When teenagers struggle with emotional, behavioral or mental health issues and don’t get the proper help that teaches them now to handle themselves, it can lead to a lot of frustration, pain and anger. When these emotions are allowed to build, teens often engage in risky behavior to release them as well as to forget about their troubles. Risky behavior has the potential to be dangerous to the teen, as well as others around them.
The Behavior Modification Group is designed to replace or "modify" unwanted behavior patterns with more desired behavior and enhance emotional growth. The group meets weekly, over 8 consecutive weeks during alternating periods. The group provides a safe, educational and fun environment to explore and share feelings related to emotional and behavioral struggles. A combination of open discussions, videos, educational handouts, role plays, token economy and group activities are used to complement the weekly topics.