South Boston’s Leading Conduct Disorder Treatment Center for Adolescents

Southstone Behavioral Health Hospital is Virginia’s leader in conduct disorder treatment for adolescents. We employ a team of professionals committed to providing clinically proven treatment that is customized to meet the unique needs of each teen who seeks our care.

Conduct Disorder Treatment

Learn more about conduct disorder treatment at Southstone Behavioral Health in South Boston, VA

Conduct disorder is a mental health concern that involves a pattern of hostile behavior that habitually violates social norms and appropriate conduct. Although conduct disorder is diagnosable at all ages, it is most often diagnosed before the age of 16. Conduct disorder consists of two types of diagnoses: childhood-onset type and adolescent-onset type. For those suffering from childhood-onset conduct disorder, their symptoms typically occur before the age of 10, while those experiencing adolescent-onset conduct disorder usually display symptoms around age 10 or older.

Though every individual’s symptoms will vary, adolescents and teens struggling with conduct disorder traditionally display aggression to people and animals, destruction of property, deceitfulness or theft, and serious violation of rules. Individuals with conduct disorder frequently infringe upon the rights and boundaries of others. Those with conduct disorder can have a hard time reading social cues and respecting relational boundaries. Furthermore, young people who struggle with conduct disorder tend to have difficulty expressing regret for their violent behavior and have a hard time empathizing with, understanding, and relating to others.

Adolescents with conduct disorder often misinterpret perceived slights as an invitation for an argument. The violent behavior characteristic of those with conduct disorder may be premeditated, although it can be impulsive. Young people who struggle with conduct disorder typically behave belligerently and aggressively when provoked, and their violent behavior is often directed toward close friends, family members, and other loved ones. Conduct disorder can affect a variety of social environments, including school, home, and public places.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for conduct disorder at Southstone Behavioral Health in South Boston, VA

Left untreated, conduct disorder can have a harmful and devastating effect on your child’s life and well-being. Those who struggle with untreated conduct disorder may face a variety of life challenges. Because the symptoms of conduct disorder often revolve around interpersonal relationships, your child may have difficulty forming and keeping friendships, having stable relationships with employers and coworkers, and securing romantic partners. If conduct disorder is left untreated, social isolation can occur as violent behavior often pushes other people away.

Because those who struggle with conduct disorder often participate in dangerous and violent behaviors, their actions can put their safety or the safety of others at serious risk. Your child’s aggression could potentially harm animals, other people, or themselves. The impact that conduct disorder symptoms can have on others ranges anywhere from mild (e.g., lying, manipulation), to moderate (e.g., stealing, vandalism), to severe (e.g., sexual assault, using a weapon on another person). Additionally, violent behavior can leave young people susceptible to long-lasting legal consequences. Because your child’s actions could harm or endanger their life or the life of another, treatment is often immediately necessary.

When your child receives treatment at Southstone in South Boston, Virginia, they can learn to manage symptoms of conduct disorder. At our residential treatment center, we offer comprehensive conduct disorder treatment services, all against the backdrop of a serene southern Virginia landscape. Our team of qualified professionals is here to help your child receive the quality of care they deserve.

Southstone is a peaceful residential treatment center for young people who are suffering from conduct disorder. Situated on 220 acres of rural countryside, Southstone offers an expansive and tranquil environment for your child to find peace and focus solely on their recovery. At Southstone, we offer a welcoming campus, with amenities spread throughout the property. Our living areas are separated from the education, dining, and treatment buildings, and there is also ample space for adolescents to participate in outdoor activities.

Here at Southstone, we provide safe and quality treatment to the young people who are entrusted in our care. We treat every individual who walks through our doors as an honored guest, and we respect everyone’s unique background. Adolescents who struggle with conduct disorder will receive evidence-based treatment options while staying on our campus. Throughout their time with us, your child will meet with their personal treatment team, which consists of a group of qualified mental health professionals who are dedicated to your adolescent’s unique recovery journey. Your child’s treatment team will collaborate to develop a personalized treatment plan that will include a variety of therapeutic activities and educational modules.

When adolescents receive conduct disorder treatment at Southstone, they will learn to control their impulses and manage their symptoms. As your child closely works with their treatment team, they may discuss family dynamics, possible past trauma, and potential triggers for violent behavior. Adolescents will gain critical skills like self-awareness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and relationship boundaries.

Types of Treatment

Types of conduct disorder treatment offered at Southstone Behavioral Health in South Boston, VA

Southstone, located in South Boston, Virginia, proudly offers an array of treatment services and therapeutic modalities. While every child’s treatment plan is different, their time at Southstone may include some of the following services:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Community-based activities
  • Diagnostic screenings and evaluations
  • Special education
  • Vocational education
  • Speech-language services
  • Medication management services
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy

If you have any questions about any of the services we offer, feel free to contact Southstone at your convenience. We are available 24/7. One of our team members will be happy to answer your questions.

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for conduct disorder

It is critical for young people to continue to use the treatment tools and coping skills they acquired with us to manage conduct disorder symptoms after departing our campus. Throughout their time at Southstone, we encourage our guests by showing them how the skills they develop during treatment can be practiced even after they leave our care.

We prepare our guests to experience continued recovery by providing them with a tangible discharge plan, or aftercare plan, when it is time for them to leave our care. Similar to their treatment plan, your child’s discharge plan is developed by their treatment team at the beginning of their stay. Your adolescent’s discharge plan will include specific details on how best to continue their recovery after leaving our campus. Southstone maintains contacts throughout the Virginia area to provide our departing guests with the best aftercare resources possible. Some of the elements within your child’s discharge plan may include ongoing medication management services, in-home therapy, or traditional outpatient therapy. Your child’s discharge plan will vary based on their unique needs, goals, and progress throughout their time at Southstone. We also remain in contact with each adolescent and their family for the following six months after they leave our campus, ensuring the stability of their discharge plan.

If you believe that your child may be suffering from conduct disorder and could benefit from residential care at our treatment center, please call us today.