This program is targeted toward pediatricians and multi-disciplinary pediatric healthcare provider teams to learn how to mitigate threats to adolescents by reviewing screening tools and ways to refer to new and commonly-used resources.


4:00 – 4:05 pm – Welcome


4:05 – 5:05 pm – “Confronting the Adolescent Social Media Danger Paradigm - Erin L. Belfort, MD, DFAACAP, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training, Director, Psychiatrist for The Gender Clinic at Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, Maine Medical Center, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine 

Goals/learning objectives:

  • Understand overall trends in youth social media use and the differential impacts on mental health based on underlying strengths and vulnerabilities of adolescents
  • Effectively screen for social media use and its impacts on youth
  • Be able to counsel youth and caregivers in order to mitigate risk and promote healthy social media use

5:05 – 5:35 pm - MCAAP Business Meeting and Break - Mary Beth Miotto, MD, MPH, FAAP, MCAAP President


5:35 pm – 6:35 pm – PANEL -Pearls for Pediatricians: Screening Methods and Resources for Risky Behaviors in Adolescents- Pediatric ED Evaluation for Risk of Substances (PEERS)” Program – Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • Alexis Bauer, School of Public Health Student, Boston University
  • Kiran Maypole – 3rd year Boston University Medical Student
  • Rachel Thompson, MD - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Lilin Tong – 4th year Medical Student, Boston University

Goals/learning objectives:

  • Understand the importance of Social Drivers of Health (SDOH) in caring for the adolescent population  
  • Identify commonly-used resources for adolescents and how to refer them to these resources (e.g. housing, education/job services, food access) 
  • Learn how the technique of brief negotiated interviews (BNI) can be applied to supporting adolescents in reducing high risk behaviors


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Massachusetts Chapter of the AAP. The American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

  • AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 2.0 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • PAs may claim a maximum of 2.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  from organizations accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
  • This program is accredited for 2.0  NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0 hrs contain pharmacology (Rx) content, (0 related to psychopharmacology) (0 hours related to controlled substances), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines.

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