SCIP Brings Community Awareness to Youth Gaming Problems
“Youth Gaming – When a Pastime Becomes a Problem” will be the topic of the Promoting Healthy Behaviors Community Awareness series on November 19. Sponsored by School Community Intervention and Prevention (SCIP; www.scipnebraska.com), Lincoln Public Schools, Lancaster Prevention Coalition, and Bryan Independence Center, the presentation, which will be held in the media center at Lefler Middle School (1100 S. 48th St.) beginning at 6:30 p.m., and will feature Janet Johnson, a therapist with Choices Treatment Center, and Jeremy Eberle, a therapist with Eberle Therapy Services. They will discuss the difference between problem gaming and gaming disorder, signs and symptoms of a gaming disorder, its harmful effects, and methods used to treat gaming disorder.
SCIP is a program designed to bring together families, schools, and the community to support student behavioral and emotional health. SCIP’s mission is to provide an effective prevention and early intervention process for youth with behavioral health concerns so they may achieve healthy, productive lives. SCIP works with schools throughout Nebraska by providing resources to address behavioral health issues that impact children, adolescents, and their families.
School Community Intervention & Prevention is supported in whole or part by Grant #2B08T1010034 under the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health and monies passed through by Region 4 and Region V to prevention providers ($135,170 or 53%) and $121,933 or 47% from non-governmental entities. For more information, visit www.scipnebraska.com or call (402) 327-6843.