04.18.23 | Late Night Media Use and Sleep: Harm Reduction Approaches in the Context of Developing Self-Regulation From Childhood to Emerging Adulthood
Live Webinar ~ 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Michelle Garrison, Ph.D., MPH
Professor, Health Systems and Population Health
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Late-night media use across all ages – and especially among adolescents and young adults – continues to increase, along with subsequent sleep problems. Anticipatory guidance by providers and interventions aimed at curtailing nighttime media use altogether in this age group typically have limited effectiveness on behavior even if knowledge and attitudes are improved. Such approaches can also backfire with unintended consequences. A harm reduction approach has the potential to empower users to retain the positives they value in their evening media use while mitigating the impact on sleep. This framework has significant implications for both research and clinical practice. In order for harm reduction approaches to be effectively and efficiently targeted, we need stronger mechanistic data about the pathways by which evening media use causes the impacts on sleep – and more critically, how those effects differ across media content, formats, and use behaviors, across physical and social environments, and across and within youth. In clinical practice, this means acknowledging that nighttime media use is meeting real needs of the adolescent or young adult and that an effective and sustainable harm reduction approach must engage with the individual in understanding those underlying needs and identifying strategies that will still allow those needs to be met while mitigating or eliminating the negative impact on sleep.
After participating in this activity, attendees should be better able to:
- Identify why an "abstinence only" approach to evening media use is unlikely to sustainably improve AYA sleep
- Describe three characteristics of a harm reduction approach and how they apply to media use and sleep
- Discuss the implications of a harm reduction lens on the needs for research study design in this space
This is a live webinar taking place via the Zoom platform. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the access link.
For any questions, please contact Cristal Medeiros at CMedeiros13@lifespan.org
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 Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the COBRE Center for Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the Rhode Island Board of Licensure.
Social Workers: Applications are in process for the NASW, Rhode Island.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.