Technology Use and Children: A Focus on the Family System
Our Presenter: Justin Parent, PhD
Our Moderator: Jonathan Comer, PhD
Today’s youth are engaging in unprecedented levels of screen media activity. This webinar will review emerging evidence of the mechanisms linking screen time with youth well-being, and for whom screen media activity has a detrimental impact on youth development. The webinar will also introduce a family-based single-session preventative intervention targeting youth screen time and family functioning. Evidence supporting this program’s promise will be reviewed, including a walk-through of treatment content and discussion of recent adaptations for group telehealth delivery and an online self-guided version.
After this session participants will be able to:
1. Describe brief prevention and intervention programs for children’s screen media activity
2. Describe trends in family screen media activity
3. Assess the family systems impacts of screen media activity
Dr. Justin Parent is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Florida International University, where he directs the Child and Family Well-being Lab and Clinic. He is the author of ~60 articles, and his research is currently supported by grants from NIMHD and NICHD and has been recognized through several awards (e.g., NIH/OBSSR’s Early Stage Investigator Award). Dr. Parent earned his Ph.D. in Clinical and Developmental Psychology at the University of Vermont and completed his clinical psychology internship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association Division 53, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCCAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For registration questions, contact Lynn Canty.