Digital Screen-Use and Healthy Development: New Connections and Blurred Boundaries
Every stage of development a child reaches now comes
with dilemmas about the amount of freedom to allow when it comes to
media, cell phones, social networks, browsing the web and video games.
As screen-use becomes more common, our culture increasingly normalizes the idea that while brains and bodies are
developing, they will also busy sending, receiving, downloading and
uploading. This raises big questions about what we truly value in family
life and makes it difficult for parents and therapists to know how to
best support the social, emotional and physiological needs of kids when
so much of attention and exploration is directed toward the digital
and Blurred Boundaries” offers an approach to building, "Safety, Trust
and Respect in The Digital Age" that puts everyone on the same page
(even when that page is digital) around issues of health and safety as
well as positive social and family values.
Following the presentation, attendees will be able to:
About the Presenter:
- List the ways new technologies (smart phones,
video games, social media and the internet) impact the lives of children
- Discuss what
clinicians and parents might actually encourage and support when it
comes to apps, social media and video games
- Define why the majority of today’s families need interventions that
cover more than just “Internet Safety” and “Internet Addiction”
- Use a relationship based approach to talking to families that includes: Safety, Trust, Awareness and Respect
- Apply this method to better determine: what’s normal, what needs further investigation and what is a red flag
Jason Brand, LCSW is a family therapist in Berkeley. He specializes in
providing support to families in a rapidly changing world where digital
technologies are transforming our lives. His work takes place in schools
and with organizations where he leads workshops about the entanglements
of families, culture and technology. His book, “1 to 1 at Home: A
Parent’s Guide to School-Issued Laptops and Tablets” is a practical
guide to integrating new technologies into family life. In his private
practice, Jason counsels families with children and adolescents. Please visit https://www.jasonbrand.com/
for more info.
is limited, advanced registration is required. Have questions? Please contact
Nes Pinar at (925) 405-6040 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
for cancellation with 72-hour notice.
* 3 CE credits will be provided to qualifying participants. BAPTI
is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing
professional education for psychologists. BAPTI maintains responsibility for
this program and its content. CPA Provider # BAY 012. The California Board
of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education
credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs.
To receive a CE credit you MUST sign and
include your license number on both the Sign-In and
Sign-Out Sheet. Participants must attend entire training to receive CE Credits. No partial credit will be provided.
All proceeds from this event will benefit
BAPTI Associate program. To make referrals or to learn more about us, please visit www.BAPTI.org.