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Virtual Conference Session #4: Screen Time, The Brain and COVID-19
Virtual: Mental Health in Schools Conference, 4th Annual!

In these unprecedented times with COVID-19, access to screens has dramatically increased. Everything from school, to birthday parties, to family time has our children in front of screens more than ever before. Screen time has become an enormous issue with its addictive qualities and brain development. Screen time causes many problems for the developing brain that includes issues with behavior, social-emotional, cognition, communication, and drug-like addiction. This presentation provides information on how to find a balance with screen time and the rest of life in a COVID-19 world.

Presenter: Layne Pethick


General Ed Teachers
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)
Special Education Teacher

Important Session Information:

Good mental health is critical to children’s success in school and life. Research demonstrates that students who receive social–emotional and mental health support achieve better academically. School climate, classroom behavior, on-task learning, and students’ sense of connectedness and well-being all improve as well. The goal of this conference is to improve mental health literacy among educators and school staff. Mental health literacy is defined as:

1. Understanding how to foster and maintain good mental health/wellness
2. Understanding mental health conditions/disorders
3. Decreasing stigma
4. Understanding how to seek help effectively

Join us as we spend two days discussing how to effectively address Mental Health and Wellness in classrooms and schools all across our region.

Dimension 3.1: Classroom Environment, Routines and Procedures, Dimension 3.2: Managing Student Behavior; Standard 4 - School Culture

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Credits Available:
(1.45) CPE
(1.45) Contact Hours
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Contact Person:
Albert Villa
Albert Villa
Layne Pethick
Date Location
10/9/2020 10:30 AM - 10/9/2020 12:15 PM ONLINE LOCATION SITE, Online Location

Education Service Center-Region 19 ~ 6611 Boeing Drive ~ El Paso, Texas 79925 ~ Tel (915) 780-5055 ~ Fax (915) 780-5034
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