Individualized Treatment Plans for Struggling Young Men
It is imperative that the treatment plans of each of the young men at BTMA be individualized to meet the specific needs of each person. No young mans issues are exactly the same. Each of the struggling teens who enter our residential treatment program comes from a diverse background. Each one is dealing with different challenges. Each has his own hopes and dreams he wants to one day fulfill. These are the reasons that Beartooth Mt Ascent creates an individualized treatment plan for every young man who comes into our care.
Beartooth Mt Ascent Offers Individualized Treatment Plans for At-Risk Young Men
After an initial evaluation, your son’s action plan will be developed. His days at BTMA might be spent in ranch work therapy, animal therapy, wilderness therapy or experiential therapy. He will also be required to continue his education while in our program if he has not achieved a GED or High school diploma. Your child will also work on a 50,000-acre running ranch in order to build his values, work ethic and self-esteem.
Based on his physical condition and discharge goals, we’ll create a list of activities, responsibilities, spiritual exercises and fellowship opportunities best suited for your son. This agenda will work to improve virtues and positive characteristics while reducing the occurrence of negative behavior and outbursts.
Animal and Wilderness Therapy
Through animal and wilderness therapy, your son will begin to find the loving, gentle person he used to be. Taking care of and meeting the basic needs of the animals on the ranch encourages him to be less selfish and more respectful of relationships. This process will increase motivation, self-discipline, self-reliance, personal accountability and self-sacrifice. These lessons are taught in a variety of ways as he coexists with a group of peers, instructors, animals and God.
When your child experiences therapy – rather than just talking about it – he gains ground more quickly. Because BTMA is not an institution, but rather a family-style, residential treatment program, we are 100% hands on. While discussions are a vital part of the treatment process, progress only comes once your son begins to put into action those things he has recently learned about. (Find out more about experiential family therapy.)
Physical and Medical Therapy
Our first course of action is never to place your son on medication immediately upon arrival. In fact, our goal is to have your child free of all medications by the time he is discharged. Many struggling young men come to us with physical and emotional issues for which they take medication. With well-trained staff, we are fully equipped to manage prescription drugs, evaluate progress and make recommendations about changes in dosages to his physician.
Upon being admitted to BTMA’s residential treatment program, your son will begin a 90-day evaluation using his current medication regimen. After this time period, we will make suggestions about which drugs, if any, to change or discontinue.
Once struggling young men learn to identify, understand and manage the core issues that have put them in their current situation, they no longer need to medicate away the pain, anger, anxiety and impulsiveness. Our young men find being taken off medication to be a big relief… They feel as though they are making progress and accomplishing goals. That’s because they are!
At BTMA we are constantly monitoring, assessing, evaluating and implementing improvements with regard to your sons’s care. What’s more, we offer emotional and spiritual assistance for you and your other family members so that you can also begin to heal.
Contact us today for additional information or for answers to questions you may have. One of our administrators or therapists will be pleased to provide any information you need about our unique residential treatment program. Please call (307) 248-4170 to speak with a representative, immediately.