Screens for Teens and Tweens: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?

Jun 17, 2021 Closed Mental Health

Screens for Teens and Tweens: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?


Clinical work with children, teenagers, and families is challenging enough. As adolescents and children rely more and more on media and technology to relate to others and the world, researchers are attempting to understand the impact on their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. The goal of this workshop is to describe the current landscape of children and adolescents' use of media and technology, report the most recent and quickly evolving research, and highlight some of the challenges that many clinicians face when working with children, teens, and their families as they navigate some of the unhealthy behaviors tied to maladaptive use of media and technology.

This presenter is being supported through a partnership between Duke University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science and the NC AHEC Program.


8:15 – 8:45amWebex Login/Technical Assistance
8:45 – 9:45am Video Games and Gaming Addiction
9:45 – 10:45am Gen Z
10:45 – 11:00am Break
11:00 – 12:15pm Problematic Media Use
12:15 – 1:00pm Clinical Applications
1:00pm Adjournment

In Collaboration With:


Target Audience

Mental health practitioners, including psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical mental health counselors, addiction specialists, licensed marriage and family therapists, peer support specialists, clergy, school counselors, and other professionals interested in this topic


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the most common uses of media and technology in children and adolescents
  • Describe current research regarding children and adolescents’ media use and its impact on development, health, and well-being
  • List three effective strategies to enhance clinical work in this area


  • Christian F. Mauro, PhD


Brochure / Registration Form