s mission is to increase access to evidence-based services for everyone. Our community partners provide needed care for autistic individuals and their families. We at UCEBT support these efforts by providing reduced cost diagnostic evaluations, staff and parent trainings, clinical consultation, free resources, and community outreach to reduce barriers to intervention for the clients of our community partners. Please email if you are a program providing early intervention or autism intervention across the lifespan and would like to be part of our community.

BEE Kids Mental Health and Wellness Center 

BEE Kids combines Applied Behavior Analysis with Naturalistic Development Behavioral Interventions (NDBI) to learn skills and apply them across their environments. They use a family-centered approach to care for individuals with autism, including parent training and resources.

Kids Park Child Development Centers 

Kids Park is a family-owned child education and care program serving Tooele County. Educational programs support development of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary before and after school care. Intensive intervention from Behavioral Therapists provide individualized strategies for needed skills.

Whole Child Therapy 

Whole Child Therapy centers provide services that address behavioral, neurological, and psychological needs for autistic individuals or individuals with developmental needs. By providing ABA, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and psychotherapy in one place, parents can feel that the needs of their child are met on many fronts.

Golden Steps ABA 

Golden Steps supports children with autism and their families in 15 states through in-home. Intervention supports skills in pragmatic language, sensory processing, self-care, and social skills.

Brighter Strides ABA 

Brighter Strides uses a comprehensive approach for supporting autistic children in overcoming challenges with communication, social skills, and daily living. Brighter Strides conducts in-home, center-based, and school-based ABA therapy across 11 states and Washington D.C.