Behavior Modification Programs for Troubled Teens From Maryland
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 Maryland, 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 Maryland, 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 Maryland. 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 Maryland 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to capitalize on the growing demand of ’troubled’ teens in need of residential treatment, or they are simply utilizing outdated and clinically-lacking practices in order to treat them.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 Maryland 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 Maryland 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.
We help families create a roadmap towards sustainable healing with ongoing continuing care support for up to a year or more after a teen completes residential treatment. Call (800) 881-9945
Mental Health Resources for Struggling Adolescents in Maryland
Family First Adolescent Services is the first choice for Maryland parents investigating a superior residential treatment center to offer assistance to their struggling child experiencing pain medication abuse/addiction, poor academics, or sleep disorder related obstacles. Because working with highly resistant teenage boys is challenging, most programs rely on level systems, punishments, and other behavioral techniques to manage a student’s behavior. Here at Family First AS, we recognize that the circumstances of one at-risk child doesn’t always apply to all of our students. Because of this, Family First AS is devoted to the life skills development and experiential education for each teenager, and we do this with professionalism and care.
Our therapists are devoted to not only providing support to our students in need, but also the whole family; with the care and commitment required for full recovery. It is our desire to assist, guide, and coach parents from Maryland, with a at-risk child, through a very difficult time. Family First AS is here to serve! There is hope... and you are not alone. The vision of Family First AS is to bring forth peace while transforming emotional health for struggling adolescent boys from Maryland.
Family First AS has transformed the lives of countless struggling teenage boys over the years, including many from Maryland. Our approach has improved the lives of our struggling students, and their families. We see that at-risk adolescent boys can grow to be healthy adults with a desire to succeed! Family First AS understands that in order for our struggling students to experience real recovery, the entire family needs to be part of the life skills development and experiential education assistance that our therapists offer. Our intake counselors can be reached immediately at (833) 241-7746.