Over the past decade, the play2PREVENT Lab, using components of social and emotional learning and character development, has developed novel and ground-breaking methods and systems for developing and evaluating videogame interventions, with the input of adolescents at every step of the process, demonstrating significant engagement and impact in the areas of social education and a number of critical health outcome related to the overall well-being of adolescents. We have broken through the barrier, or helped to make the wall fall, around adolescent voices being heard about the challenges they face and how best to address them through digital health and education.

Tags: Digital Health, Diversity, Education, Mobile Health, Resilience, Character Development, Educational Games, Learn Smart, Informal Education

Lynn Fiellin

Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Fiellin is a Yale Professor and founding director of the play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games. She builds and tests videogame interventions targeting HIV prevention, promotion of HIV/STI testing, mental health and wellness, and drug and alcohol use prevention. Her team forges successful collaborations between teens, community-based organizations, scientists, educators, and videogame developers. They use principles of character education and social emotional learning to develop targeted digital health interventions that positively impact the well-being of teens.

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