How We See Antisocial Personality Disorder and Your Teen at Gateway Academy
Is your son showing signs of dysfunctional thinking and relating to others, giving no thought to the feelings or safety of others, being manipulative and insincere, and without remorse? Does he refuse to conform, act impetuously and with bad temper, even break laws?
If so, your boy might be struggling with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), defined (by the American Psychiatric Association) as “a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others,” and Gateway Academy can provide a safe haven for him as he struggles to overcome this serious problem.
Gateway Academy – Here to Help Your Teen Who Struggles with Antisocial Personality Disorder
Your child will undoubtedly require enduring treatment for ASPD (as well as for any associated related conditions, such as depression, substance abuse and anxiety), as this is an extremely complicated disorder to treat.
It is vitally important to properly diagnose and treat ASPD, so that your son won’t experience possible, life-altering consequences, such as alcohol or substance abuse, risky behaviors, even repetitious law-breaking leading to imprisonment.
Treatment success might lie in showing the damaging cost of illegal and improper behavior but there isn’t a commonly agreed upon treatment for the disorder. Studies reveal reward systems or contingency management systems to be beneficial in directing behavior to a more satisfactory norm (not to be confused with normal, parental attempts at reprimand and reward). You don’t want Antisocial Personality Disorder to control his life!
Adventure Replaces Risky Behavior, Mentoring Brings Change at Gateway Academy for Boys
Gateway Academy for Boys is a character-building boarding school that offers positive discipline and life-change for boys who’ve gotten off track in life, need discipline and order, and respect for authority and for their loved ones.
Our Teen Challenge achievement lifestyle will allow your son to change for the better, with new drive and a new passion to serve others. We teach self-discipline, the value of academics and trust in God, to boys who arrive without purpose but develop solid direction and goals for their life ahead. Counseling, team sports, spiritual emphasis and a hands-on mission outreach are offered at The Academy (plus ranch and farm), turning troubled boys into respectful and caring young men
High school diplomas are awarded to our graduates, who will have been assisted in their self-paced, computer based Christian curriculum by certified teachers. Team sports teach critical interpersonal skills of camaraderie and knowing how to work with others, and so we strongly encourage athletic participation with all our students. Our life changing military format (we were once a Christian military school) creates a pattern of achievement, and includes frequent chapel service, evenings of Bible discussion, and biblical themes interjected into everything we do.
We provide our students with an atmosphere that offers a sense of well-being and ongoing support for those who are troubled by personal, spiritual and academic challenges. In the classroom, on the exercise field and at the ranch, Gateway Academy is designed for the betterment of each student, and the restoration of the family. Call us at 850 547-9011 so that your son can discover there’s more to life than struggling or fighting with those who care most about him.