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Parenting Tips For A Teen Loneliness Epidemic

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm MST


EXPERTS: Matthew Biel, MD, Chair of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at MedStar Georgetown and Chief Medical Officer at Fort Health, a leading therapy and psychiatry practice for ages 4-24; Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, President and Founder of the Child Mind Institute; Zach Rausch, Associate Research Scientist, New York University. Researcher at Center for Humane Technology. Lead Researcher for The Anxious Generation, out March 2024.

We are facing an “epidemic of loneliness and isolation” according to the U.S. Surgeon General and young people are more at risk than anyone else.

Children have never been more connected but have never felt more isolated. They may be online “almost constantly,” but the number of teens reporting loneliness at school has almost doubled between 2012-2018.

As parents, we face a dilemma: if we encourage our children to spend more time offline, we risk being told to “stay out of it.” But if we leave them to their own devices, literally and figuratively, we risk an increase in the chances they’ll face depression and anxiety.

In this webinar by Fort Health in partnership with the Child Mind Institute, parenting and mental health experts will share practical tips on how to help children and teens feel supported as they form strong social bonds.

Click on Event Website Link below to register and learn more.