TAM COLLOQUIUM 2021

TAM

COLLOQUIUM

2021

Engaging Youth in Improving Adolescent Health through Research and Practice 

Join us on September 29-30, 2021 for the Virtual TAM Colloquium.

The Technology and Adolescent Mental Wellness program (TAM) is a community of stakeholders interested in generating novel responses to the following foundational question: How can technology support adolescent mental wellness?

The 2021 Virtual Colloquium is dedicated to engaging youth in improving adolescent health through research and practice. 

The Colloquium will again bring together people of all ages from research, education, non-profit, innovation, healthcare, and more. The central pillars of TAM are empirical research, effective dissemination and implementation, and sustaining a collaborative and inclusive community, all around the topic of adolescent technology use and mental wellness. 


AGENDA

Day 1 of the conference will focus on TAM related programs, including our TAM grantees who will present final updates and lessons learned regarding their projects. We will also share updates and opportunities for our data consortium to share data and generate new knowledge and projects.  

9:00 am – 9:20 am CST: Agenda and review of TAM Program

9:20 am – 10:20 am CST: 3 programs present 15 min each plus five minutes for questions

10:20 am – 10:30 am CST: Final questions

10:30 am – 11 am CST: Breakouts: Dissemination discussion 

11:00 am – 11:15 am CST: Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm CST: 3 programs present 15 min each plus five minutes for questions

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm CST: Final steps

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm CST: Next steps in TAM: YAB RFA and Data Consortium

12:50 pm – 1:00 pm CST: Wrap up

Day 2 of the conference will focus on the theme of engaging youth in improving adolescent health through research and practice. 

9:00 am – 9:15 am CST: Welcome and agenda for the day

9:15 am – 9:45 am CST: Designing and implementing a Youth Advisory Board

9:45 am – 10:30 am CST: Programs providing engaging youth experiences

 Presentation 1: Integrating youth into a grant program with the Wisconsin Partnership Program

 Presentation 2: Training youth as advocates and educators with PATCH

10:30 am – 10:45 am CST: Break

10:45 am – 11:30 am CST: Workshop: designing programs for youth to engage in research

Workshop Option 1: designing programs for youth to design and conduct empirical research

Workshop Option 2: designing programs for youth to engage in writing/editing scientific papers

11:30 am – 12:15 pm CST: Youth panel: The TAM Youth Advisory Board shares perspectives and experiences on technology use 

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm CST: Breakout rooms with youth

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm CST: Wrap up


MEET THE PRESENTERS

Presentation 1: Integrating youth into a grant program with the Wisconsin Partnership Program

Wisconsin Partnership Program

The Wisconsin Partnership Program represents a far-reaching commitment by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to greatly improve the health and well-being of people in Wisconsin now and for years to come. In alignment with the Wisconsin Idea, the Wisconsin Partnership Program reaches beyond the campus to improve the health of Wisconsinites through innovative research and education programs and community partnerships.

Presentation 2: Training youth as advocates and educators with PATCH

Wisconsin PATCH

Wisconsin PATCH is a collaboration of five PATCH Sites located across the state! We’re a group of youth and adults that believe programs and policies for youth should INCLUDE youth. ​We encourage young people to raise their voices to create positive change, and have programs and resources to ​EDUCATE, ENGAGE, and EMPOWER others to do the sam​e.​


Voices in Adolescent Technology Use and Mental Wellness

Journal of Medical Internet Research-Mental Health

September 15, 2021

This year our TAM community members worked alongside youth to write and publish an open access theme issue with JMIR-MH.

Highlights of this theme issue include:

  • Manuscripts from each of our TAM grantees describing their projects and what was learned
  • A collection of brief research papers from youth scientists
  • A commentary from youth describing their experiences with technology during the past year in the COVID pandemic

Don’t forget to tag @SMAHRTeam in your posts to connect with our team and other colloquium attendees.