Stephanie Craig Rushing and I wanted to let you all know about a wonderful opportunity up in Seattle in October. The Seattle Children’s Research Institute is trying to gather more information about cyberbullying (all ages) and would love for there to be more Native voices at the table sharing their experiences. This is open to all ages but teenagers, especially young men are encouraged to attend. The group will discuss the following question: How do we define cyberbullying/electronic aggression/online harassment?
It would be great for the focus group to be hosted in a setting that your youth already attend and the Institute staff will come to you and the date is flexible if you would like them to attend a certain day that your group(s) of youth gather. Examples of groups of young adults that may be interested in this focus group: 1) groups of youth who already meet regularly that would be interested in discussing this topic (like at after school tutoring, or a monthly Youth Council meeting), or 2) youth in your service network that the Institute could reach out to with a special invitation to attend a talking circle on this subject.
This will be a great experience for attendees and the Institute will be offering $20 visa gift cards for participating in this 1-2 hour group. The Institute is hoping for 10-20 young adults to attend. More than one focus groups can be organized if more than 10-20 young adults are interested. Youth and parent/guardian signed consent forms will be required for those attending who are under 18. The institute has gone through IRB and their protocols for this focus group have been reviewed and approved.
Please let me and Nikita Midamba with the Institute know if you are interested in this opportunity.
Nikita A Midamba
Clinical Research Associate
Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT)
Center for Child Health, Behavior & Development | Seattle Children’s Research Institute