Healing a Young Boy’s Soul, Mind and Body at VBA
Vision Boys Academy staff knows that many young pre-teen boys may harm themselves when suffering from troubling life issues. That’s why we want to help young boys heal from Self-Harm, a condition in which they are deliberately causing injury to themself. This may happen more than just self-cutting. Self-Harm includes burning, punching, head banging or breaking their own bones. It can also be characterized by participation in high-risk activities.
Self-Harm (also known as self-abuse, self-mutilation or self-injury) can be the way in which boys express feelings they are not able to put into words, or divert from painful emotions. Hurting boys may want to gain power over, at least, their own body if he feels he can’t control anything else in his life. It is also a cry for help.
Many teens who suffer with Self-Harm report some type of childhood abuse (sexual or physical), and almost all say they were discouraged from showing emotions. Self-Abuse is not generally seen as a cry for help, since it is usually done in secret, and young boys work to hide the actions, as well as the emotions that lead to it. Your pre-teen may feel alone or empty, frightened by the thought of intimate relationships.
Self-harming behaviors can be a sign of several different psychiatric illnesses or personality disorders.
Treating Self-Harming Young Boys
There is not a single treatment approved for this disorder, but a myriad of options, such as different types of therapy. Treatment might include helping him to understand destructive thoughts and behaviors, gaining skills in developing outside relationships, mindfulness-based therapies (which help them to live in the present and properly construe the behaviors of those around).
We Want to Help Your Struggling Young Boy
At Vision Boys Academy, we believe that a program of consistent daily living can help your struggling young boy learn how to make the right decisions. Some boys simply need to learn the love of Christ. Some need a more concentrated effort to catch up in school. Some need to learn the importance of respecting others–and themselves. And some just need a change of environment.
That’s why Vision Boys Academy focuses on providing a nurturing learning environment for struggling young boys, in a safe, daily structured program that promotes personal, emotional, spiritual and academic growth.
Leading at-risk boys, ages 8-12, to be Godly and upright young men–that’s our purpose!
We want to help your young boy stop his self-harming behavior. One on one discussion and daily interaction with staff significantly impacts his development as he heals and grows at Vision Boys Academy.
Please call us today. (417) 246-1114
We look forward to speaking with you.