ASAP serves males between the age of 12 and 17 who have demonstrated some
type of sexually aggressive or sexually abusive behavior towards others. The
length of stay ranges from 12-18 months. The treatmnet program focuses on
reducing the risk of reoffense and to have each adolescent learn to understand
and manager their sexual abusive behavior. A multidisciplinary treatment team
works with each resident every 30 days to identify specific problem areas and
develop objectives to assist in progressing through the recovery process. The
treratment philosophy includes a strong belief in a group therapy atmosphere and
a core milieu of positive peer culture and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Concepts of expectations, privileges and responsibilities help to provide safety
and security. Specific emphasis is on working on victim empathy, health
relationships, relapse prevention, denial, techniques to interrupt inappropraite
arousal and taking full responsibilities for their offenses.