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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
A Special Screening of Screenagers: “Growing up in the Digital Age”
The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
$20 plus fee per person (this is a separate fee from the June 12, 2018 workshop)
Two Continuing Education Credits
Screenagers is a personal look at how families are coping with kids and screen time and how being connected to devices is effecting relationships and even child development. The film was directed by Delaney Ruston, a Seattle filmmaker and physician who uses her own experience with her children as the central storyline.
In the film, Ruston’s 12-year-old daughter, Tessa, is on the brink of getting her first smart phone. Ruston’s son Chase, 14, is hooked on video games. As a doctor, she decided she needed to understand the impact of all of this screen time on kids. And as a mom, Ruston needed to know what to do.
Screenagers examines Ruston’s story with the experiences of other families as well as the insights of psychologists, brain scientists and authors. Beyond just the amount of time spent staring at devices, the film looks at a number of hot-button areas where screens come into play nowadays: phones in schools; violence in video games; the impact of social media on self-esteem.
Workshop participants will be able to:
- Increase the understanding how to foster a healthy relationship with technology.
- How to set boundaries dealing with often serious consequences related to excessive screen time.
- Learn about mechanisms and tools to discuss the impact of screen time and ways to manage it.
This workshop is for Mental Health Professionals, Educators, parents and kids all are welcome! CE credits available for Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Substance Abuse Counselors, National Certified Counselors, Nurses, and Psychologists. The format will include a movie followed by a moderated discussion.