Behavior Modification Programs for Troubled Teens From Maine
A behavior modification program, also known as a behavior mod program (usually followed by the term "troubled teens") is a decades' old form of treatment that is used to clinically-assuage self-destructive behaviors and emotions in teens.
First used in the late 60's behavior mod programs became the treatment standard for treating teens who were in need of residential treatment due to their continuous display of negative behavioral patterns.
As of 2008, Candace Bynum, a market analyst and expert on the matter, reported that behavior mod programs had risen to 650. While there are currently no new numbers to suggest otherwise, we can assume that there are still a significant number of these facilities (or perhaps more) that are still in operation.
For parents living in the state of Maine, it's important to understand, that, while popular, behavior modification programs are far from the most effective treatment option for their out of control child. And, with the rise of teenage drug and suicidal epidemics affecting all corners of the nation, including that of Maine, understanding the true nature of behavior mod facilities becomes all the more crucial for parents grasp.
Family First Adolescent Services offers a best-in-class model of treatment for addressing mental health, behavioral health, substance use, trauma and problematic gaming affecting teens and families from Maine. Teenage clients have a greater chance of success when the entire family is helped, so our treatment approach addresses the experiences of every family member.
Traditional Behavior-Mod Programs vs. Modernized Troubled Teen Treatment
With teen drug abuse and suicide rates reaching epidemic rates in the state of Maine and beyond, there has been an equal rise of residential treatment programs created to combat the behavior and mental health-related issues of out of control and emotionally inept adolescents.
That being said, with the rise of residential treatment options, so too is the proliferation of programs that are ineffective - either because they are simply attempting to capitalize on the growing demand of ’troubled’ teens in need of residential treatment, or they are simply utilizing outdated and clinically-lacking practices in order to treat them.
Moreover, parents from Maine need to be knowledgeable about what forms of treatment programs are the most optimal, as well as the types of facilities they should avoid at all cost.
Among the many types of treatment centers that are ineffectual when compared to modernized styles of treatment, are behavior modification programs.
As to why parents of struggling teens should avoid such facilities, the answer is simple: behavior mod programs generally lack adequate psychiatric-nuance (or psychiatric care, altogether) and proven innovating treatments that have been developed within the last 50 - 60 years - like today’s top-tier residential therapeutic boarding schools are able to provide.
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Regardless of the specific issues plaguing your child, whether it be behavioral, mental health, academic, or substance abuse-related, early intervention is key!
With that said, if you are a parent from Maine who is need of immediate assistance regarding the rehabilitation (therapeutically, educationally, addiction-related or otherwise) we at Family First are here to help. Even if after speaking with one of our child placement specialists you decide our program is not the most suitable option for your child, we will personally dedicate our time to assisting you in finding the most suitable alternative for your struggling teen.
For immediate assistance, please call Family First Adolescent Services today at (833) 241-7746.
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Maine Resources for Parents and Troubled Adolescents
Families from Maine have made Family First Adolescent Services their first choice for child rehabilitation and support. Parents, searching for direction for their child, can expect a team of compassionate, professional counselors and leaders here at Family First AS. Family First operates from the understanding that "rehabilitation" must come from the inside-out, not from the outside-in. We are faithful to the life skills development and experiential education for all adolescent boys, who may be battling low self-esteem, video game addiction (gaming), or blended family (relationship) obstacles, but also the entire family; with the support they need for lasting rehabilitation.
As a result, Family First AS is faithful to meeting the particular needs of each teen with the utmost professionalism and compassion. Family First AS’ counselors and field staff discourage the use of judgments and labels, and never condone one’s diagnosis to interfere with a troubled teen’s sense of self or ability to form friendships with one another. Family First AS has provided support to numerous families from all over the nation. Our licensed counselors provide superior treatment to set the path of rehabilitation for adolescents troubled with obstacles such as behavioral or process addiction (porn, gaming), seasonal affective disorder, or even peer conflict.
Family First AS has served numerous at-risk teen students from Maine, and we can provide direction for your child too. Don’t hesitate to contact Family First AS’ admissions specialists for more information regarding enrollment, tuition, and insurance options. For testimonials from current and past Family First families, connect with our admissions specialist at (833) 241-7746 today!