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Teens & Screens 2019: Taking Charge of Mental Health

This event is open to the community and will focus on educating teens, parents, professionals and others who work with youth about the relationship between technology use and mental well-being. Topics of discussion will include tech addiction (including gaming), cyberbullying and how to keep your teen mentally healthy when transitioning from High School to College. Panel speakers will discuss their recovery journey from self-harm, eating disorders and addiction.

*Teens are encouraged to attend.


5–5:30 p.m. | Registration, Light Dinner and Visit Vendors and Resource Booths

5:25–5:30 p.m. | Welcome

Curtis Smith, Corporate Director of Community Engagement, Parkview Health

5:30–6:35 p.m. | Addicted to Tech? Facts and Resources

Steve Garton, M.S. Senior Manager, Learning Solutions, Common Sense Media

6:35–7 p.m. | Stories of Recovery and Hope – Reflections of Self-Harming Behaviors, Addiction and Disordered Eating

7–7:30 p.m. | Break/Snacks/Visit Vendors and Resource Booths

7:30–8:30 p.m. | Risk and Resilience: A Teen-Centered Perspective on Teens and Technology Use

Pamela Wisniewski, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida

8:30–9 p.m. | High School to College: The Mental Health Gap

Alice Jordan Miles, M.S. Ed, Director, Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute, Purdue Fort Wayne


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