Teen Trauma Treatment in Los Angeles
Understanding Teen Trauma
What is Teen Trauma?
Teen PTSD Signs
PTSD Symptoms in Teens
- Feeling nervous or anxious
- Drug and alcohol use
- Increased anger resulting in fights.
- Changes in eating habits
- Running away from home or triggering situations
- Disturbed sleep routines
- Inability to concentrate in school.
- Continuous flashbacks, leading the sense that the traumatic event keeps happening
- The feeling of being disconnected from their bodies or dissociation
Goals of Teen Trauma Treatment
IMPROVED COPING SKILLS
Learning how to cope with trauma is a primary goal of teen trauma treatment. This may include teaching teens healthy ways to express their emotions, manage stress, practice relaxation techniques, and develop resilience.
TREATMENT OF DUAL DIAGNOSIS SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Many teens who experience trauma also develop substance abuse issues. Trauma treatment includes helping the teen identify and address their addiction so they can begin a path to recovery.
ASSIST IN REGAINING CONTROL
Many teens who have experienced trauma feel out of control and helpless. Treatment can help them regain control over their lives by developing problem-solving skills and strategies to manage their feelings.
DIVERT FOCUS FROM PAST EVENT TO PRESENT
Trauma treatment helps teens to focus on the present instead of continually returning to the past traumatic event. This can help them gain perspective and understanding to help them move forward.
ELIMINATION OF TRAUMA SYMPTOMS
Teens who experience trauma may have physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms. Trauma treatment helps teens to understand their symptoms and learn how to manage them.
ACCEPTANCE OF THE PAST EVENT
Trauma treatment can help teens to accept the past trauma for what is was, work through their emotions related to the trauma and find closure they need to move forward.
Teen Trauma Treatment Options
Treatment for PTSD in Teens
Teens tend to respond very differently to PTSD treatments, so we look for the best possible way to identify and approach a patient’s trauma. Teens react to the same circumstances differently, so the causes of PTSD can be subjective. While traumatic experiences are likely to trigger depression and anxiety, symptoms must be severe for teens to be diagnosed with PTSD. Key Healthcare provides multiple teen trauma treatment options in Los Angeles, CA. We develop individualized treatment plans to ensure long-term recovery. For teens who are particularly challenging to manage, we also offer a specialized programs for out of control teenager. If you are interested in learning more about our adolescent depression treatment options, contact us today.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
Our adolescent IOP program for trauma and PTSD takes place 9 hours per week over the course of 4-12 weeks. Your teen will participate in therapy sessions that help them work through their trauma and move forward.
Partial Hospitalization Treatment (PHP)
Our PHP for adolescents trauma & PTSD takes place 8 hours per day, 5 days a week, for 3-4 weeks. Teens will attend therapy sessions where they will develop the coping skills needed to manage their PTSD and treat underlying mental health issues like depression.
Teen Residential Treatment Program
Our male-only teen extended care facility for trauma and PTSD is a combination of our partial hospitalization program and sober living. Your teen will have around-the-clock support to treat all mental health and substance abuse issues related to his PTSD.