Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Two Feathers Hosts 'Dangers of Technology' Forums

Posted By on Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 11:24 AM

Two Feathers Native American Health Services will be hosting seven free virtual forums (open to the public with registration) on the subject: Is Technology Damaging our Native Youth?

The forums will feature national and international experts and are expected to last approximately one to two hours each.

In a press release, Dr. Virgil Moorehead Jr., Executive Director with Two Feathers NAFS, said, “As the global pandemic persists our young people are in more psychiatric distress than ever before. At Two Feathers, we have identified one major issue to be the use and misuse of technology and its impact on child and adolescent development. During these times, this issue has become even more pressing. If you work with children and young adults, are a parent or are just interested in this discussion, we urge you to tune in."

Reservations are required to this free event. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VTN7F6N

For more, read the full release below:

McKinleyville- Two Feathers Native American Family Services (NAFS) is hosting seven virtual forums focused on technology and its affect on Native youth. They have gathered together national and international experts for this discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. This is a free event, however reservations are required. Each forum will last approximately one to two hours. A complete schedule with speaker descriptions follows, all times shown are PST:

December 8 @Noon. Clifford Sussman, M.D.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. World renowned expert in treating Internet Gaming Disorder.

December 10 @noon. Tim Kasser, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Psychology. Nationallly recognized expert on the impact of materialism and consumerism on well being.

December 14 @Noon. Devorah Heitner, PhD.

Expert on young people’s relationships with digital media and technology. Founder of Raising Digital Natives. Author of the award-winning book, Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World.

December 16 @Noon. Nicholas Kardaras, PhD.

Ivy league educated psychologist, best-selling author, internationally renowned speaker and an expert on mental health, addiction and the impact of our digital age.

December 21 @Noon. Douglas Gentile, P.D.

Professor of Psychology at Iowa State. One of the world’s leading scientific experts on the effects of media on children. Named one of America’s best 300 professors by the Princeton Review.

January 5 @3pm. Louis Cozzolino, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University. Author of numerous award-winning books focused on interpersonal neurobiology & education.

January 12 @Noon. Andrew Doan, M.D.

Ophthalmologist, Neuroscientist & recognized expert in digital media addictions. Author of best-selling book, Hooked on Games.

Dr. Virgil Moorehead Jr., Executive Director with Two Feathers NAFS said, “As the global pandemic persists our young people are in more psychiatric distress than ever before. At Two Feathers, we have identified one major issue to be the use and misuse of technology and its impact on child and adolescent development. During these times, this issue has become even more pressing. If you work with children and young adults, are a parent or are just interested in this discussion, we urge you to tune in. Moorehead added, “This conference is open to all but is targeted especially for those who are interested in improving the mental health of our children.”

To view a full agenda visit the Two Feather website: twofeathers-nafs.org or on their facebook page at: facebook.com/2FeathersNAFS. You must reserve your space in order to attend: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VTN7F6N
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