Secure Residential Treatment for Firesetting
With over 13 years of experience treating this population, we understand and can characterize the primary motivational factors behind juvenile firesetting. At Abraxas we treat many of the co-morbid features of the juvenile firesetter effectively. When we ‘treat the whole person,’ the risk for recidivism can be significantly reduced. Thus, attention disorders, depression, conduct disorders, and other disorders are treated concurrently with specific firesetting issues.
There is a growing body of clinical research on the underlying foundations out of which the most serious and pathological juvenile firesetters arise. These children frequently have developed with issues of early neglect and abuse. Healthy attachment processes are impeded as are the development of more functional self-regulatory abilities. With therapeutic work, the juvenile firesetter can develop more functional patterns and coping strategies.
Different firesetters require different treatment approaches; this is not a ‘one size fits all’ clinical population. Abraxas offers a residential diagnostic evaluation in a setting that examines firesetting risk and appropriate treatment interventions. Long term treatment options based on a 52 week core group curriculum are also offered.
Secure Residential Treatment for Sexual Offending
Abraxas Youth Center provides offense specific treatment utilizing the Pathways and Good Lives curriculums and the ERASOR as an assessment tool. Weekly individual therapy and bi-weekly professional psycho-therapy are provided.
Our secure detention services include multiple screenings and assessments, transportation, education, individual and group counseling.
Our shelter services include multiple screenings and assessments, transportation, education, individual and group counseling.