Understanding Behavioral Addictions among school children

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Understand the concept of behavioral addictions and their impact on school children. This course aims to equip teachers, counsellors, and school administrators with the knowledge and tools to identify, understand, and address behavioural addictions among school children. It will cover various types of behavioral addictions, their causes, symptoms, and effective intervention strategies.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the concept of behavioural addictions and their impact on school kids.

  • Identify different types of behavioural addictions commonly seen in children and adolescents.

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of behavioral addictions.

  • Learn practical strategies for prevention and intervention.

  • Develop skills to support students struggling with behavioral addictions.

Introduction to Behavioral Addictions

Understanding Behavioral Addictions

  • Definition and overview

  • Difference between behavioral addictions and substance addictions

Common Types of Behavioral Addictions in School Kids

  • Internet and gaming addiction

  • Social media addiction

  • Gambling addiction

  • Shopping addiction

  • Food addiction

Causes of Behavioral Addictions

  • Psychological factors

  • Environmental factors

  • Genetic predisposition

Module 2: Identifying Signs and Symptoms

  • Changes in behavior and routine

  • Decreased academic performance

  • Social withdrawal

Physical and Emotional Symptoms

  • Stress and anxiety

  • Physical health issues (e.g., eye strain, sleep disturbances)

  • Observational strategies

  • Screening questionnaires

  • Psychological assessments

Module 3: Impact of Behavioral Addictions

Academic Impact

  • Decreased concentration and focus

  • Lower grades and academic achievement

Social and Emotional Impact

  • Strained relationships with peers and family

  • Increased risk of depression and anxiety

Long-term Consequences

  • Potential for lifelong addiction

  • Impact on career and personal life

  • Prevention Strategies

Creating Awareness

  • Educating students about the risks

  • Parental involvement and education

Promoting Healthy Alternatives

  • Encouraging extracurricular activities

  • Developing hobbies and interests

Building a Supportive School Environment

  • Anti-addiction policies and programs

  • Training teachers and staff

Intervention Techniques

Counseling and Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

  • Family therapy

School-based Support Programs

  • Peer support groups

  • Mentorship programs

Collaboration with Parents and Guardians

  • Effective communication strategies

  • Setting boundaries and monitoring usage

Supporting Recovery

Developing Resilience

  • Building self-esteem and confidence

  • Stress management techniques

Ongoing Monitoring and Support

  • Regular check-ins and follow-ups

  • Adjusting intervention strategies as needed

Total Students19
Original Price($)799
Sale PriceFree
Number of lectures9
Number of quizzes0
Total Reviews0
Global Rating0
Instructor NameDr. Dheeraj Mehrotra

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