Behavioral health disorders are conditions that typically develop in childhood or adolescents, often involving chronic patterns of aggression, defiance, disruption, and hostility. When a child or adolescent is struggling with a behavior health disorder it can cause chaos, not only in their lives, but in the lives of family members as well. Their behaviors can cause problems at home, school, or work, and also has the ability to interfere with relationships. If left untreated, behavioral health disorders can cause detrimental effects that can lead to additional problems in the future.
Children and adolescents with behavioral disorders may throw frequent, drawn out tantrums, engage in self-harming behaviors, get involved in criminal activities, lie, use drugs or alcohol, smoke cigarettes, be openly defiant, and engage in early sexual activity. Because of their negative and disruptive behaviors at school they may get suspended or even expelled. Additionally, they may skip school causing them to fall further behind and fail academically. At home, having a child with a behavioral health disorder can lead to a lot of conflict between siblings and parents, which can lead to difficulty in the family. Parents can become easily overwhelmed and frustrated and at times may feel at a loss for what they can do to make the situation better.
While severe of long-standing behavioral disorders can be difficult to treat, with early recognition and intervention recovery is possible. Treatment for behavioral disorders often focus on skill development for both the child and the parents. Additionally, psychosocial methods as well as medication have been known to help significantly reduce behavioral symptoms. Treatment for a behavioral health disorder is a work in progress and requires regular treatment sessions and constant monitoring by a qualified treatment team that can address the different impacts and symptoms of each patient specific behavioral problems.
At Resolute Treatment Center, we are a premier treatment center that specializes in providing care for children and adolescents with sexually maladaptive behaviors who are also struggling with other behavioral health disorders. At resolute we have a broad continuum of care that is designed to meet the unique needs of every child and family who entrusts us with their care. We are committed to helping each child return to the community as a productive and responsible member of society.
At Resolute Treatment Center, we provide comprehensive, thorough treatment programming for the following behavioral health disorders:
- Impulse Control
- Sexually Maladaptive