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2-PART WEBINAR: 1) Navigating Virtual Playground & 2) Screen Attachment (Feb 20 & Mar 19, 2019)

Alison Feigh, M.S.
Adam Arnold, MA, LMFT, LADC
WHEN Wednesday, Feb 20th 2019 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
COST $30.00 per person

Part 1: Feb 20th – "Navigating the virtual playground: Healthy choices and worrisome pitfalls for today’s youth" with Alison Feigh
Cyberbullying + Texting + Screen Time + Toxic images/Sexting = Yikes! As technology grows and adapts, children are growing and adapting right along with it. The online highway can have some steep learning curves, for students and for parents. Youth can find themselves in over their heads as technology choices move faster than their developmental abilities. Technology isn’t a bad thing, but young people need help in navigating these tools so that their empathy and sense of self can also grow and develop. This presentation details the risks students are facing and practical, positive ways that adults can respond.

Alison Feigh, M.S. has been working in the sexual abuse prevention field for more than 18 years. She trains nationally on a variety of topics around abuse, abduction, and online exploitation. Ms. Feigh firmly believes that personal safety messages can be positive, empowering, and accessible.  Ms. Feigh serves as the Director of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, a program of Zero Abuse Project. She has worked with families of missing children and adults since 2000. She holds a self-designed undergraduate degree in “Responding to Missing Children in the US” and Communication from St. Olaf College and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Cloud State University.

Part 2: March 19 –"Screen attachment: What’s streaming in the brains of adopted and foster care youth" with Adam Arnold
In Part 2 of this webinar series, we will discuss the latest research findings on screen addiction, the common screen interactions (and the common screen pitfalls) of adopted and foster care youth, as well as discussions regarding social media interactions with birth families. With the particular needs and wounds of adopted and foster care youth, the technology choices with screens can have increased complexity as well as increased severity.

Adam Arnold,  MA, LMFT, LADC is a licensed psychotherapist, and co-director of Enliven Psychotherapy. Utilizing a gentle, brain-body approach he works with individuals and families through an attachment, trauma-informed lens. For over ten years Adam combined his passions for healing and the arts, serving as Founder and Artistic Director of blank slate theatre, a personal growth-oriented theatre for youth in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Adam has special interest in collaborating with culturally and ability diverse persons, frequently treating mental and chemical health concerns within transracially adoptive families, persons with developmental disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community. He is trained in, and commonly utilizes, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) with persons ages 5 and up.