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Wired for Distractions: Parent’s Overuse of Technology and its Impacts on Children

Presenter:  Dr. Barbara Craig

This webinar was available for a live event. Only those who have Department of Defense (DoD)/Defense Connect Online (DCO) access will be able to access a recording.

A 2 hour webinar on parent’s overuse of technology and its impact on children. The presentation will include a summary of advances in video gaming and electronic gadgets over the past few decades as well as the latest research regarding digital phone, PDA, and computer use worldwide. The prevalence of parental electronic distraction and how this can lead to neglecting or hurting their children will be addressed. Finally, a review of studies exploring how children viewing violence in various forms can lead to changes within the brain that manifest real life violence and loss of control will also be discussed.

How to obtain CEUs:

  • Registration is not required. We are still awaiting approval for 2.0 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) CE credits for this webinar. We anticipate these to be available for credentialed participants approximately 2 weeks to 1 month after the live webinar.  A link to a post-test was provided for participants after the webinar presentation. Results of the post-test were sent to the MFLN Family Development team and CE Certificates were electronically administered via email on March 6, 2014. This event does not provide a recording of the webinar. However, you can find a list of upcoming and archived webinars that offer NASW CEs here. More information on how to obtain NASW CE credits for future and archived webinars can be found here.

How to join the Webinar:

  • To connect to this webinar, which is hosted by DoD, you must install security certificates if you are not on a military installation. Instructions can be found here.
  • For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this webinar will be running on Ustream and can be accessed here.
  • Also you can connect to the Adobe webinars using the iPhone, iPad, and Droid apps. Search for DCO Connect in the respective stores.

Presenter Information:

Dr. Craig (Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy-Retired) is a board certified pediatrician in both general pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics. She is the senior medical consultant for child abuse and neglect in the Uniformed Services.  Dr. Craig founded and directs the Armed Forces Center for Child Protection, the only child protection center and fully equipped medical consultative service in the military related to child maltreatment. Additionally, she serves as the medical representative on the Navy and Marine Corps Spouse and Child Death Review Teams and on the Navy Family Advocacy Headquarters Review Team.  She is also the senior medical consultant for the Department of Defense Family Advocacy Command Assistance Team that mobilizes to investigate multiple victim child sexual abuse cases.  She has extensive experience and training in the field of child physical and sexual abuse, child neglect, child fatalities, evaluating child exploitation, as well as pediatric and adolescent gynecology.  Dr. Craig is also an assistant professor of pediatrics at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Craig serves as a consultant to social services, medical, legal, and investigative agencies within the Department of Defense and civilian community for cases of suspected child maltreatment.    

To connect to this webinar, which is hosted by DoD, you must install security certificates if you are not on a military installation. Instructions for can be found: http://create.extension.org/sites/default/files/DCODoDCertificateInstallation.pdf

For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this webinar will be running on Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/milfamln

Also you can connect to the Adobe webinars using the iPhone, iPad, and Droid apps. Search for DCO Connect in the respective stores.

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