What You Will Learn

Secret apps, code words, dating apps – together with little or no guidance – may all add up to a dangerous experience on social media.  One risky post or socially awkward moment can leave tweens and teens open to severed friendships, social exclusion, cyberbullying, predators – and even extortion.  Educators may see the results of social-media-related trauma in their hallways and classrooms, and not even know the cause.

Gain an understanding of the landmines students must navigate on social media during this informative 90-minute webinar with Catava Burton, an Education Specialist and Certified Trauma Practitioner.  Discover how social apps can serve as gateways to trauma, mental health disorders and suicide.

Attendees will gain an understanding of how trauma associated with social media can result in PTSD and anxiety, what the signs are and how these conditions can affect a student’s ability to learn.  Attendees will also discover strategies to help students avoid social media drama, and while gaining critical insights for dealing with these issues – in ways that do not trigger liability for the educator or the school.


  • Examine popular apps and secret apps
  • Understand code words used in social media
  • Discover how social media can be a gateway to trauma
  • Know signs of PTSD and anxiety that may be triggered by social media
  • Recognize signs of suicidal thoughts and tendencies
  • Understand the effects social media-induced trauma can have on the brain
  • Learn best practices for teaching students suffering from this trauma

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant the afternoon prior to the webinar.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Catava Burton, M.S. progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

RECORDED: Single-Use Webinar
Grade Levels: 4-12

Grade Levels: 4-12

You will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar will be sent separately. Simply click the link at the scheduled time and follow the instructions.

Catava Burton, M.S.
About the Presenter

Catava Burton, MS is the Preventative Services Specialist for a large public school district in Virginia. She provides oversight to the Behavior Support Team and the Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) program. She possesses 19 years experience in psychology with a focus on mental health, trauma and human development. Catava is also a certified trauma practitioner, blogger for The Mighty, and was featured as a 2017 Human of Richmond.