8.17.18 - Screens, Tweens, and Teens: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?

Date: Aug. 17, 2018
Time: 9 am – 12:15 pm
Registration Fee: $25 — Registration fee if received by August 3, 2018 / after, $35
Location:
Northwest AHEC
McCreary Tower (a part of the Wake Forest Football Complex)
475 Deacon Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

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Program Overview and Objectives

A recent finding by the Common Sense Media Census (October, 2017) found that tweens (8-12) use an average of six hours and teens (13-18) use an average of nine hours of entertainment media per day, not including time spent using media for school or homework. As more and more of our children’s lives are spent consuming media on screens, there is growing concern about the impact this has on their cognitive, social, and emotional development. This session will review the most recent research, the most common concerns, and what clinicians and families can do to help tweens and teens navigate this area.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Cite the most relevant research related to gaming and problematic media use
  • Explain how problematic media use is connected to social and emotional well-being
  • Identify what clinicians can do to work effectively with tweens, teens, and their families

Who Should Participate

This workshop will be beneficial to mental health and human service practitioners, including psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance use professionals, therapists and clinicians and all others interested in this topic.

Physicians are on the medical staff of Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services. The facility shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. Model representations of real patients are shown. Actual patients cannot be divulged due to HIPAA regulations.