While many teens show some (or even many) negative behaviors at this difficult time in their lives, if yours is extraordinarily insolent, a deliberate troublemaker, ill-tempered or hostile, in relentless conflict with authority, vindictive, and maybe even blames others for their own mistakes, your teen might have Oppositional Defiance Disorder, or ODD.
We want to help your child with ODD, a psychiatric disorder that can emerge in childhood, in which he or she all-too-regularly exhibits argumentative behavior, constantly disobeying you and, to put it simply, is basically in a nasty mood (especially around anyone in authority).
Wolf Creek Academy – Here to Help your Teen with Oppositional Defiance Disorder
In addition to possibly having other correctable conditions (i.e.: ADHD or depression), ODD can be a precursor to more difficult problems such as conduct disorder and risky activities. Effective behavioral therapy might concentrate on how to prevent problematic thoughts or behaviors from inadvertently being reinforced. Rather, use of positive reinforcement and praise for suitable behaviors are key elements in successful care.
Untreated, ODD is a very frustrating condition, both for you and your child. It is vital to properly identify this Disorder, so that you can ensure that negative behaviors do not worsen, possibly to the point of trouble with the law, or violent or self-destructive actions.
A Hope and a Future for Every Child
A faith-based therapeutic boarding school, Wolf Creek Academy instills 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.