Male Child & Adolescent

The Sexual Impulse Disorder Residential Program at Havenwyck Hospital is a secured residential program specifically designed for male children and adolescents between 9 and 17 years old. Patients have emotional and/or behavioral problems, as well as sexually impulsive behaviors that require them to be in a secure, 24-hour supervised, therapeutic mental health setting.

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The Objectives of the Sexual Impulse Disorder Residential Program

  • Provide freedom from sexually deviant behaviors
  • Treat and stabilize co-morbid psychiatric and traumatic issues
  • Identify and modify patterns of deviant sexual arousal
  • Develop deeper connections to empathy and remorse
  • Develop an understanding of sexual acting out as a mood-altering behavior
  • Establish positive anger management techniques
  • Establish and strengthen relationships skills
  • Assist families in being vehicles for change
  • Return patients to the least restrictive environment or home as soon as deemed appropriate

The program facilitates a multidisciplinary intensive treatment program that includes psychiatric assessment and monitoring, individual, group and family therapy, psychopharmacology and recreational therapy, as well as a variety of multidisciplinary and substance abuse groups.

The unique design of the residential program provides modern sex offender treatment techniques, including cognitive restructuring, relapse prevention, trauma-informed care and family systems work.

Eligibility Requirements

The program serves children and adolescents between 8 and 17 years of age who:

  • Exhibit sexually impulsive behaviors
  • Display sex-offending behavior that is beyond the scope of outpatient treatment
  • Are adjudicated or non-adjudicated
  • Have significant emotional and/or behavioral problems
  • Require a secure, mental health setting

Help Is Only A Phone Call Away

If you or a loved one are struggling with psychiatric, emotional and/or behavioral issues, please call us at 800-401-2727 for a no-cost, confidential assessment. We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, but professionals are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.