Teen Emotional Issues
Teen Emotional Issues
What is Sexual Abuse? Child Sexual Abuse is characterized by an adult or older adolescent using a child for any form of sexual contact or sexual activity. Effects of Sexual Abuse
Loss of self esteem
- Feelings of guilt
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Nightmares, sleep problems
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal behavior
- Distorted view of sex
- Withdrawal and difficulty trusting adults
- Alcohol or drug abuse
Treatment for victims of Sexual Abuse is typically Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in both individual and group settings. Focusing on the trauma using CBT is the treatment approach used most often and is designed to provide a safe environment to discuss and overcome the traumatic experience. Using the CBT approach teaches coping skills, body safety skills, impulse control, healthy sexuality and works through feelings of shame.
Triumph Youth Services uses a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in individual therapy combined with group and family therapy to treat each youth’s issues. 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.
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 includes consistent group counseling and peer mentoring, which are crucial for helping teens learn appropriate behaviors and change thinking patterns.
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 and good listeners.
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.
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