• Institute Details

    Dates: June 20–21, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Institute Rates:  

    • $275 regular conference rate
    • $125 one graduate credit

    Lodging: Hamline has secured a block of hotel suites available at a discounted rate of $119.00 per night at the Courtyard Minneapolis St. Paul/Roseville. Reservations may be made through May 22, 2017. Book lodging for the 2017 Social-Emotional Summer Institute.

    Session Descriptions

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Screen Dependence and the Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development of Children
    Presenters: George T. Lynn, M.A., L.M.H.C.; Cynthia C. Johnson, M.A.

    •  Introducing the issue: a brief history of the rise of social and recreational screen media as forces in modern life
    •  How screen dependence can sabotage identity and cognitive development in children
    •  How screen dependence impacts social identity and social skill development
    •  How screen dependence impacts unique learners, such as children with learning disabilities, ADHD, OCD, autism spectrum disorder, mood disorders, and anxiety issues
    •  Family dynamics of screen-dependence, inaction, and parental guilt
    •  Best practices for teachers in the management of screen devices at home and school
    •  Best practices for the use of web-based technology around homework

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Working with Parents to Craft the Screen-Positive Educational Environment
    Presenters: George T. Lynn, M.A., L.M.H.C.; Cynthia C. Johnson, M.A.

    • What parents need to know: best practices for home management of the screen-dependent child
    • How to forge a strong teacher-parent collaboration
    • How to enroll exhausted parents in the change process
    • Implications of screen dependence on assessment and participation in special education services
    • How to use the PTSA and Screenagers to start the discussion
    • The essential importance of positive values, community, and connection

    Institute Featured Event: Parent Night
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Time: 7–8 p.m.
    Location: Hamline University's Saint Paul campus, Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Ballroom
    Cost: $15 per person

    Innovative Strategies for Parenting the Screen-Dependent Child*
    Presenters: George T. Lynn, M.A., L.M.H.C.; Cynthia C. Johnson, M.A.

    In this event, George Lynn and Cynthia Johnson, authors of the popular book, Breaking the Trance: A Practical Guide for Parenting the Screen-Dependent Child, will provide useful wisdom for dealing with kids’ use of recreational screen media at home. Learn how chronic recreational screens use impacts your child’s development and progress at school and home. Bring your questions to share with other parents.

    *Workshop references and details found in the presenters’ book Breaking the Trance, A Practical Guide for Parenting the Screen-Dependent Child (Central Recovery Press, 2016).