2019 St. George UCAP Conference


Grandparents Matter: What Impact Do You Want to Have on Your Young Ones as They Navigate the Wonderful but Troubling Waters of Their Digital World?

Grandparents Matter: What Impact Do You Want to Have on Your Young Ones as They Navigate the Wonderful but Troubling Waters of Their Digital World?

Dan Gray

In this world of the Internet, which exposes our young people to social media, gaming, and pornography, many of us wonder what power we have to impact their lives or influence their choices. The research and experience of many, says YES, grandparents can have a significant impact. We first need to know what to do, how to do it, and then have the courage to pull it off. This session will explore the research and provide common-sense strategies for grandparents. Practical understanding of our grandchildren’s digital world will be addressed. We will explore ways in which we, as grandparents, can create meaningful relationships with our grandchildren and assure that our example and teachings are relevant and remain long-lasting.

Dan Gray, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in addictions counseling. He has a master’s degree in social work and is a CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist). He is also certified as an addictions counselor with the National Association of Forensic Counselors. He maintains a busy private practice, lecturing regularly and providing training and consultation to numerous civic, religious, and professional organizations throughout the country. He is the clinical director of the LifeSTAR Network program, which provides help for individuals and couples who are dealing with problems related to sexual addictions and compulsive behaviors. He has co-authored and edited 2 books: Confronting Pornography: A Guide to Prevention and Recovery for Individuals, Loved Ones, and Leaders and Discussing Pornography Problems with a Spouse: Confronting and Disclosing Secret Behaviors.

Dan is married and the father of four. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, biking, and basically anything outdoors.

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