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BHA annual seminar to focus on social media

The Behavioral Health Alliance of Grundy County reported it is pleased to announce the BHA’s annual seminar, “Social Media: The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.”

The seminar will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 6, at Minooka Fire Station 1, 7901 E. Minooka Road, Minooka. The cost is $30 per person, plus an additional $20 for participants who want the four available CEUs (LCSW/MSW, LCPC/LPC, and IAODAPCA).

The presenters are Liz Repking, founder of Cyber Safety Consulting and nationally recognized speaker on raising children in a hyper digital age, and Dr. Michelle Drouin, professor and researcher in psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University.

Enrollment is limited, and the sign-up deadline is Friday, March 31.

To register, fill out the attached registration and send with payment to Community Foundation of Grundy County/BHA, 520 W. Illinois Ave., Morris IL  60450.

For information, contact Devan at 815-941-0852 or devan@cfgrundycounty.com.

The BHA of Grundy County is a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to educating, collaborating, and advocating for behavioral health. For more information, visit the BHA website at www.bhagrundycounty.com

Repking is a nationally recognized speaker on the challenges of raising children in a hyper digital age. Liz founded CyberSafety Consulting with the goal of educating parents, children and school educators on the safe, savvy and ethical use of the digital world.

She believes that every parent has the ability and responsibility to understand the technology and social networking sites that children are frequenting. She also is the founder of the CASE program, Cyber Awareness & Safety Education, which is implemented in middle schools nationwide.

Drouin is a developmental psychologist and professor at Indiana University-Purdue University, as well as an internationally recognized speaker on technology and relationships, including online relationships, social media and sexting. Drouin’s research on sexting, social media, and mobile phone addiction has attracted international attention, and she regularly does interviews for television, radio, newspapers and magazines.

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