Supporting Families with Screentime During COVID for Primary Care Providers- 2-part series

Wed, August 19, 2020 - Wed, August 26, 2020
Webinar Series

Hosted by CHEO (ECHO CAMH)

Under COVID, many families are reporting increased use of recreational screentime in their children and youth. Despite COVID however, children and youth still have the same needs for mental health and wellness that they needed pre-COVID. These needs include adequate sleep, nature time, physical activity, healthy nutrition, face-to-face time with fellow human beings, and activities which give purpose, hope and meaning.
These Special Interest ECHO Sessions are in-depth educational opportunities on a specific child and/or youth mental health topic. They run for 1 hour and include a de-identified case presentation from a participant within their own practice.
 

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Questions? Contact: ECHO_CYMH@cheo.on.ca
 

Part 1: Nature of the Beast - Technology in the Lives of Kids

Dr. Hazen Gandy, MD, FRCPC

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 
Time: 6:00 p.m . -  7:00 p.m. EST

Part 1 of this series will discuss the benefits and challenges of screentime during COVID.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the role and impact of technology on the mental health of children and adolescents. 
  • Recall the addictive potential of smart phones, digital media software and online gaming. 
  • Recognize 2 aspects of adolescent brain development that make adolescents vulnerable to technology misuse. 

This virtual education session is offered at no cost to participants. Earn up to 1 certified Mainpro+® credit!

Part 2: Practical Strategies for Primary Care Providers

Dr. Michael Cheng, MD, FRCPC 
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST 

Part 2 of this series will talk about practical strategies to support families, so that they can maximize healthy use of technology, and limit negative uses of technology, particularly as we move into a post-COVID world.
By the end of this session, participants will know how to:

  • Continue to promote what children, youth and families have always needed for mental health prior to technology and COVID, 
  • Promote healthy usage of technology in children and youth during and post-COVID; 
  • Support parents in setting limits on less healthy usage of technology during and post-COVID. 

This virtual education session is offered at no cost to participants. Earn up to 1 certified Mainpro+® credit!