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Join us for “Screenagers The Next Chapter” movie & expert panel

Join us on Oct. 21 for a showing of Screenagers The Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience, a movie about helping young people thrive in our screen- and stress-filled world. An expert panel will take your questions after the movie.

Event Details

When: Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Where: Celebration Cinema North, 2121 Celebration Dr. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Tickets: $7 (must buy in advance at https://www.eventcombo.com/e/screenagers-next-chapter-presented-by-catholic-schools----di-35898)
The film is intended for adults and youth starting from age 10 and up.

About the Movie

Screenagers The Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience is from the director of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age. Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston helps parents flip the script on stress, anxiety and depression. We follow Delaney as she suddenly finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. She sets out to uncover how we understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society -- and how parents and schools can empower teens with skills to overcome mental health challenges, build emotional agility, improve communication, and promote stress resilience.

Watch a trailer below.

Our Panel

  • Sister Colleen Ann Nagle, FSE, MA, LPC -- Sister is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist and director of the Franciscan Life Process Center in Lowell. During her thirty years as a therapist, Sister has been a teacher, counselor, administrator, and consultant. She has given presentations on a wide variety of topics including “Men and Anger: Evaluation, Engagement and Treatment,” and “How to Help Adult and Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse.” Sister also presented “An Integrated Approach to Play Therapy,” in both the United States and the Holy Land. Currently, Sister sees private clients, and as director of the Franciscan Life Process Center, she oversees staff members who offer weekly counseling services to students at eight Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

  • Rev. Rob Mulderink, Diocese of Grand Rapids -- Father Rob serves as parochial vicar at the Basilica of St. Adalbert and St. Mary Parish, and as one of the chaplains at West Catholic High School. Being a bona fide Millennial, he remembers the days before smartphones but can also call himself a digital native. As the youngest priest in Grand Rapids, he both uses new technology to further the mission of the Church and fights for regular periods of time without any notifications.

  • Betsy Winkle, All Belong Center for Inclusive Education -- Betsy combines her passion for education and reconciliation in her role as director of evaluation services at All Belong. Fueled by a passion for helping each child flourish and develop their God-given gifts, Betsy enjoys walking alongside parents and teachers to help them understand how each struggling child thinks and learns and creating structures within schools that support all students. She is particularly intrigued by the impact of life circumstances and mental health on a child’s educational success. Betsy received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Calvin College and her Master of Arts and specialist degrees from Lehigh University.

  • Keith Tramper, educational technology consultant at Kent ISD -- Keith is passionate about empowering students and educators to impact their world through the use of technology. He has led the Regional Educational Media Center's Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship team and has provided training, support, coaching and consulting for educators across Michigan. As a parent and educator, Keith believes it's important for adults and children to develop healthy relationships with technology, together. 

The Office of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids is grateful to our panelists, and for event support from Celebration Cinema.

The 31 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids serve more than 6,340 elementary and high school students across West Michigan. Through faith formation, outstanding academics, events like this, and more, we partner with parents to provide children with an education where Christ illuminates learning and life.