Technology Use Among Marginalized Youth

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April 26

9:00am - 12:00pm


Technology Use Among Marginalized Youth

In this workshop led by Assistant Professor Anamika Barman-Adhikari, you will learn how communication technology can be used to reach and engage marginalized young people, what lessons have been learned, and how information and communication technologies (ICT) can be adapted for social service and non-profit settings. Discuss recent research on ICT use among youth who have experienced social and economic marginalization. Explore interventions in the United States that have used technology to engage this population, and learn how the takeaways can be translated into service and policy initiatives that reduce disparities in accessing information and other resources among this vulnerable group of young people.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Examine the historical, cultural, and technological context of technology use among marginalized young people.
  • Identify technological innovations that young people use.
  • Describe the impact of these technical innovations on social inclusion, civic engagement, and behavior.
  • Identify specific interventions that successfully utilized ICT with young people who have experienced marginalization.
  • Explore ways in which ICT can be designed and tailored to engage and reach this group of young people.
  • Address how ICT can be effectively integrated into day-to-day practices of non-profit and social-service organization.

This course offers 3 CE hours

One session
Friday, April 26, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
DU Campus

Cost: $125
Discounts (use code when registering):
DU Affiliates (alumni, faculty, staff): 10% off - code: CPDGSSW10
Students: 15% off – code: CPDGSSW15

Anamika Barman-Adhikari is an assistant professor of Social Work in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. Her research interests are broadly centered on understanding the social-contextual determinants of risk and protective behaviors among vulnerable youth populations, such as homeless and minority youth. Utilizing an ecological approach, her work aims to assess how family, peers, community and the society at large define the contexts within which vulnerable youth function and how these contexts help to explicate the patterns of risk and protective behaviors that these youth engage in. The goal of Barman-Adhikari’s research is to create prevention interventions that acknowledge these contextual environments and utilize social network methodology to determine how these new ideas can be disseminated and sustained using a community-based participatory research approach.