A New Beginning for Teen Survivors
Hermitage Hall’s CSEM (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Minors) Program is designed to provide restorative, empathetic care to teenage girls, ages 13 to 17, who’ve experienced trauma and abuse as a result of sexual exploitation and trafficking. The impact of this trauma can lead many young women to struggle with behavioral issues, such as self-harm, suicidal thoughts, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders and other reactive behaviors and mental health issues. Hermitage Hall provides 24-hour nursing care, psychological assessments and pediatrician and dietician consults for young women who’ve survived these traumatic experiences. Our therapeutic intervention program is designed to yield positive outcomes that can include symptom reduction, skills building, identity development, and improved behavior management and mood regulation.
Our treatment team includes professionals trained in the areas of psychology, psychiatry, social work, pediatric medicine, recreation therapy, and life skills development to help young women rebuild their confidence and emotional security. Hermitage Hall has also partnered with End Slavery Tennessee, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving victims of human trafficking. Residents receive weekly group therapy with End Slavery personnel in coordination with their assigned Hermitage Hall therapist.
OUR TREATMENT APPROACH
Treatment begins with a thorough evaluation, so our staff can accurately address what traumatic experiences are causing reactive behaviors. Our treatment philosophy is centered in Trauma-Informed Care, so we are able to take all of the patient’s history and experiences into account as we design their treatment plan. This will enable the staff to create a therapeutic environment that enables growth and healing for all residents. 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.