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Navigating Screentime: Guiding parents in establishing and having effective conversations with their children

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Presented by Emily Cherkin, M.A. Ed.
Saturday, 10 September 2022
9:00 am — 11:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm Eastern

2CE Credit Live Interactive Webinar Saturday September 10th, 2022
9-11 am Pacific / 12-2 pm Eastern
Presenter: Emily Cherkin
Fee: $49

For those who register but are unable to attend, CE credits (though not Live) will be available by viewing the recording and completing the post-test and evaluation. Distance Learning Board Approvals

Tokens may not be used with webinars.

2 CE credit hours. This webinar satisfies requirements for live CE credits for all professions except psychologists licensed outside of California and New York.

NOTE TO PSYCHOLOGISTS: For psychologists licensed in California and New York, this webinar satisfies requirements for live, interactive Continuing Education. For psychologists not licensed in NY or CA, due to APA policies, Continuing Education certificates will be designated as home study.

Often family conflicts center around “screentime.” Even before COVID-19, managing screentime was stressful for families. Following the pandemic, children are using screen based technologies for learning, entertainment, and socialization more than ever.

Overwhelmed parents, often struggling to manage their own use of tech, are often at a loss for how to set limits, monitor or discuss concerns with their children.  Additionally, resisting the compelling attraction of games and apps may seem near impossible for children, whose brains are not yet fully developed. Adding to the challenges, the addition of remote learning has created new safety challenges around privacy and data, equity, and mis- and dis-information.

This beginner/intermediate webinar is aimed at all therapists who work with children and/or families.  Emily will focus on three distinct “screentime” challenges and how clinicians can address them with clients: persuasive design, screen use at home, and screen use for school.

Content is designed to assist clinicians in supporting their clients with best practices around screen use and offer practical suggestions for how to prioritize important developmental skills such as executive functioning and critical thinking. Tools and resources will be provided that clinicians utilize themselves and share with parents.

Target audience: This course is appropriate for all mental health professionals.

Content level: Introductory/Intermediate

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Emily Cherkin, The Screentime Consultant, is a nationally recognized consultant who takes a tech-intentional™ approach to addressing screentime challenges. A former middle school teacher, she has been featured for her work on screentime in The New York Times, The Washington Post, on “The Today Show” (twice), “Good Morning, America,” Australia’s “Weekend Today”, Sirius XM Radio, and numerous parenting websites, blogs, and podcasts. Emily also teaches parent courses, facilitates professional development training, and provides personalized school presentations built on her, tech-intentional™ approach. As a parent to a 11- and 14-year-old, Emily understands deeply the real-life challenges of parenting in the digital age.

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to

  • Discuss current research on screen time and how it affects families
  • Use best practices to support a tech-intentional family
  • Describe what persuasive design is and how it affects our use of technology
  • Utilize data privacy information to support and protect families

Webinar Outline

Overview of the Screentime Problem:
-Current statistics
-Brief Technology Timeline
-Executive Function and Optimal Child Development
-The Displacement Hypothesis
-Screen use for school

Persuasive design
-What is it
-Why it matters
-How parents can respond

Being “Tech-Intentional”: Tools for Clinicians and Families
-Living Life Out Loud
-Skills Before Screens
-Not All Tech is Created Equal

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led polls.

To be eligible for Live CE credits, you must be logged in the entire time. Entry to the webinar will be closed 5 minutes after the scheduled start time.

This webinar will be hosted through Zoom. Upon registration, participants will be emailed a link directly from Zoom. Additionally, the link will be available in your Zur Institute account, which you can use or you simply log into your Zur account and enter the webinar from the My Webinars section of your account.

The webinar will open 10 minutes prior to start time. It is recommended that you join early to give yourself time to troubleshoot potential connection problems.

Fee $49

Tokens may not be used with webinars.

Course completion & CE info

Course completion requirements: After the webinar if you attended the entire webinar you will have access to the course in your My Courses. If you did not attend the entire webinar you will have access to the course within 3-5 days when the video is uploaded to the course. You will be notified by email when the recording is ready.

In order to receive Live CE credit hours, you must attend the entire webinar and then complete the post webinar test and evaluation within 30 days of the end of the webinar.

If you pay and either miss part of the webinar or are unable to attend: Don’t worry. You can still obtain CE credits (though not Live) by viewing the recording and taking the post-test and evaluation. You will receive an email notification when the recording is ready for viewing, no later than 5 days after the webinar is over. You have 3 years to complete a home-study course. Distance Learning Board Approvals

NOTE TO PSYCHOLOGISTS: For CA and NY Psychologists this webinar satisfies requirements for live, interactive Continuing Education. For psychologists not licensed in NY or CA, due to APA policies, this webinar does not meet criteria for live interactive Continuing Education and certificates will be designated as home study.

This webinar satisfies requirements for live CE credits for all professions except psychologists outside California and New York, as noted above. Each state sets its own requirements for licensure, including continuing education requirements, to maintain licensure. Questions about CE requirements for state licensure should be directed to your state board.

Zur Institute has been approved to provide Live CE credits by the following boards:

California Psychologists: Zur Institute (ZUR001) is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide live continuing professional education for psychologists.  Zur Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Distance Learning Board Approvals

Zur Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7144. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Zur Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

New York Psychologists: Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0029.

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New York Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs): Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0007.

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Social Workers: Zur Institute, provider #1113, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Zur Institute maintains responsibility for these courses. ACE provider approval period: 6/1/2021-6/1/2024.

2 CE
credits
$49

Tokens may not be used with webinars.

For those unable to attend, a recording will be available within 5 days to view at your convenience. CE credits, (though not Live) will be provided after completing the posttest and evaluation. You will be notified via email when the recording is ready.