Screenagers, Next Chapter
CARE Dallas is an active member in the HPISD Parent Education Committee and is pleased to invite you to attend Screenagers, Next Chapter at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21 at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75205.
HPISD Parent Education Committee (PEC) and Highland Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC) are excited to bring Screenagers, Next Chapter to our community at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21st in HPUMC’s Wesley Hall. In this second installment of the documentary series, filmmaker and physician, Dr. Delany Ruston, takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level. She examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety and depression in our digital age.
In this film, we follow Delaney as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. She sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we, as parents and educators, can 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 will also follow other personal stories of families from an array of backgrounds with a spectrum of emotional challenges. We will see 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.