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 individuals’ 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 e.g. substance abuse, self-harm, and mental health symptoms/disorders.
The vast majority of residents that are placed at KYJO Enterprises, Inc. have endured trauma (mild to severe) that have negatively affected their behavioral health and mental functioning. In an effort to improve level of functioning within the community and decrease maladaptive behaviors, the youth at KYJO participate in a variety of treatment milieu’s that include individual, group, and family therapy, anger management, and substance abuse groups. Utilization of appropriate therapeutic interventions, positive coping skills, and improved brain function provide residents the opportunity to change their outlook on life, and improve their quality of life.