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The Big Deal About Addictions: What Educators Need to Know

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

The Big Deal About Addictions: What Educators Need to Know

Presented by James J. Crist, Ph.D., C.S.A.C., Psychologist and Substance Abuse Counselor

Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing

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Since the pandemic, rates of addiction among all age groups have increased. The stress of online school, not seeing friends, and increased isolation make it harder for many kids (and parents) to cope. In addition to causing anxiety and depression, the pandemic has also led to an increase in addictions. These can take many forms, from substance addictions such as to marijuana and alcohol, to behavioral addictions such as to video games, social media, texting, and more. As a result, many kids and teens are struggling to keep up with online schooling.

In this recorded edWebinar, Dr. James J. Crist, author of What’s the Big Deal About Addictions?, addresses the prevalence of addictive disorders among teens, how to spot the signs of addiction, how addiction impacts online learning, and how educators can work with teens and help them improve their learning experience.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers and school leaders of the middle and high school levels.


James J. CristAbout the Presenter

Dr. James J. Crist is the clinical director and a staff psychologist at the Child and Family Counseling Center (CFCC) in Woodbridge, Virginia, and a substance abuse counselor, working with addictive disorders in teens and adults. At CFCC, he provides psychological testing and individual, couples, and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults, specializing in children with ADHD, depression, and anxiety disorders. He has authored and coauthored numerous books including What’s the Big Deal About Addictions?; What to Do When You’re Cranky & Blue; What to Do When You’re Scared & Worried; Siblings: You’re Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together; and The Survival Guide to Making and Being Friends.

Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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