for Teenage Boys
Hermitage Hall has designed this program to address the needs of teenage males ages 13 to 17 who are exhibiting problematic sexual behaviors. This includes displays hypersexuality, sexuality-reactive behaviors involving themselves or others (with or without physical contact), and reactive behaviors as a result of trauma from sexual abuse or exploitation. Our program works with teens to uncover the root causes of their reactivity, from past trauma to sexual, emotional, and physical abuse they’ve experienced or witnessed in their lives. By treating the underlying traumatic histories of the patients, we can teach them how to identify their stressors, how to spot the onset of abusive behavior and develop ways to redirect that energy in positive ways. Our goal is to release our young males back out into the world with increased confidence, improved mental health, and high sense of emotional security.
The program also offers a Cognitively-Impaired Track, specifically designated for lower functioning males. This track provides individualized treatment to match their level of functioning, their method of learning, and their ability to manage impulses.
OUR TREATMENT APPROACH
Treatment begins with a thorough evaluation, so our staff can accurately address the consequences of the trauma and facilitate the healing process. Our program is heavily informed by Trauma-Informed Care, which allows our interdisciplinary treatment team to understand a patient’s background. Knowledge empowers our team to provide more precise treatment to further encourage positive changes in behavior. Treatment plans are individualized, with considerations of their specific needs, abilities, and cognitive development. Commonly used treatment modalities may include, but are not limited to:
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Expressive and Art Therapy
- Renaissance Learning System
- Education Programming (including SPED)
- Vocational Training Program
- Social Skills Training
- Independent/Life Skills Training
- Leisure Education Services
Reach Out for Help Today
Our admissions staff is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. (CST) to schedule a no-cost, mental health assessment. Call 615-742-3000 to get started. For questions about our programs, you can also use our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.