What parents should know about video gaming.

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 2pm - 3pm

Location: Connections CEU Institute 405 Alberto Way, Ste A, Los Gatos, CA 95032

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What Parents should know about Video Gaming


We have the pleasure of having one of our members share with us her in-depth knowledge about video games among children and adolescents and how it affects them.

Summary of Talk: 

This is a one-hour talk aimed at parents to help them become aware and understand the benefits and unhealthy qualities of video gaming among children and adolescents. It is designed for parents to identify signs and symptoms to prevent unhealthy coping in a high stress and competitive environment. The talk also addresses more serious issues and provides interventions and treatment options for consideration. The audience is invited to pose questions at the end of the talk and stimulate discussion.

About the Speaker - Lily Lu, MBA, MA, LMFT (MFC 82214) 

Lily Lu is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has a private practice, Mind Health Services, that helps families, couples, adults and children feel better and more empowered. With her high tech marketing background at Fortune 100 companies as well as start-ups, Lily is well-positioned to understand how the proliferation of multiple devices with easy access to enticing video gaming can become challenging for parents. 

While her clinical areas of focus are broad, she is certified in Internet addictions including all forms of online and offline gaming and gambling. She is currently undergoing an LAADAC certification in substance abuse such as alcohol and drugs.

Lily has held a roundtable discussion on performance anxiety with high school students at the highly regarded Lynbrook High and contributed an article on this topic to their newsletter, Aletheia. She worked with kids and tweens with ADHD and autistic disorders at the JFK Counseling Center's summer art camps. She also presented Internet addictions to members at the San Jose Bascom Library. Currently, Lily is the newsletter editor for the Los Gatos Community Against Substance Abuse which is a volunteer group that educates parents and their kids about substance abuse and promotes healthy living.

When: Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 2pm - 3pm 

Where: Connections CEU Institute 405 Alberto Way, Ste A, Los Gatos, CA 95032

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