Screenager: An Exploration and Discussion of the Film About Media Use Among Teenagers

Do You Have A Screenager at Home?
Just as you don’t want the drama of a “screamager”, you don’t want your child to turn into a zombie “Screenager” through excessive screen time. According to the latest research findings, media use among children and adolescents between 8 and 18 years of age exceeds 7.5 hours a day. A Pew Research study from 2015 found that a quarter of teenagers are online almost constantly. In addition, adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 utilize texting as their primary means of communication, outpacing human contact.


Come Join Us To Learn More with:
Experts Dr. Louise Stanger ED.d, LCSW. CDWF and Dr. Jeff Nalin PsyD and Canyon Charter parents, students and teachers for a lively evening of discussion as we explore through the film “Screenagers”

Where: Canyon Charter School
When: 6:00 PM on February 15th, 2017
Other: Light refreshments will be served

Please RSVP to Nicole Sheard - Nicole.Sheard@lausd.net

About Screenagers:
An Award-Winning Documentary writer and produced by a concerned parent looking at
technology’s effect on teens and families. The film explores the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists, solutions emerge on how we can empower our kids to best navigate the digital world.

About Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, CIP, CDWF (author, clinician, naDonal speaker, educator, intervenDonist, parent and grandparent)
Louise graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a BA in English Literature, MSW from San Diego State and her Ed.D from the University of San Diego. Trained in MI and SFT amongst other modalities she is also certified by Brene Brown as a Daring Way/Rising Strong Facilitator. Louise was on faculty at San Diego State University for over 26 years and was Director of Alcohol and other Drug Services at The University of San Diego. She has been the recipient of over 4 million dollars of national grants the last
one being a Parent-based intervention guide to reduce high risk problematic behaviors.

Louise publishes in the Huffington Post, Journal of Alcohol Studies, The Sober World, Recovery Campus and other media. The San Diego Business Journal listed her as one of the “Top 10 Women Who Mean Business” and is considered by Quit Alcohol as one of the Top 10 IntervenEonists in the country. She is the recipient of the 2014 Foundations Recovery Network Fan Favorite Speaker Award and is the recipient of the prestigious 2016 Joseph L. Galletta Spirit of Recovery Award. Her book Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal is available on Amazon and Learn to Thrive: An Intervention Handbook on her website at www.allaboutInterventions.com. Dr. Louise loves working with families helping them set healthy boundaries and inspiring loved ones to change.

About Jeff Nalin - Co-Founder and Executive Director of Paradigm Malibu
Dr. Nalin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY17766), a Certified Chemical Dependency Intervention Specialist and a Certified Youth Residential Treatment Administrator. He has been a respected leader in the field of emotional health, behavioral health and teen drug treatment for more than 15 years. During that time, Dr. Nalin has been responsible for the direct care of young people at multiple institutions of learning
including; The Los Angeles Unified School District, the University of California at San Diego, Santa Monica College, and Pacific University. He was instrumental in the development of the treatment component of Los Angeles County’s first Juvenile Drug Court, which now serves as a national model. Dr. Nalin has appeared as an expert on shows including, The Today Show, Larry King Now, CBS News, CNN and MTV. He was also featured in an Anti-Drug Campaign for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Dr. Nalin is currently an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, a Diplomate of the National Institute of Sports Professionals and a Certified Sports Psychologist.

He lectures and conducts workshops nationally on the issues of substance abuse prevention, teen drug rehab reforms and innovative adolescents treatment.