Report cards and test scores assess academic preparation. How do we gauge young peoples’ mental and emotional readiness for greater independence? Parents, learn from a panel of local experts who will address warning signs, proactive steps to maintain mental health, successful interventions, long-distance crisis response, managing a diagnosis, achieving autonomy, and more.
FREE SCREENING FOR PARENTS, STUDENTS, EDUCATORS, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Join us for a FREE special screening of the movie “Screenagers” followed by a panel discussion for parents, students, educators, and community members facilitated by Jackie Rhew from The Center for Emotional Wellness.
This award-winning film probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world. In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
Join BStrong Together and AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Institute for this FREE screening of “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” and facilitated discussion to follow.
Film Synopsis Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
To support our learning experience, we will follow the screening with a discussion facilitated by Jackie Rhew from AMITA Health Behavioral Health and The Center for Emotional Wellness. Jackie will be joined by Mandy Burbank from AMITA Health Behavioral Health and Dr. Matt Fuller, Assistant Superintendent of Technology and Innovation for Barrington 220. We encourage parents and students to come together for this important conversation.
This FREE event is made possible through the generous support of AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Institute.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training for anyone dealing with adolescents (12-18), and especially valuable for parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, coaches, peers, neighbors, health workers, and other caring citizens who might interface with an adolescent experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. This training is open anyone who regularly interacts with adolescents, and to the general community.
All attendees receive a certificate of attendance for completing the 8-hour course.
“How to Talk with Your Child About Difficult Topics” Parent Coffee Thursday, January 24th 9:30 – 11:00 am Barrington Area Library _________________________________
"Anxiety in Children and Teens: Symptoms and Interventions” Parent Coffee Tuesday, February 26th 7:00 – 8:30 pm Barrington Area Library _________________________________
Family Game Night Friday, March 15th 6:30 – 8:30 pm Barrington Area Library
BStrong Together is pleased to announce the creation of three ongoing, facilitated Conversation Circles for parents, educators, and community members focused on the issues, concerns, joys and challenges of raising children in today’s complex world. Click here to learn more and to register to join.
Clickherefor a menu of BStrong Together's upcoming Fall 2018 programs for students, parents, and the community.