for Young Boys
Hermitage Hall’s Sexually-Reactive Program for males is designed to address sexually-inappropriate behaviors in boys ages 9 to 12. Often, these inappropriate expressions of sexuality are reactive: a result of being sexually abused or having been exposed to sexually graphic content, imagery or behavior. The program is open to boys whether or not they’ve had previous contact with the legal system. Hermitage Hall provides an intervention to these young residents, teaching them how to be aware of triggers for their behaviors, learn ways to redirect inappropriate thoughts and actions and develop coping mechanisms that can help sustain good behavior and mental health. At the end of treatment, we want residents to leave our facility with a restored sense of safety, power, control, and hope.
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. Hermitage Hall provides trauma-informed care to the young boys in this program since we know that these behaviors are often a reaction to previous trauma, abuse, or emotional neglect. Taking a trauma-informed approach allows our staff to understand the complex backgrounds of our patients and families to provide more targeted care. More in-depth knowledge of patient histories give us the tools to provide more empathetic treatment and create a therapeutic environment that better encourages change. 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
- Play Therapy
- Renaissance Learning System
- Education Programming (including SPED)
- Social 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.