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May Health Event

Sat., May 4th, 20249:00am – 11:30am

he Mount Olivet Mental Health Task Force invites you to join us in welcoming Erin Walsh as she discusses the topic, “Status Update: Kids, Technology, and Mental Health.”

Children and teens alike experience the world in a state of “digital immersion” where the lines between offline and online experiences continue to blur. At the same time, parents and caregivers are getting conflicting advice about the impact of technology on mental health and well-being. In this interactive and energizing presentation, Erin Walsh will use brain science, warmth, and humor to cut through conflicting messages and walk you through the latest evidence. Learn practical tools and strategies for positive communication, setting boundaries, and being the media mentor that children and teens need to thrive in the digital age. Be prepared to engage thoughtfully in the question, “How do we live well in a world dominated by screens?”

Erin Walsh is a parent, speaker, educator, and writer. She has worked with communities across the country who want to better understand child and adolescent development and cut through conflicting information about kids and technology. Erin and her father, Dr. David Walsh, started together at the National Institute on Media and the Family before creating Spark & Stitch Institute in 2019. In addition to writing articles for several organizations including Bolster Collaborative and Psychology Today, her work has been featured in the Washington Post and she co-authored the 10th Anniversary Edition of the national bestseller Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen. Her signature down-to-earth approach and sense of humor helps families and educators engage in complicated topics and leaves them feeling capable and motivated. She has consulted with schools, school districts, parent groups and other youth serving organizations throughout North America on issues related to digital media, parenting, and social emotional development. Click here to learn more about Erin Walsh and her work.

A light breakfast is included with your registration. Questions? Contact Rachel Sufficool at

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2024 at 9:00am

Where: Minneapolis Campus

Cost: $15

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