Please join us Wednesday 1/16 for our 2nd Parent Ed night of the year


The Impact of Electronics on the Child/Teen Brain

Wednesday, January 16th
7-8:30pm, BSE Library

As part of BSCO’s Parent Education series, Shawn Marshall will present The Impact of Electronics on the Child/Teen Brain which was developed from the challenges that many of his teen 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 and teens. He offers numerous recommendations to support parents, who like their kids, 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.

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 teens and parenting.

The Parent Education programs are a no-cost adults only series, made possible through BSCO’s annual budget and your generous Jog-a-Thon donation. Questions can be directed to