Screenagers Next Chapter

  • MJR Foundation logo The MJR Foundation will be hosting a Facebook Live Webinar on January 12th, 2021 at 7:00pm to discuss the movies Screenagers and Screenagers: Next Chapter, and to provide strategies to deal with the issues raised by the films.
    The webinar panel will consist of a number of mental health professionals drawn from the University of Michigan, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, Regional Alliance of Healthy Schools (RAHS), the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. After the discussion there will be an opportunity to ask questions through the Facebook chat, but if you have a question now or at any time before the webinar, you can email it to  The link for viewing the FB Live event is Screenagers FB Live Webinar.

    teens using screens In recent years, the Ann Arbor Public Schools has provided community viewings of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age. With funding provided by the Miles Jeffrey Roberts Foundation, and with support from the Washtenaw ISD and Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, the AAPS is providing all families with the opportunity to view Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience.

    Given our continued reliance on devices and increased screen time, especially due to our current learning models, Screenagers Next Chapter will provide students and families with important, timely information. For the health and safety of our community, we are providing students and families the opportunity to view Screenagers Next Chapter in their homes. Please register for the event HERE.

    Due to the content of the documentary, it is intended for students in grades 6-12. You may also register to view the original Screenagers documentary which may be more suited for younger children. Please visit the movie trailers and see additional resources to support student and adult wellness with screen time.

    After completing registration, you will gain on-demand access to the documentary between November 20 and January 10. The documentary has both English and Spanish subtitles.

    Then, the AAPS invites you to attend a Facebook Live event on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 7:00 PM. This event will feature mental health professionals and educators from across the county speak to the documentary and the local supports and resources for students and families. Complete details about this event will be shared when we return from winter break, but mark your calendar now!

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