LAPS Healthy Schools Initiative And JJAB Host 2nd Showing Of Screenagers

LAPS/JJAB News:

he Los Alamos Public Schools’ Healthy Schools Initiative and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) are excited to bring back the film Screenagers to the community during the first week of May to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month. Screenagers is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and to offer parents proven solutions that work.

The public is invited to attend a free screening of the film at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at UNM-LA Building 2 or at the Los Alamos Middle School gym on Thursday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. A short discussion will follow the showing. The film is recommended for adults and kids ages 10 and above.

One of the goals of the Healthy Schools Initiative is to raise awareness about the challenges families face and to offer opportunities for community members and school staff to discuss ways to support the well-being of our youth. The first week of May is also Screen Free week, so it is the perfect time to evaluate the impact of device screens.

More information and the trailer for the film can be found at www.screenagersmovie.com.

The Healthy Schools Initiative is dedicated to supporting staff and student well-being through school-based programs, professional support, and community outreach and engagement.

Los Alamos JJAB is a nonprofit organization providing programs, activities and services to youth and families in Los Alamos. JJAB is recognized both within Los Alamos County and throughout the state of New Mexico as a leader in prevention and intervention initiatives for youth.

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