Trekkers, a local youth mentoring organization, and The Farnsworth Art Museum will welcome Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair to the Strand Theatre Wednesday, Aug. 28 for an educational forum.

Steiner-Adair will present a talk titled, Lost in Connection: How the Tech Effect Puts Children’s Development at Risk. An internationally-recognized clinical psychologist, school consultant, author and teacher, Steiner-Adair's professional life is devoted to working with children, parents, and schools.

She is a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and an associate psychologist at McLean Hospital. She maintains a private practice in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Her new book is titled, “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.” Both her book and the presentation include insights, advice, and real-life stories from the work she has done with educators, children and parents around the country. Her talk will also include the lessons learned from her research on the topic of children, relationships and technology. Copies of her book will be available for purchase at The Strand on the evening of the talk. A book signing opportunity will be included in the event.

Steiner-Adair’s presentation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for Farnsworth members. Student tickets are free.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 594-5095 or stop by the Trekkers office at 41 Buttermilk Lane, Thomaston.