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West Hartford, CT 06117

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Jewish Family Services' Tara's Closet and the Mandell JCC’s Family Room are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development.

As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time, depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This film and the discussion to follow is appropriate for parents as well as teens. Parents are encouraged to attend along with their teenagers.

WHAT: Movie screening for parents and teens followed by a panel discussion about the film with JFS mental health professionals will be moderated by Dennis House, Channel 3 Eyewitness News Anchor and Face the State moderator.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 7 - 8:30 PM

WHERE: Mandell JCC, West Hartford

COST: FREE with advance reservations @ jfshartford.org/screenagers

MORE: Information about the movie can be found online at: https://www.screenagersmovie.com

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