Community Lecture 2017

Healthy Connections in the Digital Age

Thursday, November 2, 2017
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

The Windward School
40 West Red Oak Lane
White Plains, NY 10604

Presented by Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD

Easy access to the internet and social media has erased 
the boundaries that protect children and has affected our children’s development and capacities for healthy connections. In this lecture, Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair will identify digital age challenges for families and educators and ways to strengthen children’s social and emotional development to help them grow to be responsible, resilient, confident, and capable young adults. She will share real-life stories from her clinical practice and her work with educators, experts, and families, including extensive interviews with students from preschool through high school and beyond. Dr. Steiner-Adair will offer insight and advice that help families and educators achieve greater understanding and confidence as they engage with the tech revolution unfolding in children’s lives. 

Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is a Clinical and Consulting Psychologist and Research Associate at Harvard Medical School and author of the award-winning book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age (Harper Collins). An internationally recognized expert in child development, education, and family relationships, she has consulted worldwide to over 600 independent and public schools and speaks at conferences on a wide range of topics including social and emotional intelligence, girl’s development, and best practices for technology at home, schools, and work.

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