Handling Avoidant Personality Disorder
We can help your son as he struggles with Avoidant Personality Disorder, exhibiting long-standing feelings of inadequacy and great sensitivity to what others think about him. This might lead to his being socially inhibited, careful to stay away from activities in which he’d need to interact with others, especially fearing being the subject of ridicule.
Does he consider himself socially inept, convinced peers don’t find him interesting or appealing, suffering from seriously low self-esteem and heightened self-consciousness? If so, your boy may well be suffering from Avoidant Personality Disorder, and Agape can help.
It’s most important to find just the right diagnosis and treatments that will allow him to flourish if he is not progressing in a traditional school setting. Our Christ-centered approach might be just the thing to ensure his growth here.
While a commonly diagnosed disorder, there is not much agreed-upon effective treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy and group therapy are often used, and training in social skills might be, as well.
We know that the last thing you want is for Avoidant Personality Disorder to control your son’s life, and our key to success will be to effectively challenge his (negative) beliefs about himself!
Agape Boarding School is the Right Place for Your Son with Avoidant Personality Disorder
A very affordable, high quality Christian boarding school for boys in crisis, Agape Boarding Schoolspecializes in helping troubled boys who struggle with authority, are defiant and angry, unmotivated or withdrawn, been swayed into misbehavior or negatively influenced by their peers, or are experimenting with life-threatening substances,
Our fully accredited school with sprawling campus, first-class sports facilities and hundreds of
animals is designed especially for adolescent boys 12-17 who’ve gotten off track; we only work with difficult boys and so we have the experience to handle your son.
Agape is Greek for “God’s unconditional love” – and that’s what we’ll show to your boy who is dealing with behavior issues that can threaten his future. At Agape, our approach is a loving, but firm, one with 24/7 watchful care – what most troubled boys need. With God’s daily love, he’ll see his spiritual growth open the door to positive emotional growth.
If you’ve already tried short-term programs or other treatments but with no success and your son still refuses the idea of change, a residential program like Agapé Boarding School may be necessary.
If your son has been labeled a dropout or failure, we are here to transform him into a respectful and respectable young man with renewed relationships and a new purpose in life, prepared to lead a productive life in whatever career path he chooses. We will give him the work ethic and relational skills to get his life back on the right track and be a productive member of society.