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MEDIA ADVISORY: Decoding Teen Cyber Addiction

Free educational event on June 17 will discuss explore technology use among adolescents and how the internet is impacting the lives of youth in our community

WHAT:
Centerstone and the Ivy Tech Community College School of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences are presenting a free, educational Breakfast Learning Series event titled, “Cyber Addiction and Technology: Related Problems Facing Adolescents Today.”

Therapist and Child and Adolescent Specialist Jennifer Myers will lead a discussion on how teenagers are using technology, the internet and social networking sites today, and the impact use such technology may have on adolescents’ lives. She also will review signs of addictive behavior and strategies for combating teen cyber addiction and technology abuse.

The Breakfast Learning Series is designed for clinicians and community members who support those recovering from mental illness and addiction. Continuing education credits (1.5 CEUs) are available for a $5.00 charge.

WHO:
Jennifer Myers, LMHC, Private Practice Therapist and Child and Adolescent Specialist
WHEN:
Friday, June 17, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington Campus

Lamkin Hall
Bloomington, IN
NOTES:
For more information, please contact Nicholas Spagnolo at 812-337-2350 or nicholas.spagnolo@centerstone.org.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, offers a wide range of mental health and addiction services to more than 24,000 people of all ages each year. Formed through the merger of Center for Behavioral Health, Quinco Behavioral Health Systems and Dunn Center, Centerstone has been serving Indiana residents for more than five decades. The organization has more than 60 facilities across 17 Indiana counties and operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or visit www.centerstone.org.

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