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Families, Teens, Technology And Social Media (Mid-Peninsula)

  • Friday, November 17, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto


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Mid-Peninsula District Meeting

Mid-Peninsula District Coordinators:

PresenterKaren Hamilton, LMFT

Program Description:  This program will teach how to establish and enforce family Internet and social media rules and use of devices. This program covers Internet and social media “Best Practices,” which have worked successfully for families of adolescents. The examples provided will give lessons about setting limits around adolescent technology time. The program is broken up into three parts about how to get children started on social media, maintenance rules, and implementation of restrictions when/if need be. Specific rules, boundaries, and structures will be outlined.

Learning Goals:

  1. Understand of the intricacies of social media. 
  2. Learn the need to teach families the model of rules and structures.
  3. Provide a platform to answer colleague questions
About the Presenter:

Karen Hamilton is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and holds a Master's Degree in counseling as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Karen provides consultation to middle schools and high schools. She has written a parent handbook on "A Guide to Teens, Technology and Social Media." Dr. Stephanie Brown spoke to us on Technology Addiction last year and highly recommended Karen Hamilton's work around teen addiction and media.

Workshop Logistics:
The meeting room is on the third floor next to the cafe with free parking below the building. Take the Main Elevator. Meeting time is 12-2:00 PM with the first 15 minutes reserved for signing in and networking. The presentation starts at 12:15 PM following announcements. 1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSWs - members earn credits at no cost. Credits for non-members is $15 per meeting.
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