Technology Use and Children

General Information

Title: Technology use and children: A focus on the family system

Presenter: Justin Parent, PhD

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 2:00--4:00 PM Eastern Time

Fee: $95 (Earlybird discount until1/16 $50)

Venue: Online Webinar

Includes full technical support, handouts, and CE credits.

Technology Use and Children


Today’s youth are engaging in unprecedented levels of screen media activity. This webinar will review emerging evidence of the mechanisms linking screen time with youth well-being, and for whom screen media activity has a detrimental impact on youth development. The webinar will also introduce a family-based single-session preventative intervention targeting youth screen time and family functioning. Evidence supporting this program’s promise will be reviewed, including a walk-through of treatment content and discussion of recent adaptations.


Dr. Parent received his Ph.D. in Clinical and Developmental Psychology at the University of Vermont and completed his clinical psychology internship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is a clinical psychologist at the Children’s Partial Hospital Program at Bradley Hospital and Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. He is the author of over 70 articles, and his research is currently supported by grants from NIMHD and NICHD and has been recognized through several awards (e.g., NIH/OBSSR’s Early Stage Investigator Award, APS Rising Star).

Technology Use and Children


  1. Describe brief prevention and intervention programs for children’s screen media activity
  2. Describe trends in family screen media activity
  3. Assess the family systems impacts of screen media activity

Application Deadline

February 5, 2023 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 

Tuition/registration payments are refundable (minus $25) until January 15, 2023.  Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).


Conference is via webinar. For live options, there will be handicap accessibility.

Course level


Level of clinician 



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CE Information

Continuing Education Credit is granted through Nefesh International for the following professions: Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and LMFTs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Neuhoff Psychological Consulting . NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Sanders, W., Parent, J., Abaied, J. L., Forehand, R., Coyne, S., & Dyer, W. J. (2018). The impact of aggressive and prosocial media content on adolescent development: Moderation by adolescent psychophysiology. Journal of the Adolescent Health, 63, 459-465. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.05.019


Sanders, W., Parent, J., & Forehand, R. (2018). Parenting to reduce child screen time: A feasibility pilot study. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 39, 46-54. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000501


Sanders, W., Parent, J., Forehand, R., & Breslend, N. L. (2016). The roles of general and technology-specific parenting in managing youth screen time. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 641-646. doi: 10.1037/fam0000175


Parent, J., Sanders, W., & Forehand, R. (2016). Youth screen time and behavioral health problems: The role of sleep duration and disturbances. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 37, 277-284. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000272


Sanders, W., Parent, J., Forehand, R., Sullivan, A. D. W., & Jones, D. J. (2016). Parent perceptions and technology-related parenting: Associations with youth screen time. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 44, 28-38.  doi: 10.1016/j.appdev.2016.02.005

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.


Technology Use and Children


February 7th 2 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

February 7th 2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Technology Use Patterns and Child Health

February 7th 2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Technology Use and the Family System

February 7th 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tech Parenting Intervention Skills

February 7th 3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Questions and Discussion

February 7th 3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Parental control demonstration

Technology Use and Children