On Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:00 PM at the ACO campus in Princeton, NJ, ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion will feature Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, a documentary by filmmaker and physician, Delaney Ruston. This is the sequel to her first feature documentary, Screenagers, which explored the impact of screen technology on teens and offered parents and families proven solutions. Dr. Ruston takes the conversation about screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER. This film examines the science behind teens' emotional challenges, the interplay of social media in their lives, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help adolescents build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.

Dr. Ruston takes a deeply intimate approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life--including her own--helping us understand these challenges in our current screen-obsessed society. Dr. Ruston explores how parents and educators can empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy and stress resilience. We witness Dr. Ruston as she finds her way from ineffective parenting to much-improved strategies. Through poignant stories of families from an array of backgrounds with a spectrum of emotional challenges--interwoven with surprising insights from brain researchers, psychologists, and thought leaders-Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER reveals evidence-based ways to support mental wellness among our youth.

Join us as we examine how social media and screen time may be impacting our teens' perceptions of themselves and the world around them, their relationships and their school work. Howard Chavis, M.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O. will lead the discussion after the film.

Admission to Movie Night is free. We hope you and your teenagers will join us! Please come early for complimentary pizza, popcorn and beverages before the movie at 6:45PM. For reservations call (732) 821-1144, email the ACO or register on-line.

Are you concerned about how much time your children spend watching TV or using their phone, tablet or computer? Take the ACO Screen Time Test. This test not only helps you evaluate the quantity and quality of your child's use of technology; it also helps us provide you with custom-tailored information and tips to help your child get the most out of his or her screen time.