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Unplug and Reconnect: Digital Wellness and Increasing Family Connections

Thursday, May 2
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Wilton Library
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The impact social media can have on our children's mental health has been in the news a lot lately. We know too much tech can be harmful, but we sometimes struggle with finding the right balance in our own homes. Wilton Youth Council is pleased to bring Claudia Erickson, BSW MPH and Co-founder of the Unplugged Collaborative, to deliver the keynote address for this year’s Mental Health Action Month. Join Claudia to learn more about the current technology landscape and what our kids want us to know about their relationship with social media. We’ll talk about our greatest tech concerns.  Using the latest research, Claudia will give us practical, creative ideas on how we can encourage healthier digital habits in our families. Claudia will show us how to find greater tech-life balance in a distracted world!


With a bachelor’s degree in social work and master’s in public health, Claudia has over 20 years’ experience working in maternal child health for businesses such as San Diego State University, Scripps, Children’s Hospital, the San Diego Police Foundation and the San Diego Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Her work experience spans various public health issues from STD prevention, immunization education, breastfeeding, cybersafety and literacy.  She is the founder of the Unplugged Village,  a digital wellness company that helps people spend less time with technology and more time increasing authentic human connection and community.  Activities and events have included everything from craft and trivia nights, pop up comedy shows to the Unplugged Dining network and a farmer’s market scavenger hunt for kids.

This program is brought to you by Wilton Youth Council in partnership with the Wilton Library, Middlebrook PTA, Thrive with a Guide, Wilton High School PTSA and Wilton SEPTA. 

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