Who is the Founder and CEO of Digital Citizen Academy?
Dr. Strohman is a licensed clinical psychologist who focuses her practice on teens and families, providing a compassionate approach to traditional therapy. Her goal is to empower her clients to work with their own strengths to find solutions to get on the right path toward wellbeing. Dr. Strohman’s most notable positions have been her work as a Legislative Assistant in Congress, an Honors Intern for the FBI, and a Visiting Scholar for the FBI while collaborating to complete her dissertation.
After graduation she worked at a large law firm prior to completing her residency at the Arizona State Hospital with a clinical and forensic rotation in clinical psychology. Following her residency she started consulting in business strategies working with professional athletes in wealth management and business management, setting up for-profit and nonprofit organizations across the United States. From there she returned to a full time focus in her therapy practice where she takes her wealth of experiences to meet client needs. Dr. Strohman is a member of several legal, psychological and community organizations in Arizona and nationally.
Dr. Strohman is married and has two children.
What is the Digital Citizen Academy?
The Digital Citizen Academy (DCA) is dedicated to improving the lives of students, parents and educators through the resources, tools and knowledge needed to foster a healthy balance with technology. Our prevention, education and diversion programs are professionally designed to inform, protect and support children, teenagers, and adults impacted by issues resulting from technology use and abuse.
What is the DCA Vision?
Educate ~ Empower ~ Inspire
What is the DCA Mission?
Our mission is to educate, empower, and inspire digital citizens. The Digital Citizen Academy is dedicated to improving the lives of students, parents and educators through the resources, tools and knowledge needed to foster a healthy balance with technology.
What sets the DCA program apart from other programs?
DCA is a complete K-12 technology prevention program offering a curriculum rich in content and topics relevant in the digital age. We provide specific programs for students, parents and educators to address and reduce the growing concerns and issues related to technology use and overuse. We offer an elementary, middle and high school Technology Leadership Council program and a middle and high school diversion program.
What is the High School Program?
The centerpiece of the high school program is the Technology Leadership Council. It is made up of high school students who work under the guidance of an adult advisor. TLC is designed to be team of peers who mentor, create and implement digital citizenship campaigns, assemblies, before and after school activities as well as becoming school leaders.
What is the K-8 Technology Leadership Council?
At the elementary and middle school level, the TLC is made up of students starting in 3rd grade who work under the guidance of an adult advisor. TLC is designed to be a peer to peer mentoring group which creates and implements projects, before and after school acitivities as well as becoming peer leaders in elementary and middle school grades.
What is the DCA Diversion Program?
The Digital Citizen Academy Middle/High School Diversion Program offers professionally designed online programming for students as an alternative to short term school suspensions. Using a compassionate and thorough approach that will ultimately reduce the likelihood of future violations, our program is designed to further educate, protect and support students who have violated school rules.
Although our Diversion program is always dynamically changing to include more options based on need, we currently offer the following: Cyberbullying/Bullying, Inappropriate Posting, Digital Reputation, Cheating, Hacking, and Technology Addiction.
What is the Home Program?
The Digital Citizen Academy Home Program gives parents an opportunity to experience home-based interactive lessons with their child. The lessons are currently grouped K-2, 3-6 and MS/HS and include informative videos that make learning about digital safety and etiquette entertaining and fun.
Are state standards adhered to in the programs?
Yes, the DCA curriculum draws from a number of National and Common Core Standards.