Our world is rapidly changing and technology is changing even faster! While many middle school and high school-aged youth are tech-savvy, they still need help navigating the cyber world and making responsible choices to keep themselves and their information safe. Promoting children’s safety and encouraging healthy boundaries in the cyber world can also be overwhelming for parents, guardians and grandparents. Join Syntero’s virtual Cyber Savvy Workshop to gain practical tips for the whole family:
Benefits and risks of youth engaging with technology
Developmental considerations and impact of excessive technology use
Enjoying technology through responsible digital citizenship
Communication around boundaries and expectations for safe technology use
Syntero’s newest group, Bright Futures for Families (BFF), provides support to youth ages of 12-18 who have been impacted by someone else’s substance use—a parent, sibling, or other significant person. BFF is a safe space for youth to share their emotions, gain understanding of what a substance use disorder is, and learn skills to express themselves and cope with the stressor in a healthy way. Syntero is able to provide this group through funding from ADAMH of Franklin County. For more information or to make a referral, please contact Syntero Substance Use Prevention Specialist Amanda Niedermeyer.
Starting Friday, June 12, Syntero’s Parenting Podcast Miniseries will provide parents with tips they can use to reconnect with their children and help them make healthy choices as they navigate through life.
June 12: How to Identify Mental Health Concerns in Your Child featuring School-Based Clinician Kelly Dainton
June 26: How to Much Is Too Much? Excessive Screen Time and Gaming featuring School-Based Clinician Mel Marrah
July 10: Discussing Healthy Choices, Consent and Other Important Topics with Your Child featuring Healthy Bodies Healthy Futures Prevention Educators Ashley Miller and Julie Doucet
July 24: How to Creatively Engage Your Kids/Teens featuring School Prevention Coordinator Sarah Perry
Twenty percent of 13-18-year-olds live with a mental health
condition and 17 percent of youth report that they have seriously considered
taking their own life in the past year. These startling statistics are just
some of the reasons why Syntero’s therapeutic interventions and prevention services for
adolescents and teens are critical. A recent video; produced by Erica
Wood, MA, LPCC-S, director of Youth and Prevention Services, Delaware/Morrow
Counties; shares how Syntero’s school-based program is meeting youth at the
point of need to help them process very complicated issues.