HOMEWORK. COLLEGE ESSAYS. SOCIAL MEDIA.SPORTS. VOLUNTEERING. PART-TIME JOBS. FRIENDS. Teens' lives are jam-packed from the time they wake up until the time they fall sleep; just keeping up can be a daily struggle. BREAKING POINTS explores the stress and pressures our teens face every day, as well as the unhealthy ways that many of them cope, including abusing prescription stimulants.
The film includes candid perspectives from students, as well as nationally recognized experts, challenging the misperceived “safety” and effectiveness of using stimulants. It serves as a catalyst to inform discussions about what parents and communities can do to support teens struggling to manage stress.
Intended for PARENTS & STUDENTS AGES 14+. The film will be followed by Q&A discussion by local mental health experts, Substance Use Disorder Professionals, and students in our community
Teens today are 40 percent less empathetic than they were 30 years ago — impacting children’s academic performance and leading to bullying behaviors. The trend also correlates with more cheating and less resilience as well as hampering our children’s ability to collaborate, innovate, and problem-solve.
Hear from an internationally renowned educator about the forces causing the Empathy Crisis and learn strategies to raise empathetic, courageous, caring children with skills to thrive in a 21st century, digital-driven world.
Learn evidence-based prevention strategies to help youth in crisis stay safe and get support. Like first aid and CPR, this valuable knowledge supports healthy families and communities.
Rosetta Lee, a highly-regarded, local and national expert in diversity, inclusion and equity will discuss parenting with identity in mind.
Learn how to create positive self-identity in our children and teach them to be positive influences on others. The goal is to create inclusive communities which support everyone’s success.
For parents of children of all ages.
Presented in partnership with Friends of the MI Library.