CASEN Outreach allows CASEN facilitators to go into the community to teach social media awareness, appropriateness and readiness.
We provide lessons, videos, and other resources, via the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General and other platforms to demonstrate the significance and dangers that inappropriate behavior on social media can cause. Students are taught about different types of bullying, including cyberbullying.
The facilitators can meet the needs of the institution on an hourly or weekly basis. If CASEN is invited to speak at a seminar or conference, we will design content around the time allotted for us. If CASEN is asked to teach at a summer camp, we will provide one hour of education and engagement per week.
CASEN Outreach is geared towards children 9-13 years of age. However, children of varying ages are welcome as the parents or institutions deem appropriate.
Who we Serve
- Counselors & therapists
- Home schooled children
- Charter, private, and public schools
- Other organizations
- Child predators/pedophiles
- Digital citizenship
- Digital footprints
- Internet safety tips
- Mental health surrounding social media
- Privacy settings
- Sexting laws (Basic)
- The dangers of social media
- Think before you speak
- Types of bullying, including cyberbullying, physical, verbal, & social bullying
CASEN Education uses our signature Social Network Wellness Academy to identify the strengths of the student and build upon the areas where they excel.
Through the CASEN Education Social Network Wellness Academy, students’ challenges and weaknesses will be identified and strengthened. Many education platforms only identify a student’s weaknesses and deficits which may cause them to feel less than or behind their peers. CASEN believes that for students to become appropriate on social media, they need to learn what it means to have social wellness and practice those skills in a safe environment on a safe social media platform.
The Social Network Wellness Academy is an online course containing seven learning modules for students 9-13 years of age. CASEN’s approach is to empower the student where they currently are and stimulate them to want to learn more. Once the CASEN curriculum is completed, the students will progress to the CASEN Connect social media app to practice what they have learned.
“CASEN Education’s Social Network Wellness Academy is the best of education and social media, a place where the two collide for the betterment of society. Children learn to grow and have fun on social media in a safe and healthy way. If you can’t beat them, join them, by teaching them how to do it right.”
– Dr. Myava Clark
CASEN Connect is a social media platform designed for students with social-emotional needs and other differences.
CASEN Connect is designed to support adult leaders such as teachers, parents or caregivers, social workers, psychologists and anyone who works with student groups with children who have a social deficit. In addition to the adult leaders using CASEN Connect as a tool to provide learning content, CASEN Connect provides a question of the day. The question of the day helps guide the student to feel comfortable communicating on an online platform. This will help lead students to make appropriately acceptable social media posts. The question of the day starts out with a lot of guidance and structure and transitions into more independent thinking.
CASEN Connect also builds social skills by allowing students to connect with peers in their group Monday – Thursday then they can connect with peers from other groups on Friday.
CASEN Connect is by invitation only and the student’s responses are monitored and approved before the response is visible to peers. This is accomplished by an adult facilitator who monitors the site for appropriateness.
CASEN Parents is a community designed to support parents and caregivers of children with learning and thinking differences.
CASEN Parents has an open forum that allows parents to ask specific questions and topics. This format allows other parents to offer input on how they dealt with a similar situation and the solutions that took. Some of these solutions may have worked well while others may not have worked well. The input from the community is invaluable. CASEN Parents brings in professionals once a week to join in on the conversation.
CASEN Parents also provides resources for parents and caregivers. These resources range from guides, lessons, and articles to supportive websites.