Video Game Addiction Help for Teens From Kentucky

Video Game Addiction Help for Kentucky Teens

Kentucky families seek our video game rehab center because of our unique ability to adapt to the academic curriculum for Kentucky campers.  Our video game addiction rehab helps gamers develop the internal drive and motivation to focus on academics- not the latest video game. video game rehab

Lack of self-regulation is the common denominator that affects a student’s preoccupation with video games and a lack of focus on everything else: school, friends, chores, reading, and so on.  At Camp Pocono Trails, developing self-regulation skills is what we do.

Using a harm reduction approach, Camp Pocono Trails campers become enlightened as to the habit-forming qualities of video games and social media, in addition to how exposure to different types of online media can change your perceptions of violence or gender roles.  Our video game rehab uses a harm reduction approach because it’s not realistic to totally give up computers and smartphones.

Under a harm reduction approach, teens learn how to limit their time devoted to video games, and to make better choices about how they are using screens.  Many times campers are unaware of the harm they are causing by playing endless hours of video games. Our structured video game rehab will help your teen learn to make better decisions about their daily life choices.

Video Game Addiction Help: Individual and Group Therapy for Kentucky Teens at Camp Pocono Trails

Teens at our Pennsylvania summer camp on 350 private acres receive individual and group therapy for video game addiction and internet overuse habits. We have licensed therapists helping teens develop insight and commit to new routines in life. In individual therapy, the issues are brought forth with one therapist listening and responding to the concerns. The type of feedback that is given, or if feedback is given, is dependent on the therapist’s training. The highly personal nature of the exchange between the therapist and student allows for a specific focus on the issues presented.

Group therapy, on the other hand, involves simultaneous interaction with people typically outside the client’s social and familial network: relative strangers.  Our campers can hear how video games have affected other’s lives and relationships. Input can be both given and received from other campers in this format.

We also have family therapy sessions where we help parents best support their teen upon their transition home from Camp Pocono Trails.  We discuss in family sessions how parents can reinforce positive feelings when a child sticks to their behavioral contract and we also encourage parents to reinforce negative feelings when the child fails to live up to behavioral expectations.

 

 

Gaming Rehab: What Can Kentucky Parents Do Now?

In 2010 the Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed 2,000 children ages 8-18 in 2010 and found children€™s screen time totals an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes per day.  53 hours per week in front of a screen is more than a full-time job and amounts to wasted time they could have been using learning a new skill, taking lessons, reading, or doing homework. video game rehab

In general, if a child is unwilling to participate in outpatient therapy, or if outpatient therapy in Kentucky  is just not making the changes you want, we can help. A gaming rehab or video game addiction rehab that is specifically designed for your child’s unique needs is your best path forward.

The next step up from outpatient therapy is a video game rehab.  Video game addiction help provides a €œreset€ on family relationships, but also with the relationship the child has with video games and the internet.  Simply put, the surest way to change a child’s video game habits is to create a total reset with online activity. That€™s where our gaming rehab comes into play.

The group component of video game rehab is what it’s all about.  At Camp Pocono Trails, we engage our campers as part of an interdependent team that works on engineering, science, and problem-solving tasks.  It takes the entire group to overcome the challenge. Interactions become grist for the mill in therapy, and therapists can intervene in real time to develop insight and practice coping skills.

Best of all, campers get socialization practice and learn how to interact with each other in socially appropriate ways.  If your child is socially behind, being bullied, or needs social practice, our gaming rehab is where they should be.

Kentucky Teens Can Find Success at Our Video Game Addiction Help

Internet gaming disorder is a serious issue in Kentucky.  Fortunately, at Camp Pocono Trails we help our campers build motivation by finding replacement activities that are healthy and more productive than mindlessly browsing the internet, watching Youtube, or playing endless hours of video games.

It€™s been our experience that after the initial detox period, campers find replacement activities quickly and can transfer their feelings of success online to an offline world.  Young minds are able to quickly adapt as routines and interests changes- especially if there is peer support helping the teen along.

We€™ve found some unique ways to transfer online skills to the real world.  For example- campers engage in drone races using controllers much like an XBox controller.  The difference is that they are outside, and racing through obstacles as part of a team.

Who does Camp Pocono Trails help?

Camp Pocono Trails helps teens struggling with issues similar to those below:
– Family Conflict
– Social Anxiety Disorder
– Depression
– Social isolation
– Anxiety
– Social Issues
– Impulse Control
– Poor Communication Skills
– Autism Spectrum
– Video game addiction
– ADHD
– Addictive Behaviors
– Trauma
– School Refusal
– Low Self Esteem
– Technology Addiction

Resources

Video Game Addiction Help Resource: Playstation Limits

If we simply take the strategy of putting external controls on gaming or internet-connected devices, we have done nothing to develop the child’s ability to self-regulate their gaming or browsing behavior independently.  However, if you need to put up some structure now, here is a guide for setting up Playstation spending limits and gaming times:

How to set parental controls and spending limits on PS4: https://www.playstation.com/en-au/get-help/help-library/my-account/parental-controls/ps4-parental-controls/

By creating a sub-account for your child you can prevent them from accessing PlayStation Store content that is unsuitable for their age, user-generated content and online gameplay. You can also stop your associated sub account from making purchases without your consent.

In this article, you can learn about the parental controls available on PlayStation products: https://www.playstation.com/en-au/get-help/help-library/my-account/parental-controls/age-ratings-and-parental-controls/

Video Game Addiction Help Resource: Online Limits

Ultimately, developing a child’s ability to self-manage their use of technology for entertainment should be the primary focus.  However, if you are ready to try some lower level interventions, here are some resources to help guide you:

Focus Me: https://focusme.com/

FocusMe is the most powerful App and Website Blocker for Windows, Mac & Android.

StayFocused: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stayfocusd/laankejkbhbdhmipfmgcngdelahlfoji?hl=en

StayFocusd increases your productivity by limiting the amount of time that you can spend on time-wasting websites.

Camp Pocono Trails Helps Kentucky Families From Cities Such As:

Some examples of cities from Kentucky which may have families who could use Camp Pocono Trails: Louisville Lexington Bowling Green Owensboro Union