Here’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.