“The Impact of Excessive Media Use on Adolescent Development and Social Adjustment”
Presented by Ms. Joy Astolfi on March 10, 2016. Are you seeking answers on how to navigate the overwhelming influence of media during your child’s formative years? Are you wondering about the impact of media saturation on your child’s brain development? Christian Counsellor Ms. Joy Astolfi, (MSc., CCC.) shared scientific research on the impact of media on the nervous system including frontal lobe development, new research emerging around Electronic Screen Syndrome (ESS), and practical tools for parents to intervene and set reasonable boundaries which encourage healthy habits and healthy relationships. Joy comes with over 20 years of experience in working with at-risk youth in a variety of settings (residential treatment centers, corrections, and professional counsellor). Joy is currently in private practice and holds a contract with the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC) as a Mental Health Consultant. Joy strives to bring hope, healing, and restoration through God’s power to those who are wounded and to help them prepare for His kingdom. Come and benefit from an evening of discussion and collaborative learning.
"Protecting your Children at Home on your Technology Devices"
This seminar was presented by Education Technology Specialist, Joel Melashenko, on Thursday, April 28, 2016.