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 the creator and director of Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER and the first Screenagers. She is a Stanford trained physician who has spent 20 years creating documentaries for social change. For nearly a decade she has been researching and speaking with parents, youth, and teachers about how we can help youth find balance and emotional wellbeing in these complicated tech times. She was faculty at The University of Washington and at Stony Brook Medical School in New York and for many years now has been providing primary care to the underserved, including Seattleā€™s Clinic for homeless teens.