Effective Treatment of Adolescents who have been involved with Illegal Sexual Behavior is our primary goal. Residents have at least one Individual AISB session & two AISB groups weekly. Treatment utilizes "best practice" programs: PATHWAYS and FOOTPRINTS - Steps to a Healthy Life. The Goals & Objectives of AISB Treatment are:
1 - Modify thinking patterns that serve to support age inappropriate and-or non-consensual sexual interest, arousal, and behavior.
2 - Gain insight into personal trauma and develop skills to effectively cope with past trauma and victimization.
3 - Develop healthy sexual interests and age appropriate consensual partners.
4 - Learn to work through feelings of shame associated with their behaviors.
5 - Learn to identify their own sexuality and high risk situations.
6 - Learn to control and express their own sexual behaviors in a positive way.
7 - Express and work through feelings associated with their own trauma to the point of acceptance or resolution.
8 - Write a detailed relapse prevention plan covering prevention of, intervention in, and escape from high- risk situations.