Millersville University Presents: Screenagers Next Chapter
Run Time: 120 min.
Join us 11/18 at 7pm for a free screening of Screenagers, Next Chapter hosted by Millersville University. Admission is free but you must reserve tickets on our site as seating is limited. Discussion panel to follow.
In Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, we follow Delaney as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. She sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we, as parents and educators, can empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.
We witness Delaney as she finds her way from ineffective parenting to much-improved strategies. We follow other personal stories of families from an array of backgrounds with a spectrum of emotional challenges. We also observe approaches in schools that provide strategies relevant beyond the classroom setting. Interwoven into the stories are surprising insights from brain researchers, psychologists, and thought leaders that reveal evidence-based ways to support mental wellness among our youth. The impact of social media and other screen time is incorporated in all the topics raised in Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, how it may be impacting our teens’ mental health, and what we can do to help foster youth in the face of struggles.
Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER shows many ways parents, counselors, and educators can help teens build crucial skills for navigating stress, anxiety, and depression. Some of the featured experts in the film include:
Daniel Pine, MD, Chief Psychiatrist, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Dan Siegel, MD, Director, Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA
Drs. John and Julie Gottman, Founders, The Gottman Institute
Ronald E. Dahl, MD, Chief Science Officer, Center on the Developing Adolescent at UC Berkeley
Laura Kastner, Ph.D., Psychologist and author, Wise-Minded Parenting
Ned Johnson, Co-author of The Self-Driven Child
Adriana Galvan, Ph.D., Chair, Behavioral Neuroscience UCLA
Lynn Lyons, MSW, Author, Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents
Recommended age: 6th grade and older