All Kinds of News for May 08, 2019
ReSTART is the leader in internet and video game addiction treatment. ReSTART was founded ten years ago and has continued to grow in supporting the deepening struggles of internet and video game addiction, specifically with young people ages thirteen to thirty. Through their expertise and experience, they have created a program that has wielded great success. Their growth is a product of their dedication to this specific focus and their ability to surround themselves with staff that share the ReSTART vision and passion.
ReSTART would like to acknowledge Chris Robison as he becomes one of our lead teachers for ReSTART adolescent program. Chris has been working alongside staff and students at ReSTART for the past year, both inside and outside of the classroom. He has and continues to bring his thirty years experience of working with adolescents to the reSTART program. If he is not in the classroom he is outside modeling appropriate healthy behaviors and positive ways of connection by weeding in the ReSTART garden, playing basketball, or raking leaves to maintain the beauty on ReSTART’s property.
While in the classroom this past year, Chris has been an active participant in supporting and helping students find internal motivation to excel academically. Many of the students at ReSTART come with declining grades or even school refusal. Chris uses his skills in Love and Logic (treatment approach) to build that strong relationship with the students and instill in them the desire to improve academically and grow as students and as young men. Chris has been extremely successful in getting students to repair their transcripts and make up lost credits, getting them on track to graduate when these students and families had lost hope. Improving academic confidence can play a large role in the student’s therapeutic growth.
Headquartered in Fall City, Washington, reSTART is a leading advocate of healthy sustainable digital media use (internet, VR, and videogames) for people and the planet. ReSTART offers staffed residential care for youth (13-17) and life sharing retreats for adults (ages 18-30), along with independent living support.