Following Up

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 we partnered with Great Valley School District to talk with parents about the impact of technology, social media, gaming and more on young people and our families.

Thank you to our guest presenter, Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW

Michael Blanche is a licensed clinical social worker with more than twenty years of experience providing direct clinical treatment for those who are dually diagnosed with addiction and other psychological issues. Michael has worked in all levels of care in the treatment of addiction and mental health. With extensive expertise in establishing and supervising residential and outpatient programs throughout the Philadelphia area, he is a leading expert in the field of prevention.

Michael specializes in middle school and high school prevention talks and staff development. Providing CEUs on the impact of technology, process addiction, complex trauma, young adult substance abuse and dual diagnosis are just a few workshop topics he has facilitated. Michael is known for working with complex individuals and their families assisting in difficult times of discerning the appropriate level of care or proper placement.

Michael is the co-founder of Therapeutic Alliance & Ethos Treatment, LLC

↓View the Powerpoint that was presented.↓

Helpful Information

Kids & Tech: Tips for Parents in the Digital Age

Family Media Plan

American Academy of Pediatrics

Screenagers:  Growing Up in the Digital Age

Find a screening of Screenagers near you.

a documentary film by Delany Ruston, MD

Common Sense Media

Your trusted guide for a fast-changing world.

Device Use in School-Age Children (slide presentation)

Neel D. Patel, MD, FAAP San Carlos Pediatrics Palo Alto Medical Foundation


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