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Parenting teens: The role of communication and technology
In this webinar we will discuss how parent-teen relationships change during adolescence, with a particular focus on supporting parent-teen communication and how families use technology to stay connected. We will also discuss how stressors in the family, including COVID-19, might impact parent-teen communication.

Facilitators for this free webinar include Jodi Dworkin and Rebecca Leaf. Jodi Dworkin is a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota. Her research and outreach focuses on risk-taking among adolescents and college students, promoting positive family development, parenting adolescents and college students, and the role of technology in these relationships – seeking to understand the ways in which and the reasons that parents and teens use technology. A critical piece of her work is developing research-based outreach to promote positive family development (https://extension.umn.edu/parenting/teen-talk-fact-sheet-series).

Rebecca Leaf is a PhD student in the UMN Family Social Science program and has her master’s degree in Human Development and Family Science. Her research focuses on parent-adolescent relationships and the role that technology plays in family relationships. Rebecca works as a research assistant in Dr. Jodi Dworkin’s research lab.

Upon successful registration, you will receive the webinar URL.

Jul 21, 2020 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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