“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.

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

Kira Torre, MS, MFT

Director of Family Therapy Programming,
Charlie Health