Helping Boys With Conduct Disorder
Here’s What Conduct Disorder Looks Like:
Does your son skip school, display verbal or physical hostility, bully animals or people, lie or steal or destroy property? Conduct Disorder is a condition of recurring violations of social norms and others’ rights and distinguishes between a teen’s “typical” acting out and major misbehavior.
Brush Creek – How We Can Handle Your Son with Conduct Disorder
Without treatment, your boy might find himself faced with issues of juvenile delinquency and misconduct with school or even legal authorities. He might be found responsible for behavioral actions that are out of his control.
Treatment for Conduct Disorder would focus on breaking the patterns that reinforce bad behavior. Unlike other disorders, Conduct Disorder therapy can include the parents as well as your teen. There is no distinct resolution to Conduct Disorder, but many programs include guiding parents to more effectively discipline and reward positive behavior in an attempt to shatter the cycle of bad actions leading to more bad actions.
Conduct Disorder is thought to be a possible precursor to Antisocial Personality Disorder. Studies have indicated a preliminary link between different brain functions and lowered levels of compassion shown by those experiencing conduct disorders.
Brush Creek is a 915-acre working ranch in beautiful Northeastern Oklahoma. Our facility is a 12-15 month residential program accredited with Teen Challenge USA. The Cross Christian Academy is our private, accredited, year round school that the boys attend while at Brush Creek. Our program offers a very structured environment to help foster growth in each of our student’s lives. We use a level system to help teach the students appreciation, gratitude, responsibility, submission to authority, self-control, leadership, time-management, and a strong work ethic. The first levels are very controlled but as the students improve and progress, they are awarded higher levels. The higher levels allow for more privileges, freedom, and responsibilities.
During a student’s stay at Brush Creek, each student will have the opportunity to learn various vocational skills such as welding, basic carpentry, plumbing, lawn care, fence repair & building, livestock care, and other ranch duties. The students are also involved with various community service projects. This aspect of the program is used to assist the students in building a strong work ethic to enable them to be successful in their communities, families, and future careers.
Your son will be presented with new challenges until ultimately he is ready to return home, able to once again enjoy family and friends. If you’ve reached your wits’ end with your out-of-control boy, call us at (918) 435-8206. Brush Creek may be exactly what you need to succeed as a parent when your son’s condition causes unacceptable behavior and family disruption. You’ll see him recover his lost academic standing, raise his vision to see the greater possibilities in life and reach new and loftier goals.