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EVENT: A Child’s Brain on Technology

LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council

Call-to-Action Conference


This is Your Brain Online: The Impact of Digital Technology on Child Development, Resilience and Abuse Prevention


Scott Becker, PhD

Director, Michigan State University Counseling Center

When & Where

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Morning Session for Professionals: 8 a.m – 12 p.m.

Afternoon Session for Parents: 1 – 3 p.m.

LESA,  1425 W. Grand River Ave., Howell

A growing body of research from a variety of disciplines indicates that the widespread use of digital technology– including computers, the internet, video games, and smart phones– has a measurable, negative impact on the development and adaptation of the human brain.

Attend the conference to learn about current research on this topic and to explore the implications for the educational and psychological development of abused children, adolescents and young adults.

Morning Session for Professionals  8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Individual Fee – $30
  • Group Fee (4 or more people) – $25 per person
  • Social Work CE Hours* FREE ~ Requires pre-registration
  • SCECHs* FREE~ Requires pre-registration
  • Includes breakfast & all materials

 * Continuing education credits for social work and educators are approved

Afternoon Session for Parents  1 – 3 p.m.

  • $10 per person
  • Some scholarships available

Deadline: Please register by Friday, April 28, 2017

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