A Safe Home Environment for Your Teen with AntiSocial Personality Disorder
What is Antisocial Personality Disorder?
An unceasing mental condition in which your adolescent might show signs of dysfunctional thinking and relating to others, maybe treating others with absolute apathy to their feelings, possibly violating breaking the law, be scheming and deceitful, and showing admitting to no feelings of remorse.
These can all be signs of Antisocial Personality Disorder, and Wolf Creek Academy can provide a safe haven as your child struggles to overcome this serious problem.
AntiSocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) is defined (by the American Psychiatric Association) as “a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others.” Symptoms include failure to conform, impulsive actions, bad temper, indifference for safety (for themselves, and for others).
It is often difficult for parents to recognize ASPD traits in their children but quite important to have the Disorder correctly diagnosed and treated, so that they won’t suffer additional, life-altering consequences, such as substance abuse, reckless behaviors, even repetitious law-breaking leading to incarceration.
Wolf Creek Academy – Here to Help your Teen with AntiSocial Personality Disorder
There is not a universally agreed upon successful treatment for this disorder, and it is an extremely complicated one to treat. There is some success seen in therapies that show the high cost of unlawful and unacceptable behavior. Some studies find contingency management or reward systems to be advantageous in routing behavior to a more suitable norm (not to be confused with normal, parental attempts at punishment and reward).
Your teen will need lasting treatment for ASPD, as well as for any linked conditions, such as depression, substance abuse and anxiety. We can help you, so that ASPD doesn’t control your child’s life!
A Hope and a Future for Every Child
A faith-based therapeutic boarding school, we instill character, integrity, responsibility and accountability, all while giving your struggling teenager the opportunity to achieve a quality education.
Wolf Creek Academy’s family-model lifestyle offers a safe, nurturing environment that encourages teens to build positive relationships with authority figures as well as their peers. Our professional staff works with students to teach them invaluable life lessons and independent skills that will be beneficial for their future.
We educate the whole child from a Biblical worldview, assisting with their spiritual, physical and emotional development. We believe children should be built up, loved and nurtured with appropriate discipline, and that every student is unique with potential.
Counseling is provided for teens struggling with behavioral and emotional problems, and they meet with a licensed certified counselor at least once weekly. Daily group sessions address anger management issues and respect of authority, self-respect, or other relevant issues. The non-threatening atmosphere of this small group session allows them to learn from each other appropriate ways of managing their respective behavioral difficulties. Local psychiatric monitoring is available for students who require it.
Every student is dual-enrolled with the accredited Lighthouse Christian Academy, whose purpose is to support the mission of Wolf Creek. Whether a high achiever or moderately paced learner, children work at their own ability and appropriate level. We help students master curriculum knowledge via the Accelerated Christian Education system, utilizing daily classroom type settings, and providing any additional tutoring needed. Our therapeutic and nurturing environment is a safeguard for success.
Students thrive while having the opportunity to advance at their own pace; most often an accelerated pace which boosts self-respect, repairs self-confidence and promotes security for a successful future. Our program is designed to meet the learning needs of the individual child and each one is rewarded for their efforts.
So many teens have lost sight of a clear and positive future, but we see so many reach for their highest potential when given the tools and education to do so. Please call Wolf Creek Academy at (877) 477-9653 if you have tried everything, and are ready to see your problem child develop into a successful young adult.