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antisocial personality disorderHere’s How We See Anti Social Personality Disorder at Treasure Coast Boys Academy:

An unceasing mental condition in which your son might display dysfunctional thinking and relating to others, possibly apathetic to others’ feelings, be manipulative and untruthful, even breaking the law, but admitting no shame.  These can all be signs of Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), and Boys Ranch can provide a safe haven for your teenager as he struggles to overcome this serious problem.

Anti Social Personality Disorder is defined (by the American Psychiatric Association) as “a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others.”  Symptoms include bad temper, refusal to conform, impetuous conduct, irritability, disdain for his safety (and that of others), and a pattern of foolish behavior and lack of repentance.

ASPD characteristics are complex for parents to identify.  There is not a commonly agreed upon treatment for this disorder but there might be success in ones that show the negative consequences of illegal and improper behavior.  There are studies that show contingency or reward management systems to be beneficial for driving behavior to a more acceptable norm (not to be confused with normal, parental attempts at reprimand and incentive).

What Treasure Coast Boys Academy Can Do to Help Your Son Who Struggles with Anti Social Personality Disorder-

While exceedingly complex to treat, your child will need enduring care for ASPD, as well as for any associated conditions, such as anxiety, depression or substance abuse.

It is quite important to have ASPD properly diagnosed and treated, so that your boy doesn’t suffer possible, grave consequences, such as with substance abuse, risky behaviors, even repetitious law-breaking leading to incarceration.

You don’t want ASPD to control – or ruin – his life!

Treasure Coast Boys Academy…  Giving Your Son a Second Chance at a Bright Future.

Treasure Coast Boys Academy is a Christ-centered therapeutic boarding school for at-risk boys.  We believe in the potential within each boy no matter how much trouble they are causing for themselves or others.

A dorm setting on 30-acres of Florida cattle and orchard country, we are not a lockdown facility, and think the strongest deterrent is an environment that fosters a sense of well being, where a student feels positive and safe about himself and his opportunities in the world.

Treasure Coast Boys Academy provides focused and personalized academic attention for our students. Education goes on and credits are earned, but education is not our primary focus.  Integrity, hard work, and respect for others are what we are concerned with most in our Teen Challenge program; your boy can find more success with his academic pursuits here and once back home, when those traits are firmly established.

Individual counseling sessions are not as frequent as are the many 10-15 minute life coaching opportunities that occur during daily school, ranch work, or recreational activities. Therapy takes place all day, every day at Treasure Coast Boys Academy.  As was once said, “the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.” A simple horse ride can provide a life changing conversation in a young man’s life at our boys ranch. The same can be said for a day spent on the lake, fishing with a good mentor.

Our goal is to provide challenging and stimulating opportunities in which students can learn trades, care for animals, and gain new experiences outside of the classroom.  Call Treasure Coast Boys Academy at (772) 978-4164 to give your at-risk son a new perspective and a fresh start toward a successful and fulfilling life.

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Teen Challenge Endorsers

  • John Ashcroft
    Former Attorney General
    John Ashcroft

    “I have been a long time support of the work Teen Challenge has accomplished and the help they have provided over the years.”

  • Ronald Reagan
    Former President
    Ronald Reagan

    “Teen Challenge is effective; it is literally changing the lives of young Americans from every walk of life. The work and dedication of Teen Challenge deserves the commendation of every citizen.”

  • James Dobson
    Founder Focus on the Family
    Dr. James C. Dobson

    “Organizations like Teen Challenge…have a far better record of dealing with social issues and people in difficulty than do the bureaucrats.”

  • Dan Cathy
    CEO Chick-fil-A
    Dan T. Cathy

    “I truly admire Teen Challenge because of its loving, life-giving ministry to individuals who are bound by life controlling addictions.”

  • George Bush
    President George
    W. Bush

    “Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”

  • John C. Maxwell
    Bestselling Leadership Author
    John C. Maxwell

    “Teen Challenge offers hope and restoration to individuals by exchanging their distorted views on life with God’s perspectives.”

  • Jim Blanchard
    Past Director AT&T
    Jim Blanchard

    “I have not seen a more effective ministry in leading hurting people to a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.”

  • Kevin Leman
    Psychologist and Author
    Dr. Kevin Leman

    “I wholeheartedly support the efforts of Teen Challenge…they really make a difference in lives and each of us can be proud that they are part of our community.”

  • John Walters
    Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
    John P. Walters

    “Teen Challenge is doing the job that others only talk about. Teen Challenge is a reputable institution that needs to be highlighted.”

Should you need help finding alternative schools for boys or therapeutic schools or therapeutic boarding schools or therapeutic boys homes, please let us know. This Teen Challenge boys ranch helps at-risk teenage boys who are exhibiting oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), drug or substance abuse or addictions.

Help For Boys With Anti Social Personality Disorder

Those with antisocial personality disorder tend to antagonize, manipulate or treat others either harshly or with callous indifference.

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