Date: 
October 16, 2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Disconnect to Re-connect: Engaging with Children and Youth in the Era of Screens - ZOOM $175
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Disconnect to Re-connect: Engaging with Children and Youth in the Era of Screens - IN-PERSON $225
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Facilitator: Julie Walsh, MSW, RSW

 

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A one-day workshop for counsellors, school professionals and educators, service providers, early childhood educators, family service workers, parents, and caregivers.

Screen time and electronics use have been one of the biggest changes in the past few decades. Children and youth are using screens at an increasing rate, and many parents, caregivers, and helping professionals are faced with struggles disconnecting them from their devices.

This workshop will:

  • Provide an overview of how screens and social media impact the developing brain, mental health, and relationships
  • Examine the impact of parent/caregiver screen behavior on attachment, child development, and family relationships
  • Identify what healthy screen time use looks like Describe strategies to set parameters around screens
  • Suggest ideas and ways to replace screen time and re-connect with the children in our care.

Julie is a Clinical Social Worker who specializes in child, adolescent, and family-based therapy. Her education in trauma, attachment, regulation, and reunification has led her to develop manuals, workshops, and training programs for a variety of government and non-profit agencies throughout Manitoba and Eastern Canada.  In addition to her private practice, she presents workshops to Counsellors, Family Service Agencies, Schools, Caregivers, and Youth on attachment, trauma, coping skills, social media use, and reconnecting in the era of screens and influencer culture. Her work with families and professionals is grounded in the assumption that we are all doing the best we can, that we are all aspiring to do better, and that we are all continually evolving.