Treating Wounds from the Past
A boy’s teenage years are an incredibly informative time for growth and progress. When previous instances of abuse and trauma in a child’s life go unaddressed, that negative history can begin to surface and cause emotional, mental, and behavioral issues in a young person. Our Trauma-Focused Program is designed to help youth who are working through that previous trauma but are expressing reactive behaviors at home or school, such as physical and verbal aggression, truancy, and other forms of acting out. Our program helps get these boys back on track, providing them with the support, structure, and therapy they need to deal with their pasts and begin to carve out a future with better behavioral and mental health outcomes.
This program is structured for young men who’ve had limited interactions with inpatient or residential facilities in the past and have few, if any, non-violent charges. The staff at Natchez Trace helps to identify the root causes of their reactive behavior, assisting young men in coming to terms with past neglect and abuse to find a new way forward. Through more education about mental health issues, they can better identify the triggers that cause them pain and develop coping mechanisms that can keep them on track. This short term program usually lasts three to six months, but the duration can vary based on patient progress and needs.
Reach Out for Help
Our admissions staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. to schedule a no-cost, mental health assessment. Call 931-296-1183 to get started. For questions about our programs, you can also use our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.