Suffering from the symptoms associated with various anxiety disorders can have a devastating impact on the lives of the children and adolescents who are faced with it. When people think about anxiety, they tend to think of it as being something that pertains only to adults. Yet, sadly, there are countless children and adolescents who are suffering from anxiety as well. For these children, their symptoms may lead to their experiencing difficulties in performing normal daily activities, and they begin acting out in negative manners as a result. When these negative acting out behaviors include sexually maladaptive behaviors, the repercussions of your child’s actions are no longer only affecting him, but are affecting those around him as well.
Resolute Treatment Center is a premier treatment provider for male adolescents between the ages of 11 and 18 who are struggling with sexually maladaptive behaviors and other emotional and behavioral impairments. Located on the west side of Indianapolis, our 76-bed residential treatment center provides a broad continuum of care that is tailored to meet the unique needs of each child and family who entrusts us with their care. As the only treatment facility in the state of Indiana that exclusively treats adolescent males with sexually maladaptive behaviors, we remain steadfast in our dedication to providing preventative placement and post discharge clinical home services that are designed to afford adolescents the most comprehensive care available so that they can begin walking on the path to the brighter future that they deserve.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Having a child who is displaying the signs of an anxiety disorder, in addition to acting out in sexually inappropriate ways, can be overwhelming. You may experience feelings of frustration and fear, as well as extreme worry and concern about what the future may hold for your child if you cannot get him the help that he needs. The following are signs that may represent a child’s need to seek treatment for severe anxiety and sexually maladaptive behaviors:
- Chronic headaches
- Chronic stomachaches
- Extreme irritability
- Drastic mood swings
- Unexplained angry and aggressive outbursts
- School refusal
- Spending time with age-inappropriate peers
- Excessive levels of impatience
- Sleep difficulties
- Changes in eating patterns
These are only a few examples of symptoms that may be present in a child or adolescent who is suffering from anxiety and who may be participating in sexually inappropriate behaviors. If these are behaviors that you have you recognize your child presenting, it is imperative that you seek professional help so as to prevent your child’s symptoms from worsening, and to prevent the future onset of detrimental consequences.
Why Consider Treatment at Resolute
When left untreated, the effects of anxiety can lead to significant disruptions in a child’s life. Additionally, when sexually maladaptive behaviors are ignored, the cycle of destructive behaviors are likely to continue worsening, placing your child’s life, as well as the lives of those around him, in peril. Fortunately, there is treatment available that can aid in preventing these potentially negative outcomes.
Residential treatment programs have proven to be extremely successful at providing the thorough, intensive care that adolescents with anxiety disorders and sexually maladaptive behaviors need. When individuals enter into a residential treatment center, they are immediately entering an environment where they are monitored 24/7, preventing them from being able to act out on their sexual impulses. Additionally, when the urge to participate in such behaviors arises, there are mental health professionals available at all times who can help patients process through their feelings until the urges have begun to subside. By taking part in this type of programming, adolescents will also be afforded the opportunity to confront and address the symptoms of anxiety that are plaguing them. With the implementation of a variety of therapeutic techniques, the support of caring and compassionate staff members, and the added support of peers who are facing similar challenges, adolescents in residential treatment programs can learn to overcome their symptoms, fight against their impulses, and find true healing.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
At Resolute Treatment Center, our goal is to break the vicious cycle of victimization by providing the best care in the least restrictive environment possible. We offer adolescents a safe, secure, and confidential setting where they can receive therapy that is based on unconditional positive regard which places an emphasis on the inherent strengths that we know our patients already have within them. By building upon those strengths, the caring and compassionate staff at Resolute helps guide and support patients throughout the treatment process, keeping in mind our steadfast goal of returning each child to his community as a productive and responsible member of society. At Resolute, we are dedicated to ensuring the success of each child, the reunification of every family, and the long standing happiness that every individual deserves.
Types of Treatment Offered at Resolute
At Resolute Treatment Center, we offer a unique, multifaceted therapeutic program that is designed to give every child the chance to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. With treatment that is guided by highly qualified, expertly trained, and compassionately caring professionals, Resolute offers a wide variety of therapeutic interventions that helps children maximize their potential through recreational interventions, clinical interventions, strong academic programming, and positive relationship building with peers and adults. At Resolute, we believe that when children explore and discover their inherent strengths in a structured, nature-based environment, their self-esteem, compassion, coping skills, and social skills will improve. In order to help our patients achieve all of their goals, the following treatment methods are implemented throughout their stay at Resolute:
Medication management: In some instances, medication may be used in order to help alleviate the symptoms that one is experiencing as a result of his anxiety. All patients meet with a psychiatrist at least once a month in order to ensure the effectiveness of any medication that is prescribed and to make any changes that may be necessary.
Individual therapy: Patients participate in a minimum of one individual therapy session per week, but more sessions can be added based on individual needs. These sessions are designed to be a time for adolescents to meet one-on-one with a therapist in order to discuss concerns and to focus on the development and application of new skills.
Group therapy: Group sessions are held daily and include both psycho-educational and process groups, including a daily sexual process group. These sessions are curriculum-based and trauma-focused. Special ancillary groups are also held regularly and include topics such as assault cycles, trauma outcomes, and healthy relationships.
Family therapy: At Resolute, we view family involvement and participation in the treatment process as being paramount to ensuring that each child’s treatment is both effective and long-lasting. Family sessions are held at a minimum of once every two weeks, but more are added when requested or deemed appropriate.
School programming: Knowing how important a child’s education is, here at Resolute we make sure that each patient receives the services he needs in order to remain on track educationally. Our onsite school is fully accredited and meets daily from 8:00am to 3:00pm.
In addition to the previously mentioned services, Resolute also offers the following:
- Psychological testing
- Clinical polygraph testing (when necessary)
- Relapse prevention and protection planning
- Reunification and aftercare planning
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
At Resolute Treatment Center, we recognize that recovery is an ongoing process that does not just end once adolescents leave our program. In order to ensure continued success, our multidisciplinary staff works at creating thorough aftercare planning for each patient. We work intensively with adolescents as they become reunified with their families and begin reintegrating back into the community.
For those adolescents who are not yet ready to, or are unable to, return home, but no longer require the intensive treatment of the residential setting, Resolute offers three step-down group homes for those patients who have successfully completed residential programming. These homes provide an open residential setting that is less restrictive, yet still provides 24 hour supervision.
Whatever your child’s long-term needs may be, Resolute Treatment Center will do all that we can to ensure continued success and lasting recovery for that he can move forwards toward a happy, healthy, and productive future.