Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) in Teenage GirlsGirls with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) have a mental health condition that features a long-term pattern of manipulating, exploiting, or violating the rights of others. The girl might act witty and charming one day, at other times be angry, irritable, aggressive or arrogant, all the while lying, stealing, and maybe not even showing any guilt or remorse for her actions. ‘
Have you observed her being a master of flattery and manipulation of others’ emotions? Does she disregard the safety of herself, or others? Might she even be involved in substance abuse and otherwise breaking the law (i.e.: stealing, bullying, cruelty to animals, vandalism)?
While only some 1% of the female population is identified as having Antisocial Personality Disorder, up to 90% of the incarcerated population is determined to have it (though there is not general agreement whether that is the result of genetic or environment factors). ASPD is only diagnosed in persons over age 18, who began to exhibit three or more symptoms by age 15.
Get Help for ASPD
Antisocial Personality Disorder is among the most difficult personality disorders to deal with. People with this condition rarely seek help on their own, and might be willing to start therapy only after being forced to (such as with a court order). There is no commonly recognized effective treatment for Antisocial Personality Disorder. Treatment that demonstrates the negative consequences of illegal and inappropriate behavior seems to show the most promise. Some studies have shown contingency management systems or reward systems to be at least somewhat effective in changing behavior to a more acceptable norm (not to be confused with teens not responding to typical patterns of punishment and reward). In addition, medication for frequently accompanying symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, can often help.
Antisocial Personality Disorder is very complex problem, but if your teen girl is rebelling, deceitful, struggling with authority … our Christian boarding school can help. Wings of Faith Academy is uniquely equipped to help struggling teen girls who are at risk. Our structured environment and counseling will help your daughter get the help she needs in coping with ASPD. We will help her discover and face her particular issues and learn how to make positive changes in her life.
Possibly, you feel you have tried everything, and nothing seems to work, but just continues on a downward spiral. We understand how incredibly difficult it is when you are looking for help with an out-of-control or rebellious teen. Finding the right boarding school will undoubtedly be one of the hardest – yet most important – decisions you will ever make. There is hope for your daughter, and our safe environment with compassionate care and staff supervision can be the first solid step in finding a way out of the control that Antisocial Personality Disorder seems to hold over her.
A Balanced Life
While it is most important to help your teen with her Antisocial Personality Disorder, along with her academic work (we offer a fully accredited high school diploma), it is also very important for her life to be well balanced. To that end, we provide activities such as horseback riding, volleyball, swimming, caring for farm animals, wilderness outings, uplifting movies and more. Your daughter will learn to sing in our choir and to speak publicly. Our school offers a well-balanced therapeutic program designed to help her get back on track spiritually, behaviorally and academically.
Why Wings of Faith Academy for Girls?
Typical boarding schools tend to expel misbehaving girls but at Wings of Faith, we welcome them and work with them to change their behaviors. Wings of Faith is an affordable conservative Christian boarding school, designed for pre-teen and teenage girls who are struggling with bad behavior and rebellion. The Academy provides behavioral correction with an emphasis on Christian values, set in a comfortable residential ranch setting. Our methods have been turning teen girls around for over 20 years.
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 Antisocial Personality Disorder, and start the transformation of her life to a joyful and productive future.