Conduct Disorder in Teenage Girls
Conduct Disorder is a condition of repeated violations of social norms and the rights of others. Girls with Conduct Disorder may exhibit verbal and physical aggression, cruelty towards people and pets, destructive behavior, lying, truancy, vandalism and stealing? The term denotes the distinction between a girl’s “normal” acting out and major misbehavior.
A girl with Conduct Disorder might be facing issues of juvenile delinquency and misconduct that might involve school or even legal authorities. She might be held responsible for behavioral actions that she cannot control.
Treatment primarily centers on changing the behavioral patterns that reinforce bad behavior. Unlike other disorders, therapy can typically include the parents as well as the girl. Because there is no one recognized solution to conduct disorders, many programs include training parents in effectively disciplining and rewarding good behavior in an attempt to break the cycle of bad actions leading to further bad actions.
Conduct Disorder is thought of as a possible precursor to Antisocial Personality Disorder.
Studies have indicated a preliminary link between different brain functions and lowered levels of empathy shown by those experiencing conduct disorders.
How can we help?
We help to repair and rebuild a relationship destroyed between a girl and her parents, where the staff at Wings of Faith works with your daughter to find the right answers to her problems.
We are here to encourage and nurture respect, self-discipline, leadership and creativity, allowing her to become an honest, hard working asset to the community in which she will live.
We are a Christian boarding school that provides behavioral correction with an emphasis on Christian values. While many boarding schools tend to expel misbehaving girls, we will welcome her and work to change her behaviors. Whether rebellious, deceitful, struggling with authority, our structured environment and caring professional staff are uniquely equipped to help your daughter in her struggle with Conduct Disorder.
We focus on educational excellence, spiritual growth, and a healthy lifestyle with lots of outdoor recreation, providing for a well-balanced program that will allow your daughter to make positive changes in her life.
If you’re seeking a solution to your daughter’s life-disrupting condition, please call (417) 276-8761 and speak to us at Wings of Faith. Let us show you how we can help your teen overcome her Conduct Disorder, and start transforming her life to a joyful and productive one.