Program for Sexually Abusive Boys With Intellectual Disabilities
Harbor Point Behavioral Health Center offers treatment for sexually abusive adolescent males, ages 13 to 18, with intellectual disabilities. The program provides intensive, residential treatment that accommodates this patient population’s limited level of understanding and development.
Concepts included in the curriculum address the dysfunctional beliefs and cognitive distortions often exhibited by sexually abusive youth. In addition, residents are assisted in developing appropriate social and relationship skills in order to minimize their risk of re-offending. Treatment also aims to enhance their independent living skills and to increase their adaptive behaviors.
The therapeutic alliance is paramount to residents’ treatment success. Each resident receives an initial risk assessment to evaluate their treatment needs, level of functioning and level of risk to the community.
Requirements of Program Participants
- History of sexually aggressive and sexually reactive behavior
- Assessed IQ scored between 55 and 69
- Lack of family and community resources to support adequate functioning in a less intensive level of treatment
- Enrolled in an academic program of special education with current IEP
- Displays potential to benefit from residential treatment and transfer to a lower level of care within a predictable time