Teen Addiction Issues

Anger, Defiance and Disrespect

What are Anger, Defiance and Disrespect in a teen? Anger, defiant and disrespectful behavior in a teenager is characterized by a complete change of lifestyle and behavior to that which is opposite of friends and/or family. This behavior is not always for attention, but can be an escape.

As your teen transitions from being a child to an adult, he experiences conflicting emotions and changing hormones. He questions authority, rebels against family rules and struggles with independence. He is trying to figure out who he is and where he fits.

Behaviors such as yelling, screaming, arguing, withdrawal and silence, excessive use of drugs and alcohol, doing poorly in school, disregarding curfew, not eating right, changes in dress, slamming doors, being verbally abusive to parents and siblings and sometimes authority figures and stealing are examples of anger, defiance and disrespect. These types of behaviors become a serious matter when they become a pattern and interrupt the family and the teen’s relationships with others.

Do you feel like your teen’s behavior controls your home? Do you wonder when the next outburst or argument will occur with your teenage son? When a teen’s behavior becomes more than moodiness or frustration and turns to aggravation, rebellion, disobedience, insulting and offensive, it is time to take action and seek help.

Triumph Youth Services offers a small, highly structured family-type environment for youth. This family-like community promotes a social environment that takes on both therapeutic and healing properties instead of maintaining negative behaviors.

Our Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach utilizes individual therapy combined with group and family therapy to treat each youth’s issues. This approach teaches coping and problem-solving skills, anger management, and appropriate ways to communicate. In addition to the therapy, the Positive Peer Culture utilized in Triumph Youth Services facilities help the youth process their issues and build skills for their own personal progress. This helps the young man learn ways to control anger, appropriately express anger and learn thinking patterns that improve behavior.

Triumph Youth Services provides a daily Life Skills Group. The goal of our Life Skills Group training program is to teach the student a new set of responses to social situations, as well as how to integrate his behavior with others in the environment. Our staff members are trained and encouraged to be effective leaders by serving as teachers or coaches who hold the young men responsible for working on problems and to act as limit setters, good listeners and model appropriate responses to various situations.

The clinicians at Triumph Youth Services are highly trained and have extensive experience working with adolescent youth. Our clinicians are licensed and approved as mental health professionals to provide individual, group and family therapy.

Call Triumph Youth Services. We are here to help.

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