We Help Boys with Antisocial Personality Disorder
Does your son struggle with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), which is defined (by the American Psychiatric Association) as “a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others?” A chronic mental condition, in which he might display signs of dysfunctional thinking and relating to others, he might treat others with absolute indifference to their feelings, is manipulative and deceitful, possibly breaking the law, and admitting no feelings of remorse.
Symptoms include failure to conform, rash conduct, irritability, touchiness, disregard for his safety (and that of others), and a pattern of negligent behavior and lack of repentance.
These can all be signs of Antisocial Personality Disorder, and Prayer Mountain can provide a safe haven for your teen as he struggles to overcome this serious problem.
ASPD traits are complex to recognize. There is not a universally agreed upon successful treatment for this disorder but there might be success in ones that show the damaging consequence of illegal and unacceptable behavior. There are studies that show contingency management or reward systems to be beneficial in steering behavior to a more satisfactory norm (not to be confused with normal, parental attempts at punishment and reward).
We’re Here to Help Your Son Who Has Antisocial Personality Disorder
While a difficult disorder to treat, your boy will need long-term treatment for ASPD, as well as for any related conditions, such as depression, substance abuse and anxiety. It is essential to have ASPD correctly diagnosed and treated, so he doesn’t suffer possible, life-altering consequences, such as alcohol or substance abuse, risky and reckless behaviors, even repetitious law-breaking leading to imprisonment. You don’t want ASPD to control his life!
Prayer Mountain Academy – Offering a Second Chance at a New Life
Our 15-month, bible-based, therapeutic curriculum is designed in such a way as to emphasize introspective thinking along with our Christian counseling. Tailored for the individual student, the work requires our students to scrutinize areas of their lives in need of change.
Boys come to us in various states of meaninglessness, having developed dysfunctional behaviors and attitudes to satisfy their need for security and significance. As loving parents, you have explored every option as you’ve tried to help your son who has been compromised as a result of his destructive choices. Once having looked to you for direction and approval, he is now following a negative peer group down the wrong path.
Guided by the pastoral counselors on our staff, Group Counseling (in addition to Individual Counseling) occurs on a regular basis at Prayer Mountain Boys Academy. This time is an opportunity to let students come to grips with commonly faced problems.
The Teen Challenge program provides a safe haven for adolescents who have filled the emptiness in their hearts with devastating consequences in its place; our residential school provides an opportunity for each student to refocus and evaluate his life decisions. We narrow distractions to provide an environment favorable to learning at Prayer Mountain Boys Academy. Students won’t have access to email or social networking sites, instead focusing on their secondary education within our rigorous, interactive, self-paced curriculum. Alpha Omega Academy is a fully accredited, high quality program, created exclusively for Christian schools.
Our Aftercare program will re-establish your son’s trust, along with conflict resolution, specific responsibilities and educational goals for his return to your home.
Our environment balances discipline with personal responsibility to create a positive peer element, nurturing students who’ll receive Prayer Mountain Academy’s crucial lessons of patience, diligence, teamwork, work ethics and motivation. Your son will be able to make healthy choices, transformed into the confident, unique young man he is, with a positive vision for his life ahead.