“Isolation: The New Drug of Choice”

According to special guest, Dr. Caroline Fenkel, LCSW, “Parents frequently tell us that they have to beg their teens to get out of the house and see their friends.” Add to this challenge the consequences of living through a pandemic.

Dr. Fenkel talks with parents about how we can encourage young people to stop isolating while navigating the challenges of public health restrictions as a result of COVID-19.

With the ever-increasing dependence on laptops, smart phones, social media and online gaming, especially during these past 18 months, it’s no wonder teens and young adults prefer to stay in their rooms rather than connect with their peers IRL (in real life).

This presentation addresses the causes of chronic isolation, the effects of living through a pandemic, and guides parents in ways they can help teens to break the isolation cycle.

View a recording of the April 18, 2022 Program
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This program was hosted by the Upper Dublin School District and funded by the Upper Dublin Education Foundation.

Meet Our Presenters!

Dr. Caroline Fenkel, LCSW

Chief Clinical Officer & Co-Founder,
Charlie Health

Learn more about Dr. Fenkel

Kira Torre, MS, MFT

Director of Family Therapy Programming,
Charlie Health

Learn more about Dr. Fenkel
View Dr. Fenkel’s PowerPoint

Past Related Presentations

View a recording of the October 14, 2021 “Isolation: The New Drug of Choice” Program
View a recording of the April 21, 2020 “Coping with COVID” Program
View a recording of the November 20, 2019 “Isolation: The New Drug of Choice” Program

This program was hosted by the School District of Springfield Township and the Montgomery County Office of Drug & Alcohol.