They make our lives richer. Yet, they also wreak havoc on children and teens who are unable to use them in a healthy way.
Founded by Jay Berk, Ph.D., The Center for Electronic Addiction offers support for youth, parents, and professionals. Dr. Berk is one of the foremost experts in the United States on this topic and author of The Parents’ Quick Guide to Electronic Addiction.
• Isolation - preferring to spend time online instead of with friends or family
• Irritability - upset and anger when asked to stop using electronics or from lack of sleep
• Seeking money for games or new electronics
• Loss of friends and formerly enjoyed activities such as sports or hobbies
• Electronics use inference with school, family and community activities
• Poor social skills and difficulty relating to people face to face
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If you are worried about your child’s electronics use, The Center for Electronic Addiction has resources to help. To download a free parent’s kit, including a screening checklist, prevention, and intervention strategies, insert your email address here.
A pioneer in Electronic Addiction in youth, Dr. Jay H. Berk, is a licensed psychologist in two U.S. states and an expert in working with children, adolescents, and families. He also conducts social-skills groups for children and adolescents.
In addition, Dr. Berk is a guest lecturer providing training and workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad to schools, agencies, and a variety of groups. video game addiction counselling for internet addiction
At his private practice, Dr. Berk provides individual therapy, social skills groups, and parent coaching in his office in metropolitan Cleveland. He also offers telephone coaching for parents across the US.
His book, Parent’s Quick Guide to Electronic Addiction, offers a wealth of practical tools to help parents identify, prevent, and intervene when their child's electronics use becomes a problem.
Dr. Berk is available for speaking and training sessions for educators, therapists, and other professionals. His presentations on electronic addiction are stimulating, informative, and full of practical techniques.
Dr. Berk has a long history of speaking to and training various agencies, and groups. He was honored to provide the keynote address at the University of Arkansas-Jonesborough after the campus shooting.
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Dr. Berk is interviewed by Fox 8 news
Facebook, video games, online friends, iMessage, and too many distractions to do anything else. Does this sound familiar, parents? If so, check out this video to learn more about Electronic Addiction!
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