Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) — We Can Help Your Boy
We can help your son with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or ODD, a psychiatric disorder that can show itself in childhood, in which he exhibits challenging behaviors, constantly disobeying you and, to put it simply, is essentially in a horrible mood (particularly when around any authority figures).
While many teens display some of these behaviors at various times, if your teen is exceptionally defiant, deliberately disorderly or belligerent, visibly angry or ill-tempered, continually in conflict with authority, malicious, maybe even placing blame on others for his own mistakes, he might have ODD.
We’re Here to Help Your Son Who Has Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Left untreated, ODD is a very trying condition, both for you and your boy. It is important to correctly categorize this Disorder, in order to be sure that his behaviors will not exacerbate, possibly leading to troubles with authorities, or violent or self-destructive behaviors.
In addition to possibly having other, correctable conditions (i.e.: ADHD or depression), ODD can be a precursor to other problems such as acute delinquency, criminal behavior and substance abuse. Effective behavioral therapy might concentrate on how to prevent problematic thoughts or behaviors from inadvertently being strengthened. Rather, use of positive reinforcement and praise for fitting behaviors are basics to successful care.
Pine Mountain Academy – Offering a Second Chance at a New Life
Our 15-month, Bible-based, therapeutic curriculum is designed in such a way as to emphasize introspective thinking along with our Christian counseling. Tailored for the individual student, the work requires our students to scrutinize areas of their lives in need of change,
Boys come to us in various states of meaninglessness, having developed dysfunctional behaviors and attitudes to satisfy their need for security and significance. As loving parents, you have explored every option as you’ve tried to help your son who has been compromised as a result of his destructive choices. Once having looked to you for direction and approval, he is now following a negative peer group down the wrong path.
Guided by the pastoral counselors on our staff, group counseling (in addition to individual counseling) occurs on a regular basis at Pine Mountain Boys Academy. This time is an opportunity to let students come to grips with commonly faced problems.
The Teen Challenge program provides a safe haven for adolescents who have filled the emptiness in their hearts with devastating consequences in its place; our residential school provides an opportunity for each student to refocus and evaluate his life decisions. We narrow distractions to provide an environment favorable to learning at Pine Mountain Boys Academy. Students won’t have access to email or social networking sites, instead focusing on their secondary education within our rigorous, interactive, self-paced curriculum. Alpha Omega Academy is a fully accredited, high quality program, created exclusively for Christian schools.
Our Aftercare program will re-establish your son’s trust, along with conflict resolution, specific responsibilities and educational goals for his return to your home.
Our environment balances discipline with personal responsibility to create a positive peer element, nurturing students who’ll receive Pine Mountain Academy’s crucial lessons of patience, diligence, teamwork, work ethics and motivation. Your son will be able to make healthy choices, transformed into the confident, unique young man he is, with a positive vision for his life ahead.