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FamilyIQ Hosts Webinar on Social Networking with Dr. Jared Balmer


RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA -FamilyIQ, a provider of cutting edge products designed to strengthen families and relationships, announced today the successful webinar on social networking and teens with Dr. Jared Balmer. Mark Hobbins, founder and CEO of FamilyIQ, hosted the webinar that focused on the impact of social networking on youth and teens in today’s society. The webinar is part of a weekly series of webinars hosted by FamilyIQ.

Dr. Balmer discussed the four major contributors to anxiety and depression in adolescents. The four contributors, according to Dr. Balmer are lack of coping skills, the paradox of choice, lack of identity formation, and electronic social networking. Dr. Balmer specifically focused on the impact of social networking on anxiety and depression in adolescents and teens and how it has led to a decline in social skills. He went on to discuss the impact of a decline in social skills, stating “When a person’s social skill is declining, a person feels socially isolated.” adding “With social isolation comes depression.” Dr. Balmer summarized by discussing how to limit the impact of social networking by creating reasonable limits with adolescents and teens.

About Dr. Jared Balmer

Dr. Jared Balmer earned his Ph.D. from Brigham Young University and is an expert in treating adolescents with behavioral issues and has founded multiple residential treatment centers.

About FamilyIQ

FamilyIQ is a leading provider of products designed to strengthen families and relationships. FamilyIQ has been delivering state-of-the-art family skill building tools to the therapeutic community as well as employers and wellness programs for over 10 years. FamilyIQ was founded in 2001 by Mark Hobbins. FamilyIQ provides nationally acclaimed online tools to help struggling families and strengthen good families. FamilyIQ believes that values which are nurtured and promoted can foster unity and motivate positive behavior. The mission of FamilyIQ is to empower individuals to improve personal, parenting, and partner skills to build stronger families. 

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