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Screenagers: Next Chapter - Hartford Premiere

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West Hartford Town Hall

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Hartford premiere of "Screenagers: Next Chapter," the second film in the groundbreaking documentary series.

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Join Jewish Family Services Tara's Closet for the Hartford premiere of "Screenagers: Next Chapter," the second film in the groundbreaking documentary series.

Anxiety is on the rise. Today's youth are more stressed and more depressed than ever before, but there is hope. Learn strategies and solutions to help screen-obsessed teens survive and thrive in a digital world.

This event is sponsored by Tara’s Closet in partnership with BBYO Connecticut Valley Region and JTConnect - Jewish Teen Learning Connection. Teens, parents, educators, caregivers welcome. Reserve your free ticket today!

*FREE SCREENING* with a donation of new or like new winter outerwear item (jacket, coat, gloves) for men, women and children in need.

Auditorium doors open at 6:30 p.m.

SCREENING BEGINS AT 7 p.m. (Seating is not assigned)

Teens and tweens are welcome to attend; recommended for ages 10 and older.

*All teens are welcome for a pizza dinner prior to the screening at 5:30 p.m.*

PANEL DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW

Moderated by WFSB-TV Dennis House and lead by Dr. David Greenfield, founder and medical director of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Greenfield is a leading authority on behavioral addiction medicine and author of numerous articles/book chapters and the book Virtual Addiction which in 1999 rang an early warning regarding the world’s growing Internet Addiction problem. Two other mental health professionals and licensed clinicians Denise Padilla and Ann Osoba will also discuss the movie and offer advice to parents, as well as, local teens will share their perspectives.

Film Synopsis

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.

Some of the featured experts in the film include:

  • Daniel Pine, MD, Chief Psychiatrist, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Dan Siegel, MD, Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA
  • Drs. John and Julie Gottman, founders of The Gottman Institute
  • Ronald E. Dahl, MD., Center on the Developing Adolescent at UC Berkeley
  • Laura Kastner, Ph.D., psychologist and author of Wise-Minded Parenting
  • Ned Johnson, co-author of The Self-Driven Child
  • Adriana Galvan, Ph.D., Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience UCLA
  • Lynn Lyons, MSW, Author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents
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