Screenagers: Next Chapter
Spero Counseling Services and Planting Seeds Counseling and Consulting have partnered to show the documentary of Screenagers: Next Chapter A special thank you to Grace Avenue United Methodist Church for allowing us to use their facilities.
WHEN: Sunday, November 17, 2019
TIME: 4:00pm-7:00pm COST: $35 for Professionals (3 hr CEU included) $20 for Adults/Parents $5 for Teens WHERE: Grace Avenue United Methodist Church, 3521 Main Street Frisco, TX 75034
This community event will show the documentary and then will engage in open discussion about mental health and technology use. Following the viewing, discussions will be led by licensed professional counselors. This will be a great opportunity for teens and parents to attend together. Let’s work together to start the conversations!
About the documentary:
This film examines the science behind teens’ emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age. It was the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions. Screened more than 8,000 times (and counting) to 4 million people in more than 70 countries, it has been featured on PBS NewsHour, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and more. What started as a personal story grew into a national movement, helping millions of youth and their families find their way in a world with instant access to screen time.
This film follows the story of physician Dr. Delaney Ruston find her way from ineffective parenting to much-improved strategies as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. She sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we, as parents and educators, can empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience. We follow other personal stories of families from an array of backgrounds with a spectrum of emotional challenges. We also observe approaches in schools that provide strategies relevant beyond the classroom setting. Interwoven into the stories are surprising insights from brain researchers, psychologists, and thought leaders that reveal evidence-based ways to support mental wellness among our youth. The impact of social media and other screen time is incorporated in all the topics raised in Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, how it may be impacting our teens’ mental health, and what we can do to help foster youth in the face of struggles.