Screen Time & Attention Deficit: Understanding the growing epidemic of inattentive children alongside the rise of technology exposure
Date(s) - Oct 25, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The nature verses nurture approach to understanding how children develop leads us to intuit that exactly how brain growth and development unfolds most certainly is impacted by the amount of screen-time and technology exposure that children have. In this workshop we will discuss two key reasons why we must protect our children’s (1) hearts; and (2) brains from the impact of screen time (video games, Facebook, texting, social media, etc.). Participants can expect some ideas and strategies to put into place for safeguarding their children around technology exposure, a developmental guide to what is safe and when, and an overall understanding of our role as big people must be for our children as we navigate the technology revolution.
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604 533 4425
Rebecca Mitchell has a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She approaches her work eclectically by incorporating aspects of her post-graduate training in the areas of Attachment, Developmental Trauma, Infant Mental Health, and Play Therapy. She joins The Wishing Star team with over 19 years of experience in supporting kids and families in a variety of settings including community based agencies, child and youth mental health, and private practice. Rebecca cherishes the opportunity to work together with both parents and children in addressing challenges related to anxiety, behavior, early trauma and mood difficulties, maintaining a focus of enhancing and strengthening parent-child relationships. Rebecca brings a strong sense of compassion to her work helping big people understand and respond to children in ways that promote a strong relationship, self-regulation and a positive sense of self. As a mother of two boys herself, Rebecca appreciates both the joys and frustrations (!) that come with the role of being that kind of a big person for a child.