Author, Screen Addiction Expert Coming to Eagle Ranch Sept. 20

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Kids Brains & Screens Workshop with Melanie Hempe Open to Professionals, Parents and General Public

Eagle Ranch is hosting a workshop with author, speaker and screen addiction expert, Melanie Hempe, on Friday, September 20, at its campus in Flowery Branch, Ga. Through her workshop Kids’ Brains & Screens, Hempe will address one of the most pervasive addiction issues facing children and families today. Hempe will provide practical solutions, including her Screenstrong™ approach to helping families manage children’s access and relationship to technology.

  • Open to Professionals and the Public

The workshop will offer 6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for therapeutic professionals, as designated by organizations including: LPCA-GA, NASW-GA, GAMFT. Parents and those who regularly interact and work with young people may also find the workshop of interest. The event takes place Friday, Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Eagle Ranch’s Flowery Branch campus, 5500 Union Church Road.

The cost for admission is $125 per participant, which includes the workshop, a catered lunch and snacks. Hempe will also have books and resources available at the event for an additional cost. For more information and a direct link to register on Eventbrite, visit

  • The Speaker

Melanie Heme, a retired Registered Nurse, founded Families Managing Media after her journey in helping her oldest son break a video game addiction that began in middle school and led to him dropping out of college. She is the author of several books and guides on how families can manage screen addiction, video game habits and ore. The Screenstrong™ approach helps parents and professionals identify warning signs of trouble, offers tips for prevention and provides solutions for helping children and young adults who are in, or near, the stages of screen addiction. For more information on Hempe an Families Managing Media, visit

  • About Eagle Ranch

One of Georgia’s largest residential children’s programs, Eagle Ranch is designed to help make life better for children and families going through a crisis. Our integrated approach, built on Christian principles, models home life, emphasizes education, and incorporates multi-faceted counseling. For more information, visit

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