CARE of Southeastern Michigan Parenting Conference

CARE of Southeastern Michigan Parenting Conference

A popular local parenting conference will have a special focus this year on a topic that’s especially relevant to today’s moms and dads: “Parenting in the Digital Age.”

That’s the theme for the 22nd annual CARE of Southeastern Michigan Parenting Conference, scheduled for 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017.

The event includes more than 20 workshops for parents and caregivers of kids of all ages along with representatives from more than 40 local parenting resources. It will be held at the Macomb Intermediate School District, located at 44001 Garfield Road in Clinton Township.

The keynote speakers at the 2017 CARE of Southeastern Michigan Parenting Conference will be Dr. Aislinn Sapp and Scott Becker, Ph.D., LP, who will present “This is Your Brain Online.”

“Recent research indicates that the widespread use of digital technology has a measurable, negative impact on the development of the brain, resulting in significant changes in sleep, mood, concentration, memory and learning, as well as behaviors such as risk-taking and aggression,” CARE notes on its website about the presentation.

Interested in attending the conference? Get your tickets soon, since early bird pricing of $30 ends Jan. 31, 2017. After that, tickets cost $40. Ticket pricing includes breakfast and lunch.

CARE of Southeastern Michigan is an organization based in Fraser that aims to “strengthen resiliency in people and their communities through prevention, education, and services that improve their quality of life.” Services include substance abuse help, youth programs, parenting classes and more.

To register for the conference or to get more information, visit CARE’s website or call 586-541-2273.

See the Metro Parent listing for basic details on the 22nd annual CARE of Southeastern Michigan Parenting Conference.

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