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A Community Conversation on Teen Mental Health

JCC Katz Auditorium, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill

April 28, 2019

4-6 pm

Understanding how the world of electronics and social media impacts our children isn’t easy and is a still evolving and emerging topic.

Please join us on Sunday, April 28, from 4 to 6 pm at the JCC in Squirrel Hill, for “A Community Conversation on Teen Mental Health” with Dr. Jean Twenge, who will present more of her research findings. 

Twenge is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and author of, “IGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood.”  She will speak about the mental health effects on teens being addicted to their smart phones and social media.

Jean has also been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR and many other media outlets speaking on this topic.  Following Jean’s talk, we will have a panel discussion with local community mental health experts and a teen who struggled with mental health as a result of social media and smart phone use.   This topic is so relevant as it demonstrates the necessity and benefits of Emma Kaufmann Camp’s screen-free policy.

For more information: Rachael Speck 412-697-3539

Please RSVP here

This event is being generously supported by the Staunton Farm Foundation as a part of a two-year $100,000 grant for JCC camps known as Beyond an Inclusion Policy: Ensuring Children and Adolescents Reach Their Developmental Potential.   The overnight and day camps are utilizing the grant to pilot an innovative community project to broaden inclusion at both camps.

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