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Discover how the digital age is impacting our children and their brain development

‘This is Your Brain Online’ training being offered for professionals and parents
LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council’s 2017 Call-to-Action Conference will bring information to Livingston County about the affect of digital technology on children and youth.
The conference will be held in the morning on Thursday, May 11, at LESA in Howell. Due to interest in the topic and the need for parents to understand technology’s impact on their child’s development, the CAP Council has decided to add a second session in the afternoon which will focus on what parents need to know.
Scott Becker, Ph.D., Director of the Michigan State University Counseling Center will present “This is Your Brain Online: The Impact of Digital Technology on Child Development and Resilience.”
Becker will share the latest research from a variety of sources, which indicates that the widespread use of digital technology– including computers, the internet, video games, and smart phones– has a measurable, negative impact on the development and adaptation of the human brain. The session also will explore the implications of this research for the educational and psychological development of children, adolescents and young adults.
“The world is changing so quickly in terms of technology,” said Holly Naylor, CAP Council coordinator. “How does that impact our children who are growing up surrounded by it? What does that mean for professionals working with youth? And what do parents need to know? We have invited Scott Becker to present information on all of these questions during two sessions.”

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Professionals who work with children and youth session: 8:30am-12pm (includes breakfast) : $30 per person, $100 for a group of four (CE approved course)

Parent Session: 1pm-3pm: $10 per person

Please register by April 21 by contacting Holly Naylor: 517.548.1350 or hnaylor@lacasacenter.org

ABOUT LACASA: LACASA Center is a locally-based nonprofit organization that provides critical services for victims of child abuse and interpersonal violence. LACASA also offers educational programs aimed at protecting children in Livingston County. Visit lacasacenter.org for more information.

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