JSO Treatment Program may include:
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Department Program (OJJDP) has confirmed that differences between female and male clients and patients require gender-specific treatments. Most of our male clients use the Pathways or Roadmaps to Recovery programs. Our female clients use the Growing Beyond Program. Behavior Modification Program focuses on the following:
- Pathways Group: Pathways group is a daily 12 step group that focuses on inappropriate sexual behavior accountability and responsibility. This group focuses on honesty, understanding appropriate boundaries, cultivating appropriate relationships with others.
- Trauma Survivors Group: This group is implemented to address the multi-dimensional aspects of negative life events. This may include physical or sexual abuse suffered at the hands of another, loss of significant individuals in their lives, abandonment or ineffective attachments and bonding, as well as associated symptoms of depression and anxiety. These groups are separated based on types of trauma suffered in order to maintain strict confidentiality.
- Roadmaps to Recovery: Helping boys and girls ages 6-12 overcome sexual behavior problems, including additional emphasis on becoming a Survivor. Roadmaps to Recovery incorporates many components of Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to facilitate a core evidence-based intervention. Therapy is broken down into 16 distinct steps to help children learn:
- to express feelings
- to regulate emotions
- to manage sexual urges
- to recognize and redirect negative thinking and behavior patterns
- stress management skills
- about puberty and appropriate sexuality
- rules for appropriate touching
- how to keep themselves and others safe
- Growing Beyond: an excellent resource, focusing on telling what they did, dealing with their own victimization, realizing the impact of abuse on themselves and those they abused, developing positive sexuality, and building self-esteem. Each chapter includes homework assignments and exercises.
The Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment shall address the youth's commitment to behavioral change, family involvement and/or integration, correcting cognitive distortions, appropriate expression of feelings, developing positive relationships, reducing and controlling deviant sexual arousal, victim empathy, factors that trigger sexual abusive behaviors, strategies to reduce the risk of reoffending, positive support networks, and healthy expression of sexuality and relapse prevention.