SMAHRT and We R Native
SMAHRT began collaborating with the NPAIHB’s multimedia health resource We R Native in late 2015. Together we focused on better understanding how teens interpret social media comments, likes, and shares that are deemed “concerning”; how teens perceive and react to “crisis” messages posted on social media; and what types of social media interventions/ messages would be considered most acceptable to youth.
Since that time, our partnership has conducted surveys and focus groups with Native youth in the Northwest to address our three areas of interest. With their help, SMAHRT and We R Native have made strides in developing methods for assisting adolescents in crisis.
Other SMAHRT Collaborations
Our team is participating in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ ongoing study on Adolescent Health in Pediatric Practice. This study has tested the first intervention for online safety that is pediatrician delivered.
Charles Wright Academy educates their students in “digital citizenship” that encourages ethical and productive use of the web, social media, and other digital resources.