Screenagers: Next Chapter

Screenagers: Next Chapter

From the director of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age comes Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience and is about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled world.

Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help us all flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. We follow Delaney as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. Ruston sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we as parents and schools empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience. 

We witness Delaney as she finds her way from ineffective parenting to much-improved strategies. 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 Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, how it may be impacting our teen’s mental health, and what we can do to help foster youth in the face of struggles.

Join us for a free viewing of the documentary 

“Screenagers: The Next Chapter.”  Panel discussions to follow led by experts in various fields related to the impact screens on children. Please join us for this valuable 2-hour session.  You’ll be glad you did.  Click to view movie trailer

When: January 21, 2020, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Hudsonville Freshman Campus Auditorium, 3370 Allen St.

Cost: FREE

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Thank you to the Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition for helping to offset the cost of this event.