The Ranch for Boys Helps Boys With Conduct Disorder
Here’s How We See Conduct Disorder at The Ranch for Boys:
Is your son bullying people or animals, exhibiting physical or verbal aggression, vandalizing property, lying or thieving, or being truant? The term refers to the distinction between a boy’s “typical” acting out and major misbehavior.
We can help him if he struggles with Conduct Disorder, a condition of recurring and unrelenting violations of social norms and the rights of others.
What The Ranch for Boys Can Do to Help Your Son Who Struggles with Conduct Disorder–
If not treated, your teen might find that he’s facing juvenile delinquency and misconduct issues involving school or even legal authorities. He might be held responsible for behavior that he is unable to control.
Care primarily centers on being able to shift the behavior patterns that bolster bad behavior. Unlike other disorders, Conduct Disorder therapy can include you along with your boy. There is no one resolution to Conduct Disorder, but many programs include guiding parents to more effectively discipline and reward good behavior in an attempt to shatter the cycle of bad actions leading to more bad actions.
Conduct Disorder is thought to be a possible precursor to Antisocial Personality Disorder. Studies have indicated a preliminary link between different brain functions and lowered levels of compassion shown by those experiencing conduct disorders.
The Ranch for Boys… Giving your At-Risk Son a Fresh Start Toward a Successful Life.
The Ranch for Boys is a Christian residential boys ranch for troubled boys, where we believe in every boy’s potential, no matter how much trouble he may be causing.
We are not a lockdown facility. Your son will live in a dorm (to start), then home setting (with house parents), on a ranch in cattle and orchard country, near the Florida coastline. The Teen Challenge program promotes and cultivates positive peer pressure in this Christ-centered culture, helps our students develop their potential, and gain self-confidence through acknowledgement of their successes.
The Ranch for Boys provides focused and individualized attention for the boys in its care. Credits are earned in our on-campus school, but education is not our program’s primary focus. Character, hard work, and respect for others are what we concern ourselves most with. If those attributes are in place, education is more easily accomplished on campus and when the boy returns home.
Therapy is ongoing at The Ranch for Boys – all day, every day. Individual counseling sessions are not as frequent as the many 10-15 minutes of life coaching that take place during school, chores, or a sporting event. “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man” is a quote we operate by, as we find that a simple horse ride (or day of fishing) with a good mentor can provide the opportunity for a life changing conversation in a young man’s life.
The Ranch for Boys looks to provide challenging and motivating opportunities to learn trades, care for animals, and gain new experiences outside of the classroom; call us at (772) 978-4164 to see how we can give your “out-of-control teenager” a second chance at attaining a bright future of successful living.