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Process Addiction: Understanding Impulsive and Addictive Behavior

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Process addictionThe concept of addiction to alcohol and other drugs is pretty well understood by most people. A chemical creates a reaction in the body that makes
us feel so good that it becomes impossible to live without it. But did you know we can react to behavioral stimuli in the exact same way?… Read the rest →

Youth and the Digital Age

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Deepak Santhiraj

By Deepak Santhiraj, MSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The Effect of Technology on Adolescents

In viewing the contemporary youth outlook in America, unique challenges kids face on a daily basis are apparent: conflicts with peers and parents combine with daily pressures to form a ceaseless helping of stress.Read the rest →

Cyber Bullying

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Do we really know what is happening on our children’s devices when we aren’t looking?

While cyber bullying may seem like a buzz phrase that will never impact your family, many children experience daily harassment from their peers on their tablets, smartphones and computers.… Read the rest →

The Rise in Teen Cybersex and Pornography Addiction

by Mary Hockett, LCPC

When you hear the words “sexual addiction” what images come to mind?

The sleazy looking guy in the video shop or the nasty guy at the bar, right?

Usually the images you have are not of the respected lawyer you do business with or the doctor whom you trust or even the pastor of your church and certainly not your spouse, or even yet, your teen.… Read the rest →

Stenzel Speaks on Internet Safety

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Even kids in elementary school are on the Internet these days, but there are plenty of safety issues to be aware of. Fortunately, Grant Stenzel is ready to help parents navigate that road this Sunday the 22nd at Compass Church in Naperville.Read the rest →

A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety (Part 2)

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by Grant Stenzel, LCPC

What you don’t know can hurt you.

I find most parents do not have a good understanding of the dangers that can accompany all of the electronic gadgets their children have. Also, there is no way to know of all of the potential hazards that your children may have to navigate.… Read the rest →