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We've learned of the 2018 Challenge of Children Conference happening in Holland, and wanted to spread the word! 


The Challenge of Children Coalition is pleased to announce the 2018 Challenge of Children Conference. 

This FREE conference will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Hope College Maas Center in Holland. 
The conference is held from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and for the keynote there will be a viewing of a documentary titled, Screenagers:  Growing Up in the Digital Agefacilitated by Chris McKenna, Founder of Protect Young Eyes. 


Screenagers - Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time-friction she knew all too well.


There will be two breakout workshops throughout the day including topics such as:  The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children & Youth; QPR Suicide Prevention; Essential Skills Children Need in their Social Toolbox; Positive Discipline; Safety Skills for Persons with Asperger; Healthy Brain Developmental in Young Children; and more!


Below is the internet link for on-line registration and for more information about the conference, including workshop descriptions.  Registration is required.

Please forward this information to consumers, friends, and family.  If you would like additional information about the conference, please call 616-796-1504.