INTERNET SAFETY

Presented by KidsMatter and the
Naperville Police Department

Support provided by

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022

Time: 7:00 – 830 P.M.

Location: Naperville City Hall 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville

Protecting Our Children: Understanding and Monitoring Youth Mental Health
This panel of professionals will discuss the types of stressors local teens are facing today, the warning signs that a child is struggling with depression or suicidal ideations, and practical ways parents can monitor for these signs, including on their child’s devices/online activity. Together, the three panel members and representatives from many additional support service agencies will share real stories, resources and information to help families protect and monitor our youth’s mental health.

Immediately following the discussion, a Mental Health Fair with area organizations will be available for attendees as an additional resource on topics surrounding internet safety and teen mental health.

We will have 3 speakers on the panel for the discussion:

Detective Theresa Stock

Naperville Police Department

Detective Theresa Stock is a twenty-year veteran with the Naperville Police Department. During her career as a patrol officer, she was appointed to various positions, including Patrol Field Evidence Technician, Field Training Officer, and Control Tactics Instructor. Detective Stock is currently assigned to the Naperville Police Department’s Investigations Divisions as the High-Tech Crimes Investigator and is an affiliate member of the Illinois Attorney General’s High Tech Crimes Bureau (ICAC). Detective Stock’s investigative focus is online child exploitation, specifically cases involving child sexual abuse material, grooming/solicitation, and sextortion.

Ryan Lauterwasser

Linden Oaks Adolescent Inpatient Unit
and Eating Disorder Services

Ryan Lauterwasser has worked for Linden Oaks Hospital since 2005 and is currently the Manager for the Adolescent Inpatient Unit and Eating Disorder Services. His work with high-risk youth for more than 20yrs developed into a passion for building hope and helping others believe in the possibilities of change. Ryan received his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College and is licensed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. The therapeutic model which guides his practice is grounded in the theory of relationship and aligns with principles from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Enhancing the quality of relationships with objects like self, others, institutions, possessions, or media provides opportunities to promote balance and healthy engagement with one’s values.

Ryan Lauterwasser

Linden Oaks Adolescent Inpatient Unit and Eating Disorder Services

Ryan Lauterwasser has worked for Linden Oaks Hospital since 2005 and is currently the Manager for the Adolescent Inpatient Unit and Eating Disorder Services. His work with high-risk youth for more than 20yrs developed into a passion for building hope and helping others believe in the possibilities of change. Ryan received his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College and is licensed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. The therapeutic model which guides his practice is grounded in the theory of relationship and aligns with principles from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Enhancing the quality of relationships with objects like self, others, institutions, possessions, or media provides opportunities to promote balance and healthy engagement with one’s values.

Matthew Caston, LCPC

Fox Valley Institute Licensed
Clinical Professional Counselor

Matthew Caston is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with several years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a wide variety of personal and clinical issues (mood, anxiety, behavioral, life transition, men’s/women’s issues, relationships, trauma, etc.). As a therapist, Matthew strives to meet people “where they’re at.” His overarching goal is to assist clients with recognizing how their current level of motivation impacts their ability to transform their lives. He works tirelessly to help others with developing insight on contributing factors to their presenting issues, then rehearses new skills in sessions that each person can generalize into their lives to create lasting change.

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