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New Hampshire School Counselor Association

Connectedness to Tech Contributes to Anxiety and Depression

  • 18 Feb 2019
  • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Birch Hill Elem - Library, 17 Birch Hill Dr., Nashua, NH

The Nashua School District and the Merrimack Region of the NH School Counselors Association

invite you to attend a FREE Professional Development Opportunity


February 18, 2019 (Presidents Day) from 12:30-3:30

Birch Hill Elementary School

17 Birch Hill Drive

Nashua, NH




Presenter: Ann Duckless, M.A., NAMI NH

Co-Facilitator: Amy Jo Muscott M.Ed., Bridges: Domestic and Sexual Violence Support 


Teens and young adults are immersed in technology impacting their neurological and psychosocial development. This presentation will create a space for dialogue about the role that connectedness to technology, e.g. mobile-based and social media, plays in youth development of all ages; communication and relationships with others; and how these factors relate to signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression. Understanding the impact of technology is an important component for educating and supporting students. Participants will be able to explore social emotional milestones and competencies as well as address current challenges with students in their classrooms and schools. Certificates of attendance will be provided.

Please register to attend.


Ann Duckless, MA has worked for NAMI NH for the past 11 years in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program, providing suicide prevention, post-vention, and mental health trainings to community, military, college, and tribal nation settings. With over 20 years of experience in the field of substance use disorder, Ann’s varied professional work experiences includes teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance use disorders, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a collaborative systems perspective in dealing with public health issues. Trained as a cultural competence trainer by the Anti-Defamation League, Ann embraces and promotes cultural sensitivity to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/gender identity.


Amy Jo Muscott, M.Ed. is the Education Coordinator at Bridges: Domestic and Sexual Violence Support in Nashua, NH. In her current role, she is dedicated to the mental health of children and adults, striving to nurture community collaboration, build awareness and teach concrete skills and strategies.

Amy Jo works preventively in schools and organizations, presenting on Domestic Violence, Bullying, Healthy Relationships, Dating Violence and Sexual Assault. She is active in committees and advisories to insure agency and community partners are trauma-informed and victim-centered in their approach.

Amy Jo continues to work directly with clients individually and facilitates support groups for survivors of Sexual Assault (SA) and Domestic Violence (DV).

Bridges is one of thirteen crisis centers in NH and part of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Amy Jo joined the Bridges staff 4 years ago after volunteering for over two years.


For Questions: Contact Amy Jo at or 603-440-8140


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