BSCO Parent Education Evening
The Impact of Electronics on the Youth Brain with Shawn Marshall
Wednesday 10/12/16, 6:30-8:30 PM
Bonny Slope Elementary School Media Center
Shawn Marshall MA, LPC is a licensed professional counselor that has over twenty years of experience working with children and families. He has worked in residential programs, community mental health, consulted with school districts and is currently at the Children’s Program in Portland. He specializes in working with teens and has expertise in depression, anxiety, attention deficit, academic challenges, and oppositional behaviors. He has presented on a wide range of topics centered on youth and parenting.
His presentation, The Impact of Electronics on the Youth Brain, developed from the challenges that many of his clients and their families have experienced while navigating the intricacies of social media, cell phone usage and video games. His presentation focuses on educating parents and explores the potential negative impacts that electronic usage has on their children. He offers numerous recommendations to support parents, who like their children, are dealing with the ever-changing electronic world. He provides up-to-date information and statistics on the impact that electronics have on the developing brain including sleep, academics, and physical health.