Behavioral Health at KYJO
Behavioral Health refers to a person’s state of being and how their behaviors and choices affect their overall health and wellness (Tackett, 2018). An individual’s behavioral health can be negatively impacted by environmental and biological components. Often times, many individuals fail to practice positive self-care. As a result of this, these individuals may engage in maladaptive or poor personal choices – such as substance abuse, self-harm, and mental health symptoms/disorders.
The vast majority of residents that are placed at KYJO Enterprises, Inc. have endured mild to severe trauma that has negatively affected their behavioral health and mental functioning. In an effort to improve our residents’ ability to function within their communities, and decrease maladaptive behaviors, the youth at KYJO participate in a variety of treatment – including individual, group, and family therapy, anger management, and substance abuse groups.
Utilization of appropriate therapeutic interventions, positive coping skills, and improved brain function provides residents the opportunity to change their outlook and improve their quality of life.