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Behavioral Misconduct

Behavioral Misconduct

At Benchmark Behavioral Health we believe all individuals have areas of strength on which future success can be built and that change is possible. We believe all individuals have within them the potential to change and become a positive contributor to society. We also believe our program can offer a safe and therapeutic environment where learning and change can occur through:

  • Emotional regulation
  • Developing coping strategies
  • Building communication skills
  • Enhancing empathy
  • Engaging in healthy behaviors

Through our various programs consisting of treatment phases and a level system, residents are able to address traumatic events, stress, depression, attachment issues and a myriad of other problems to develop new skills and ways of coping and prepare to discharge.

In our residential treatment setting, Benchmark Behavioral Health provides 24-hour supervision for teen males between the ages of 13–17 on our behavior misconduct milieus. The youth in our program have a various psychiatric issues such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, reactive attachment, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant, depression or other problems areas that have resulted in dismissal from other out-patient services or other treatment facilities.

Through our treatment program, each resident has an individual treatment plan, which is based on history and evaluations given during the admission process to help diagnose problem areas. Each of our residents receives individual, family, and group therapy, which also include medication management. Residents also receive educational services through our own nationally accredited on-campus school with teachers who are special education certified. Residents receive recreational therapy where they learn skills needed for daily living and enjoyment.

Our program consists of a variety of groups conducted by staff members or licensed clinicians. Staff members provide psycho educational groups from social skills to healthy relationships and building communication skills. Licensed clinicians provide groups for anger management, substance abuse, victim empathy and sexual misconduct. The residents participate in a peer-ran group in conjunction with the administrative team, called the Patient Safety Patrol Committee, where residents set goals that help keep the facility safe.

The Behavioral Misconduct Treatment program is comprised of three distinct phases in treatment:

  • Red Phase: Residents are introduced to concepts and terminology to prepare them to understand how errors in thinking and denials played a role in their own offending/behavior problems.
  • Yellow Phase: This phase is designed to help youth understand how they used these concepts in their own lives, and to increase personal disclosure.
  • Green Phase: Residents are encouraged to take accountability for what they have done in the past to make better choices for their future.

The phase work incorporates elements from the Trauma Informed Care Model and pulls from the stages of Change Model (SCM). The idea behind the SCM is that behavior change does not happen in one step. Rather, people tend to progress through different stages on their way to successful change. Each resident must decide for himself when a stage is completed and when it is time to move on to the next.

Our three adolescent male behavior programs are named Atlantis, Apollo and Columbia. These programs are geared towards providing a safe and therapeutic environment, which promotes change through the building of new social and interactive skills. These surroundings are designed to work with individuals with consideration of their ages, symptomology and cognitive abilities.

Through our level system, residents learn to respect others along with themselves as they learn to build on their own individual strengths and competencies to prepare for discharge and plan for the future. All programs feature a multi-level behavior program that promotes appropriate interactions and skill building in dealing with situations our residents find frustrating.

Atlantis Program

  • The Atlantis Program serves males between the ages of 13–17 who have aggressive behavior problems that stem from diverse psychiatric issues such as victim of abuse, substance abuse, mood disorders, Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder and other psychiatric disorders.

Apollo Program

  • The Apollo program offers a safe, therapeutic environment for adolescent males between the ages of 13–17 who have behavior problems that stem from diverse psychiatric issues such as victim of abuse, substance abuse, mood disorders, Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder and other psychiatric disorders. Some of these residents may also be diagnosed with disorders that affect cognitive or psychosocial development.

Columbia Program

  • The Columbia program offers a safe, therapeutic environment for adolescent males between the ages of 13–17 who have behavior problems that stem from diverse psychiatric issues such as victim of abuse, substance abuse, mood disorders, Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder and other psychiatric disorders. Most of these residents have a diagnosis that affects cognitive or psychosocial development.

We Change Lives

Call 801-299-5319 to learn about admissions to Benchmark Behavioral Health. Our referral staff is available to answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.