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Screenagers Next Chapter: Empowering Youth with Stress Resilience

Thursday, March 5 2:15 pm–3:05 pm
TCC - Tahoma 5

Dr. Ruston will be providing a screening of her new documentary film Screenagers: Next Chapter. In the film, Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help parents flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. We follow Delaney as she suddenly finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. Ruston sets out to uncover how we understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society. And how we as parents and schools empower teens with skills to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.

We witness Delaney as she finds her way from ineffective parenting to much-improved strategies. We follow other personal stories of families from an array of backgrounds with a spectrum of emotional challenges giving viewers hope. We also observe approaches in schools that provide strategies relevant beyond the classroom setting. Interwoven into the stories are surprising insights from brain researchers, psychologists, and thought-leaders that reveal evidence-based ways to support mental wellness among our youth.

Following the screening, Dr. Ruston will lead a Q&A that focuses on the issues raised in the film.

Type: 50-minute Session
Focus Area: Brain Research/Neuroscience, Other
Skill Level: All levels

Presented by

Delaney Ruston Delaney Ruston, Screenagers

Delaney Ruston is a Stanford trained physician, mother of teens, and international speaker who makes documentaries to foster social change. Along with creating Screenagers, she has made other award-winning films such as Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia, about her father. A Fulbright Scholar and former researcher in Bio-Ethics and Communication, Dr. Ruston has been faculty at top medical universities. She has been the featured speaker at places such as Google, The United Nations, Harvard, and at conferences and schools worldwide. For her work in using film in launching advocacy movements, Delaney has won several awards.