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Screenagers: Next Chapter
January 8, 2020

The Bristol Warren Education Foundation (BWEF), in partnership with the Bristol Warren Regional School District (BWRSD), presents the documentary film SCREENAGERS NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience.

Where: Kickemuit Middle School
When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
5:30 – 6:00pm: pizza and refreshments
6:00 – 7:15pm: introduction and documentary presentation
7:15 – 8:00pm: moderated discussion

From the director of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age comes Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience. High Stress, anxiety and depression are experienced by millions of young people. We follow physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, as she discovers solutions for improved adolescent well-being in the digital age.

Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help us all flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. We follow her as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. Ruston sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we as parents and schools empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.

We witness Delaney as she finds her way from ineffective parenting to much-improved strategies. We follow other personal stories of families from an array of backgrounds with a spectrum of emotional challenges. We also observe approaches in schools that provide strategies relevant beyond the classroom setting. Interwoven into the stories are surprising insights from brain researchers, psychologists, and thought-leaders that reveal evidence-based ways to support mental wellness among our youth. The impact of social media and other screen time is incorporated in all the topics raised Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, and how it may be impacting our teens mental health.

Nicky Piper, BWEF chairperson, explained why the Education Foundation decided to invest in a screening of this sequel, making it available to the entire community. 'The BWEF mission is to promote educational excellence in our public schools, and we believe that education happens in families, as much as in the classroom. We have seen an increase in the need for social emotional supports for our students, and believe that it is critical to have conversations about this as a community."

This presentation is open to the public. Those wishing to attend are asked to register for free tickets here. For more information on the film go to http://www.screenagersmovie.com

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