April 27, 2017
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Grassy Hill Country Club
411 Clark Lane
$25 per person or $200 per table of 10
CEUs available for $10
CHES, NASW, LPC, LMFT & CPS
This workshop will explore the research concerning the affects social media is having both on children’s brains and on their behaviors. Neuroscience shows that our brains wire according to exposure. The wiring that takes place with cyber interaction has both positive and negative results that need to be considered for implementing strategies that support the overall well-being of our youth.
Participants will be exposed to the cyber social reality that pervades children’s lives and how that reality is shaping their still forming identities and social interactions. This generation is the first to be brought up in a world of unlimited access to information, images and social interaction. What are the implications? Just how does the cyber world effect who children believe themselves to be, especially when they can be something entirely different online than who they are in reality?
Participants will be also be asked to reflect on the hidden massages being sent with our ever-growing technological use and to think critically about how their own interactions with children may be effected by these avenues.