Welcome to Compass Health Center’s Child Screen Dependence Program, where we help your child and family find a healthy approach to screen use. In today’s digital age, screens play a significant role in our lives, offering both opportunities and challenges. Our program is designed to provide support and guidance to children aged 8-14 and their parents as they navigate the complexities of screen usage.
We recognize that excessive screen time or sudden removal of screens can lead to challenges such as low mood, isolation, and anxiety. On the other hand, screens can also foster creativity, social connections, and critical thinking. At Compass, we believe in finding the right balance that promotes positive growth and well-being.
Guided by evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) principles, we empower your child to develop coping skills beyond the digital world. Through real-time practice, children learn to manage screen time effectively and develop healthier habits.
Our state-of-the-art group rooms are equipped with TVs and various video game consoles, providing a supportive environment for children to learn how to separate themselves from screens when necessary. Our clinical staff is there every step of the way, teaching CBT/DBT coping skills to tolerate this transition.
We believe in the strength of family collaboration. Our program involves parents in problem-solving screen use challenges and providing children with alternative activities. Together, we promote mindful and intentional screen use within your home.
Compass’s multi-disciplinary team develops an individualized treatment plan for each patient that includes:
Compass’s customized treatment plans are tailored to the needs of each individual and adapted over the course of treatment. Program participants work with therapists who specialize in screen dependence, as well as mood and anxiety. This individualized approach to treatment supports children and families in achieving meaningful and functional life.
Compass saved my life! I came into Compass with suicidal ideations and no hope. After a couple of weeks of being in the program, I did not have those thoughts anymore. Compass helped me change my mindset, from a negative pattern of thoughts to a more positive and optimistic frame of mind.Patient
My child is leaving Compass more equipped to handle her emotions, her anxiety, her depression, and the things that all trigger these. She is willing to use the skills, which is a huge change, and this is all due to how well Compass worked for her.Parent of Child Patient
I liked how in Compass, everyone was respectful of my opinions, pronouns, and preferred name. There was no judging, and you can open up to people. I also like how I can relate to other kids. I also really appreciate learning new skills.Patient
Compass is a godsend. An amazing program for children who are struggling and families who are seeking help and guidance. I could not imagine that she would be so much better in less than 2 months. I wish we could have found Compass without going to the ER. Thanks for all you do!
The evening IOP program challenged me in a supportive and respectful way to help change my way of thinking. Compass provided me with the tools to help deal with life situations in a healthy way.