A free, cutting-edge program that provides information on the potential negative impact of technology on the brain and behavior is being offered by the Salem County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Prevention Services – Municipal Alliance Program.

The free training will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at the Salem Community College, Donaghay Hall, Event Room 106. Parking is available in parking lot D.

Training will be provided by John Kriger of Kriger Consulting.

Discover how texting, social networking, gaming and electronic interactions can contribute to decreased social skills and violence in the home and school, and the potential for substance abuse. Individuals attending this event will be able to cite ways today’s technology directly contributes to creating behavioral issues and learn how video games can cause changes in brain function and possibly contribute to high risk behavior. Participants will learn steps to immediately decrease acting out and improve family life balance.

“Today our youth are inundated with technology as it is a large part of our society’s daily functioning. This training is important for parents, grandparents and anyone who works with youth to attend and discover the impact and preventative steps,” stated Ben Laury, Freeholder Chair of the Health and Human Services Department.

Due to the nature of the presentation, no youth are permitted. Interested community members are welcome to attend.

Registration is encouraged.
To register, contact Victoria Maurizio, who coordinates the County’s Municipal Alliance Program at

856-935-7510 extension 8449, or email her at Victoria.maurizio@salemcountynj.gov

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