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Problems and Opportunities in Raising and Molding Digital Citizens: A Social Worker's Viewpoint

Guest Speaker: 

Mandy Burbank, LCSW, Therapist, Clinical Navigator, Violence Prevention Services, Amita Health 

Ms. Mandy Burbank, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Violence Prevention Services at Amita Health, will speak on the topic, Problems and Opportunities in Raising and Molding Digital Citizens: A Social Worker’s Viewpoint.  Today, citizenship has stretched beyond civic citizenship and global citizenship; we are also digital citizens of a digital world.  Teaching digital citizenship is more than just limiting children's hours on an iPad; it's about how we treat each other online and how that behavior impacts our lives offline.  This talk will explore the impact of technology on individuals, families, community, and culture based on how we model and teach digital citizenship.

Ms. Burbank graduated from Bradley University summa cum laude with a B.A. in Public Relations/Communications.  She became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and earned her Master of Social Work from the College of DuPage.  In July 2013 she joined Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health (now Amita Health) where she provides individual and family therapy and also coordinates violence prevention services for bullying, cyberbullying, and domestic violence.