Woodbourne Center’s Special Behaviors Unit provides effective treatment for boys, ages 12-18, with a history of being both victim and perpetrator of unhealthy sexual behaviors. The program also serves boys with accompanying issues such as Autism Spectrum Disorders or Bipolar Disorders.
Current evidence indicates that the most effective treatment is based upon a foundation of non-judgmental attitude, empathy, genuineness, and warmth. Concern for victims and their need for respect, healing, empowerment, and ongoing safety is both the driving force and guiding principle to the successful treatment of youth with unhealthy sexual behaviors.
Programming is guided by current research-based, best-practice standards for assessment and treatment, and the program's central approach is multidisciplinary and collaborative, delivered with the goal to eliminate unhealthy behavior and maximize human potential and happiness. Respect for victims, clients, and the community guide all aspects of treatment.
Youth Served: Males 12-18
Treatment Needs: Boys with moderate to severe physical or sexual abuse issues and/or neglect. May have complicating psychiatric issues such as Autism Spectrum Disorders or Bipolar Disorders. Documented unhealthy sexually behaviors, or compulsive/reactive sexual behaviors. Must be eligible for Maryland Medicaid or funded through another approved source.