Helping Boys With Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Here’s How Oppositional Defiant Disorder Looks at Brush Creek Academy:
Many adolescents act out with any number of negative characteristics at what can be a stressful time of their lives, but if your son is terribly insubordinate or mean tempered, a deliberate troublemaker or continually in conflict with anyone in authority, vindictive, hostile or angry, maybe even trying to blame people for his own mistakes, he might have Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
Statistics show that one out of every ten teens is afflicted with ODD. We can help your son if he has this psychiatric disorder that can show itself in childhood, with destructive behavior that can tear families apart and eliminate success in school and other social settings. If you are seeing tantrums, pointless arguments, deliberate annoyance, aggressive behavior with peers and siblings, or excessive blaming over extended periods of time, your son needs much more help than you are ever able to give him.
Brush Creek Academy – How We Can Handle Your Son with Oppositional Defiant Disorder–
Left untreated, ODD is a very trying condition, both for you and your teen. A qualified mental health professional needs to confirm this diagnosis, then making certain that his behaviors do not worsen, possibly increasing to troubles with authorities, or violent or self-destructive behaviors.
In addition to maybe having other, treatable conditions (i.e.: depression or ADHD), ODD can be a precursor to more severe issues such as criminal behavior, conduct disorder and substance abuse.
Behavioral therapy might focus on preventing problematic thoughts or behaviors from being inadvertently strengthened. Rather, using praise and positive reinforcement for desirable behaviors is key to successful care.
Two hallmark accompanying conditions of this disorder are low self-esteem and depression, neither of which responds well to hazing, scolding or embarrassment. Brush Creek Academy has had a great deal of success in working with oppositional boys with astounding results that allows parents to get back the boy they thought they had.
Brush Creek Academy – When You Want Your Good Son Back, with Clear Thinking and Positive Pursuits.
Brush Creek Youth Ranch 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 Academy 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.