Upcoming Parenting Webinars
Faith in an Anxious World: What you need to know about teenager’s mental health
With Dr. Kara Powell
March 18th, 2021 // 7-8pm
You don’t need to look far to see that both before and during this pandemic, young people are navigating unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and suicide. This webinar equips you as a parent, stepparent, grandparent, or caregiver with proven and practical answers to your pressing questions of why we’re seeing this surge in young people, and how your home can offer the hope and help your family needs. Although focus is on teenage years, parents of elementary aged children are also invited as some things apply to both age groups… and it’s always a good idea to know what’s ahead.
Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller’s Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, includingGrowing Young, Growing With, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara lives with her husband Dave and their three children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica, in Southern California.
Navigating our Kids’ Digital Media Worlds (Focus: Elementary – High School)
With Brad M. Griffin
April 29th, 2021 // 7-8:30pm
Ever feel like you and your kids are drowning in a sea of new questions, apps, and devices? Want to talk about digital media more with your kids, but aren’t sure how? Drawing from the best research on media and youth, as well as interviews with parents like you, this seminar will offer new breakthroughs for your most pressing tech-related dilemmas: using social media responsibly, setting limits on device usage without isolating your kids from their friends, and how to handle inappropriate sharing. Ultimately, we want digital media to be a force that helps knit our families together rather than ripping us apart at the seams. Join us for tips to develop a plan that works for your family without making media—or you—the enemy!
Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute, where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. A speaker, writer, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is also the co-author of over a dozen books including Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World, Growing Young, Sticky Faith, and Can I Ask That?