Dr. Nicholas Karakas will discuss his book, “Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking Our Kids—And How to Break the Trance” on Wednesday, May 2, at the YU Museum, 15 West 16th Street in Manhattan. The talk, sponsored by Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work, explores the impact of technology on young minds.
Dr. Karakas is a writer, clinician, and educator; he is one of the country’s foremost addiction experts. He argues that technology has affected children’s brains profoundly —and not necessarily for the better. In his talk, he’ll touch on screen culture and how it is correlated with spiking rates of ADHD, anxiety, depression, opioid addiction, and youth suicide.
Dr. Karakas was the clinical director of the Dunes Rehabilitation Center in East Hampton, N.Y., and is a professor of neuropsychology and co-creator of clinical protocols with Harvard Medical School’s Division of Addiction. He has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, and NPR; and has written on addiction for Scientific American, Psychology Today and TIME Magazine.
The program is part of Wurzweiler’s Care Café series: a free, traveling, psycho-educational community resource program that support individuals and families seeking help and information.
The grant-funded program is produced and staffed by the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, in collaboration with local community partners. For more information or to participate, go to www.yu.edu/wurzweiler/carecafe or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (631) 481-6550.